Market Street12 Comments
Photo: Robin Leigh
Item #: 27187
i bought my first 12 bore shotgun from jjb i was only 14 how times have changed.
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.
Eddie, Ref my previous comments on the Smiths Coaches origins Note the old SMITHS TOURS sign behind the vertical restaurant sign
Nice improvement, Robin.
Spotted it AB. It can also be seen on the photo taken looking across the market square, behind the row of Smith's coaches.
Pacific Ocean Chinese tree course lunch five bob!
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!
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?
The building with the tower on top, is that the Queen' Hall?.
Are those the yellow neckerchiefs of St Johns Pemberton ? 11th Wigan (West)
Yes Albert, that's Queens Hall.
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