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Market Street


Rework of Photo by Eddie. Item #: 27186
Photo: Robin Leigh
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Item #: 27187
Tweaked the colour and sharpened it up a bit to see if any faces become recognisable.

Comment by: antar on 10th December 2015 at 09:30

i bought my first 12 bore shotgun from jjb i was only 14 how times have changed.

Comment by: Eddie. on 10th December 2015 at 11:00

I realise it was called J J Broughton, or something originally but I only knew it as J J Bradburn's. Not that I ever bought anything from there as it was far too expensive. I got my stuff from Oliver Somers.

Comment by: AB on 10th December 2015 at 11:31

Eddie, Ref my previous comments on the Smiths Coaches origins Note the old SMITHS TOURS sign behind the vertical restaurant sign

Comment by: Keith on 10th December 2015 at 11:34

Nice improvement, Robin.

Comment by: Eddie. on 10th December 2015 at 12:12

Spotted it AB. It can also be seen on the photo taken looking across the market square, behind the row of Smith's coaches.

Comment by: John on 10th December 2015 at 15:18

Pacific Ocean Chinese tree course lunch five bob!

Comment by: gideonfel on 10th December 2015 at 16:28

The gastronomic highlight of late sixties Saturday nights (after the Crofter's, the Clarence and the Bier Keller) was the Pacific Ocean Special, with the obligatory egg on top!

Comment by: Gerry on 11th December 2015 at 08:30

Just behind the band, cub scouts are walking, above them up on the wall is the JJB sign of two cricket bats leaning on a wicket topped by a football and a cricket ball did they have two shops on market st or were they in the throes of moving?

Comment by: Albert. on 11th December 2015 at 17:21

The building with the tower on top, is that the Queen' Hall?.

Comment by: Stan on 12th December 2015 at 20:44

Are those the yellow neckerchiefs of St Johns Pemberton ? 11th Wigan (West)

Comment by: Jonno on 13th December 2015 at 11:01

Yes Albert, that's Queens Hall.

Comment by: Sam.h on 13th December 2015 at 11:10

The shop battyes on the corner was a gents outfitters I think his wife was a teacher at my old school moss lane platt bridge in the 1950s just came to me when I saw robins photo. Strange thing the mind when the millage builds up on it

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