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Market Hall, Indoors

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old market
Photo: tommy c
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Item #: 12977
a typical market day in the sixties

Comment by: winnie on 5th January 2010 at 18:23

i used to love the market when i was a kid all the different smells from all the stalls happy memories

Comment by: dianne on 5th January 2010 at 21:38

i used to love going there much better than the new one all the fair stalls used to go just outside gret pic

Comment by: Helen on 6th January 2010 at 07:53

I loved the Market Hall as a child as well...it seemed you could buy absolutely anything there. Santus's stall where Uncle Joes Mint Balls were sold loose, they were covered in a sweet white powder ( icing sugar ?) to stop them sticking together. Potato cakes, barm cakes, pies & all those pork butchers in one part of the hall. Why did Wigan have so many pork butchers ?

Comment by: Andrew Lomax on 6th January 2010 at 10:51

Fantastic, a place where people can actually move!

Comment by: Elizabeth Rose Woodcock on 6th January 2010 at 20:10

I remember the Bulls head hanging near Greens butchers, I was terrified of it, but that was 50 odd years ago,I loved everything else though.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 8th January 2010 at 09:48

I remember Adams Stores (shown), Smailes' butchers, Harold Bradshaw's Menswear and the Jeans stall run by Mr. Ali Khan, with his surprisingly Lancashire accent. I remember the fish market facing the old Market Square...my Mam used to but mussels, cockles and winkles there and it always had a cold, damp feel to it. The fruit market was separate as well, and the floor was always covered with tissue paper off the apples and tangerines.

Comment by: Graham H K on 30th July 2014 at 19:32

The only pork butchers in Wigan market was Barons, later Mark Williams, all the rest were beef and pork, also the bulls heads were on top of Greens butchers stalls, I was a butcher in market when it was thriving,

Comment by: Linma on 13th September 2018 at 11:39

When you look at that picture and see such a busy market hall, the one we all loved, and see the sad 😭 place it is today.

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