Market place Wigan27 Comments
Photo: irene roberts
Item #: 20235
hello irene, you and peter time travelling again, pick me some bargains up at 1950s prices, sort it out when i see you
Irene this is lovely and I bet you and Peter are thrilled to bits with it. What a wonderful and thoughtful birthday present from your daughter and son-in-law. It looks like you're really there.
Well worth the time and effort Irene, you and Peter blend in nicely with the background. Your daughter deserves a great deal of gredit, well done
Thankyou all, but the star of the show is Tony Cunningham, with that fabulous pic of his ancestors all around the pub in Wigan. That must have taken so much time and patience, and just gave me the idea to put Our Ashley's photo of Peter and I on The Album. The hat I am wearing is original, but I have since got one that isn't original but is much more "forties" to look at, and I am itching for the new season of forties events to start!
Thanks, Kath and Margaret. Colin, she will be ringing me tomorrow for Mothering Sunday, and I will pass on you compliment and tell her to have a look at the comments. She lives on The Isle of Lewis now, and we only see her once a year. Did you used to go in The Platt Bride Inn, Colin?
Yes I did use to go in the Platt Bridge inn Irene, and the Queens, the King William and the Vic. I always finished off the evening in Hindley, then catch the last LUT bus home to the depot (for free) That was up to 1986 when I moved to Hindley Green where I presently reside. Some great nights out then.
Sorry for the spelling mistake in Credit, hope you could still read through it.
Irene what a lovely picture.. Very thoughtful of your daughter and son-in-law..
Irene and Peter.. no wonder you stopped the traffic,you both look great.
Thanks, Janet and Maureen. Ashley rang me today and she was so pleased about all the lovely comments.
How are you colin , not seen thee for ages hope tha well lad.
aww thats lovely irene bet you love it x
You look fantastic both of you.
Thanks Josie and moodysue. We are in glorious technicolour on Photo-a-Day September 2011. Apologies if this comment appears twice, as I put it on last night but it doesn't seen to have registered.
id'e love to know where the bus is going iv'e magnified it but still blared can anyone help.
Josie, I imagine it would have been going to Beech Hill/Springfield. I seem to recall Beech Hill buses picking up near Lowe's. The buses for Ince,Hindley, Abram, Platt Bridge would have gone down Library Street, Standish buses went up Standishgate/ Wigan Lane, (I used to work in Standish), and Pemberton/Orrell buses would have gone down Wallgate.
The stop after the Beech Hill stop on Market St was Martland Mill via Evan House Farm, opposite the Fleece Hotel.
This is obviously a made up pic (bus casts a shadow, whereas the couple are shadow free)Not a factual pic of old Wigan.....Nice as a present tho'..;o)
Art, the photo (minus Peter and myself) is somewhere on The Album. That's where Ashley got it from.
It is under "Street Scenes", then "Market Place". Ashley has cropped it to enable her to superimpose us.
Yes, Irene, I can see that.bt inching "floaters" to someone elses pic, without acknowlegment, makes a false memory. If you look at the couple, the shaded part o the mans face is the left side, which is the north.....T'sun don't shine from the north in good 'owd Wiggin..;o)
Afantastic photo, but did we have that type of crossing in the 40s,
Ged, probably not; as I have put in the description of the photo, I think it is actually 1950s Wigan, but the idea was just to show us in an old-fashioned setting to go with our outfits. Art, you have the advantage over me with the technicalities; I don't really understand all that. The photo was simply a very kind gesture from my thoughtful daughter and son-in-law to make Mum happy.....it was never meant to be perfect.
Irene..there's always one.
Nee McGovern......One what? making pointless posts?
This is an album of genuine street scenes, some enhance, but not doctored, which make the untrue pics.
I have done many on other WW boards in fun, quite a few will agree. But NOT on historical pictures of Wigan History.
If you can read my first post on the subject, I mentioned "a nice pres"
Then of course, you have to stick your beak in with a snide remark....Get a life!! You're "that always the one"
Now, Art, be nice. Irene was just showing us a nice picture, kindly done for her by her relatives. I wish I had the know-how to do these things.I am sure she did not mean to misled anyone... she did explain in her post underneath the photo. Well I for one like it. I think they make a lovely couple.
There is no-one who loves and appreciates the original photos of old Wigan more than me, and if by doing this kind deed for my birthday my daughter had taken away the original copy and put this in its place I could understand your feelings; I would have been upset myself. But the original copy is STILL THERE, just as it was, for all to see, and always will be.
Art, lad, let me put my arm around you. This pic is just for fun, it's to show how they blend in with the background thats all. Take a few short breaths and say sorry to Maureen.
Art,the comment was not aimed at you..I'm sorry you had to put scathing remarks like that on..you must realise that comments are only for the remark that is made not on a personal level..I don't know you from Adam..anyway,if I've upset you I apologise.