STANDISHGATE THE 80,S7 Comments
Photo: GEOFF GASKELL
Item #: 18856
Early 80's. McDonalds opened in 1983
The old co-op emporium, think it was a discount electrical store in the early 80s, remember buying a radio cassette player there about that time. The Co-op moved out in the early 70s when Wigan Centre Arcade was built.
So many happy memories looking back,I remeber the old Co-Op, and my mum buying a twin tubb washing machine from there on 'HP', and buying our clothes from 'C&A's'.also Clarks Shoe Shop was accross the road.
I walked this route going to the Convent. I still remember the distinctive aroma of the butchers.
I used to work at Mark Williams the butchers earned a maximum of £4 for a 5 and a half day week and it was work work work 1968 start of my working carear
is that tiffanys in the distance on the right.
the electrical retailer was trident.i worked there in about 1980