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Mesnes St


Photo: B McDonough
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Item #: 23904
making roads better?

Comment by: Andrew Lomax on 12th September 2013 at 23:53

Where those cars are parked, would that be the entrance to the now multi storey car-park?

Comment by: Ken R on 12th September 2013 at 23:58

Alterations, is understated.

Comment by: Mick on 13th September 2013 at 09:37

Andrew Lomax - where the cars are parked is now the corner entrance to the new market hall, at the junction of Mesnes St and New Market St.

Comment by: A.W. on 13th September 2013 at 09:58

Andrew, the car park is roughley were the Market Hall is now. Morrison's (previously Whelans) and a Dairy with milk floats used to be on the site directly before demolition.

Comment by: DerekB on 13th September 2013 at 15:10

The dairy mentioned was Grimshaws & Culshaws.

Comment by: MikeW on 15th September 2013 at 14:42

Its easy to forget just how grotty the town was even as recently as 30 years ago

Comment by: A.W. on 16th September 2013 at 09:35

Mike.W. It's not fair to say that Wigan was grotty, true, some parts of the town needed rejuvenation, but what have we got now? A town centre with a Market Hall that is half empty most of the time and loads of empty shops.

Comment by: Scott Wall on 16th September 2013 at 12:05

Yes , it was on the grotty side , but it had loads of character , the likes of which we wont see again .

Comment by: Kenee on 17th September 2013 at 10:39

Yes it does look grotty, part way through redevelopment and you can't say that it doesn't look better now. Along with the grot several fine old buildings were got rid of as well.

Comment by: Roy on 17th September 2013 at 12:59

The cars aren't parked, they are too far away from the kerb, as you will notice Mesnes St was one way then. Someone name me a town that didn't and doesn't still yet have it's 'grot spots'. PS Yes it's me Derek,lol.

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