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Market place Wigan


Before the Bland Arcade
Photo: Colin Benfold
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Item #: 17315
Scanned from a photo i obtained from a flea market some years ago. Not sure of the date shown but suspect the 1920's

Comment by: Helen on 10th March 2011 at 13:33

Apt words Colin !
I went through those doors into Woolies many a time.

Comment by: Derek Bond on 10th March 2011 at 16:04

Colin, this photograph appears in a book that I have titled Manchester Road and Rail. The caption under it states that until 1929 Wigan had only single deck buses and that the bus in the picture, reg no.EK 7260 and fleet no.2 was one of many purchased between 1929-1931 for tramway replacement.

Comment by: mh on 11th March 2011 at 17:15

the "Bland Arcane"

Comment by: John on 17th March 2011 at 09:00

I think everyone did Helen...Note the way to Central Railway Station on Woolies building...hence station road.

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