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LOWES DEPARTMENT STORE

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Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 29298
A newspaper cutting showing LOWES store on a miserable wet day in the 1980's

Comment by: gideonfel on 16th April 2017 at 16:53

Popular meeting place in the sixties when meeting your girlfriend!

Comment by: WILLY WACKUM on 16th April 2017 at 22:22

This doorway and Woolies corner where the places to meet your girlfriends. I can still feel that thrill you got, as she got off the bus or walked around the corner. looking like a million dollars.

Comment by: Daisy on 17th April 2017 at 08:11

Oh happy days 😘

Comment by: Spud on 17th April 2017 at 08:46

I always met my boyfriend at lowes doorway who is now my husband of 48 years oh happy days

Comment by: Garry on 17th April 2017 at 09:11

Now that's what I call proper shopping and how Wigan town has changed for the worst.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th April 2017 at 10:20

I don't remember why the store was demolished....there must have been a 'story' behind it. The buildings now in its place are modern and practical but 'soulless'! Yet an old building still exists at the far end. Not having lived in Wigan for many years it would be nice to know.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th April 2017 at 12:46

It always reminded me of Grace Brothers in Are You Being Served?. The carpeted floors and creaky stairs. A friend of mine worked there as a young man and tells me there was a ghost, and I believe staff who work in the bank that now occupies the site have seen her.

Comment by: Albert. on 17th April 2017 at 15:36

Is there a modern day, usual rendezvous, in Wigan, where couples meet up, or is that now part of a bygone age?.

Comment by: A.W. on 17th April 2017 at 17:07

Albert, I'm afraid making dates is indeed part of a bygone age; nowadays you just turn out and pick something up!

Comment by: Albert. on 17th April 2017 at 19:23

I suppose now A.W. all the young Valentinoes are mobile, and collect their dates. All we had was a bus ride, or shank's pony.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th April 2017 at 21:17

I suppose King St is the place to be 'picked up' literally! A few years ago I had to walk down King St at night after a trip to Edinburgh on the train...my car was parked in Hardybutts. There were girls actually sat in the middle of the road. Everything was on show -that was the last and only time I have ever walked down there for years and years. I recall walking home many times in the sixties and feeling quite safe...not now it would seem.

Comment by: Albert. on 18th April 2017 at 10:34

A long time ago, gangs of good natured lads, and lassies would parade down Library Street, and then up King Street, or vice versa, after the cinemas had loosened. especially at week ends. It was a regular occurrence. There was never any trouble, Even before I joined Wigan Borough, Wigan was well policed then, with enough bobbies on the beat to counteract any potential trouble.

Comment by: Erwick on 20th April 2017 at 11:58

Spud, not quite up to your 48 years, we are up to 43. Not bad for a blind date, but now my eyes are really going. Lol.Sorry Luv.

Comment by: Albert. on 20th April 2017 at 19:39

Spud & Erwick. A lot of couples don't really allow the ink to dry on their wedding licence, before jumping ship. It would seem that a number of celebrities, enjoy the taste of wedding cake.

Comment by: Krystyna doyle on 3rd December 2019 at 12:07

Used to meet friends there in the 60 ‘s , then go in the cafe for a drink. Happy days

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