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1879 - Grimes
Photo: PF
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Item #: 32388
Old Wigan firm.....sadly gone

Comment by: PF on 21st May 2020 at 11:37

The Arcade Building is and was a handsome pile in the domestic Gothic style of architecture, built for Richard Leigh, solicitor, and contained an arcade of shops, the Manchester & County Bank, and several sets of fine offices. Now sadly neglected!

Comment by: Josh on 21st May 2020 at 11:38

Just for interest, according to the historical inflation calculator 20 Guineas and 120 Guineas equates today to just over £2,600 and nearly £16,000.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 22nd May 2020 at 09:43

Such a long period of time in existence, and like many other well known Wigan companies that seemed to disappear within a short distance of time. A well known Wigan Borough Police sergeant, Bert Hitchen, his wife, Faye, was a sales assistant, in this establishment.

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