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paper shop
Photo: panc
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Item #: 23777
Fanny and Harry Lea outside their paper shop on the corner of Wallgate and Tickle Street, in about 1950.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th August 2013 at 19:40

I love pics of old shops and always wish I could go inside. Are those "Christmas Stockings" hanging in the window.....the ones you can buy, usually made of net, containing chocolate and sweets? I believe Sweet rationing was still in force until 1954, but they certainly resemble Christmas Stockings.

Comment by: Gary Lea on 15th February 2014 at 19:03

That is my granny and grandad. I have the original photo.

Comment by: Vera Meadows Entwistle on 8th January 2015 at 00:39

Lucky you, Gary. We lived at 146in a shop called Ascot Fashions and my grandparents had a grocery shop at 150 (Alice Aspey Seal and James Seal) and I would love to have a photo of their shops.

Comment by: gary lea on 7th October 2015 at 18:50

Hi Vera,

Do you know my Dad Brian Lea? He is still here with me.

I can't help you regarding other photos you mention.

I have one that shows the old wood work and sweet jars inside my gran's shop and I also have a colour photo of when Wigan won some kind of cup back in the 50's I think of them on the bus.


Comment by: talktalk on 13th March 2019 at 21:54

Was tickle street on the same side as great George street

Comment by: Panc on 23rd April 2020 at 20:28

Tickle street was on the same side as great George st but much further down between Wigani pier and seven stars canal bridge.

Comment by: lesgaskell on 25th May 2021 at 20:01

it was after sharps st i lived at 210

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