INDEX TCS WIGAN5 Comments
Photo: Paula Allen
Item #: 32898
I remember this being MS charity shop, its such a shame that so much space has been wasted in Marketgate over the years.
For a charity shop they had quality clean items on sale and always had good books, and at times it could be quite busy with folks browsing and buying goods.
Is Marketgate still closed up Edna, and with what I've heard that's happening at the Grand Arcade, is that going the same way too I wonder.
Yes Cyril I believe it is, and I think it will be for some time, at least until the council start on their next project.Iike you say we have yet to see what happens with The Grand arcade!!
I worked at Index for nearly 15 years, it closed in July 2005. The tables and chairs in the photo are the ones that were used in the Index Staff Room.
When the Wigan Centre Arcade opened in the mid 1970s that used to be the Co-op supermarket, and the Co-op furniture and households goods shop was further down. Then the Co-op moved to Crompton Street where Gala Bingo is now. There were hardly any people shopping in the Co-op compared to Morrisons.