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Poolstock Lane, Worsley Mesnes


Kay's Hardware
Photo: Catherine Bolton
Views: 4,836
Item #: 12270
This photo was possibly taken soon after the shop was extended in the 1960s.

Comment by: James on 21st October 2009 at 23:14

I remember going there for esso blue for my Dad greenhouse heater.

Comment by: trewyth on 22nd October 2009 at 06:33

Is this the shop that used to be owned by Tan Corless. She used to pump paraffin by hand from a large open drum. H&S would have a fit today!
The van in the pic. has aregistration dated 1964 I think.

Comment by: Jim Latham on 22nd October 2009 at 11:33

Tan Corless's shop was about 100yds from this shop. It was on the corner of Poolstock Lane and Howden Drive, next to Peter's Chinese Chip-shop

Comment by: Cathy B on 22nd October 2009 at 12:19

Thanks for that Jim.
Even John had forgotten that, but now you've reminded him he can picture an advertisement for Kiwi Boot Polish in the window!
By the time I arrived in Worsley Mesnes in 1965, that shop, next to 'Peter's' sold paint and wallpaper.

Comment by: Joan Beckett(Wilding) on 24th October 2009 at 00:39

My mum used to have the chip shop facing Kays on the opposite corner to the out door.

Comment by: Cathy B on 25th October 2009 at 08:27

Mmmmm best chips! Those were the days of proper Wigan chips.
When your mum's shop went did you work at Yates', St. Pauls Avenue Joan?

Comment by: Joan Beckett(Wilding) on 1st November 2009 at 21:45

Yes Cathy, I did work in Yates in St. Pauls I worked there for 12 yrs approx.

Comment by: peter jones on 10th February 2010 at 17:28

i lived across the road in holt st and remember it called sharrocks hardware about 1956

Comment by: Teresa on 18th January 2014 at 21:42

Was the chip shop where the newsagents is now? Was Henrys?

Comment by: lanky11 on 2nd February 2014 at 01:15

Teresa do you have any pics of Holt st My grandma grandad Aspey lived there till 1935 until grandad died I would love to see a pic Smiles

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