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Market Place Wigan 1964


Market Place Wigan 1964
Photo: anita maijer-schrot
Views: 4,072
Item #: 15043
Market Place Wigan, photo taken 1964...

Comment by: Mick on 14th June 2010 at 21:35

Youv got some great old Wigan photos Anita.

Comment by: josie pennington nee beckett on 14th June 2010 at 21:58

some beltin photos anita, please put more on

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 15th June 2010 at 07:14

A great era, thanks Anita.

Comment by: watchalot on 15th June 2010 at 08:21

good photo but market square

Comment by: John on 15th June 2010 at 12:15

Watch it Watchalot, we should appreciate all photos thats posted.

Comment by: Martin Pearce on 17th June 2010 at 07:30

Memories are flooding back................great photo.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 17th June 2010 at 14:56

I know we shouldn't be forever looking back,but I look at photo's like this one and just sigh with nostalgia.

Comment by: John on 17th June 2010 at 16:42

Looking back alright Maureen, what can we look forward too...... ?

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 17th June 2010 at 19:11

Not a lot John,except trying to appease and pander to other countries,I wonder,will youngsters look back at photos of their youth and feel nostalgic,I hope so but doubt it,I myself love all the latest technology but our lives were so simple then without it and better,at least that's what I personally think,or am I just longing for my own youth,makes you wonder doesn't it.

Comment by: John on 18th June 2010 at 14:37

Nostalgia... thats what it is Maureen, we all had a great time in our youth, (some bad times aswell) but overall, it was nice.... so simple and clean.

Comment by: josie pennington nee beckett on 19th June 2010 at 23:14

do you all remember silcocks fair on the market square, fantastic. roll a penny, black peas waltzer, cocks,wish it was on tomorrow.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 20th June 2010 at 06:23

Yes I remember it well Josie, and you never got your feet muddy, because the floor as you can see is cobbled.

Comment by: ststephens97 on 20th June 2010 at 13:23

werent the gas showrooms located within the big building in the distance?

Comment by: aitch on 29th June 2010 at 12:20

It was the gas showrooms, but was originaly Rushtons the grocers head ofice and warehouse

Comment by: Joe Thomas on 31st July 2010 at 14:28

It Was Also Used By Pendlebury's When Their Store In Standishgate Burned Down In 1950'S

Comment by: mick eastham on 12th June 2011 at 22:46

maureen dont think looking back is wrong thought that wigan was far more interesting and varied than the concrete rubbish put up in its place

Comment by: Standisher on 16th June 2011 at 10:52

Ah nostalgia, it ain't what it used to be ;)

Comment by: Lizzie down under (nee Hayes) on 3rd November 2012 at 04:08

Yes I remember those cobblestones well!! Us kids used to help Mum sell produce from our stall in all weathers on Saturdays. 1964 we left Standish for Adelaide Australia, so this photo brings back a lot of memories. Thankyou Anita

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