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You have now disclosed the source of this set of photos, nevertheless you deserve credit for putting these on Wigan World. Thank You, they are fantastic.
There must be more photos like these to capture old wigan
There may well be more pictures like these to capture old Wigan John, in the meantime I'm sure I, and others, will "keep looking".
Pleased you like them Aubrey, as I do. I did mention with the first one I posted they were from a film archive. I doubt if better quality photographic images of Wigan's environment from over 100 years ago exist, even though they are stills from a film. They are free to watch on any computer provided it has internet access.
Is this part of Wigan Wallgate more,or less the same in appearance now, as it is, depicted in this photograph? Various parts of Wigan seem to have changed a great deal,from how we knew them, in the 50s,and 60s.
Great photo Keith. Looking at these photos of 1902, were there any women living in Wigan then.
Hi ann21, I suspect there were just as many women as men living in Wigan at this time but both Mick and myself have tried to explain their absence from the town centre, in other Wallgate photos I've posted on this page, whether it was a celebratory event or just another working day.