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St George's, Wigan


St Georges church early 1950's 4
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Item #: 30885
Can anyone identify the location?

Comment by: john on 5th January 2019 at 13:59

The shop facia board says, "Wigan Printing Co Ltd" as near as I can make out, though where exactly this was I don't know.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th January 2019 at 14:39

Wigan Printing Company had premises on the corner of Chapel Lane and Harrogate street I think this may be it? I can remember going there to buy small pads of drawing paper which they obviously made up from the left over pieces of paper.

Comment by: Philip G. on 5th January 2019 at 15:18

Harry C mentioned the printer's subsequent shift to premises on Chapel Lane (Item 29538).

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th January 2019 at 15:51

Just looked on an older photo under CHAPEL LANE and the location is where I thought it was The man with arms folded is stood on the steps of what was the DOUGLAS TAVERN

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th January 2019 at 15:57

Ooops wrong street, it isn't on the corner of Harrogate St and Chapel Lane the street is Douglas street

Comment by: Veronica on 5th January 2019 at 17:07

All very recognisable once you know where it is! They are quite a way from home though......

Comment by: From Where on 6th January 2019 at 00:22

Part of me, but never again, their eyes are mine ...but that was then..

Comment by: Albert. on 6th January 2019 at 15:35

As Veronica comments Ron. Douglas Street is a very long way from St George’s Church, especially for youngsters to walk. Is it a street off Pottery Road?.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 8th January 2019 at 14:56

Albert Douglas Street was more or less opposite the 2nd Wigan baths. Just higher up from the old fire station on the opposite side of Chapel Lane

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