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Wigan Carnival late 1920's?
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 27517
I believe this is a photo of Wigan carnival from the late 1920's. I stand to be corrected but is the procession coming down Wallgate (after the railway bridge)?

Comment by: Josh on 2nd February 2016 at 14:32

Is that the Wheatsheaf to the right, on the corner of Queen Street and Wallgate?

Comment by: Josh on 2nd February 2016 at 19:44

I've been put right thanks to Joe Thomas who has pointed out the pub is the Harp in Scholes.

Comment by: AB on 2nd February 2016 at 20:44

I think joe Tnomas is right on a later submission, This is definitely Scholes. I pondered on what was the tall building top left. I now reckon it is McCurdy's store gable end

Comment by: Vb on 3rd February 2016 at 09:18

I think you are absolutely right about this being Scholes. What makes me think it is -is the window (behind the 3men). That was Ted Browns in the 50s and the window was on the side of Vauxhall Rd, brilliant observation! The more I look at it the more convinced I am. Thanks for a different view of Scholes!

Comment by: Vb on 3rd February 2016 at 09:58

Ps it even looks as if Ted Brown's wife is looking out of the window-she always wore a hat in the shop as well and the image has a hat on as well. Well done Keith!

Comment by: Vb on 3rd February 2016 at 10:04

Sorry another ps -it's the Singer Sewing Machine sign ....,,,that's somewhat puzzling

Comment by: c.p on 4th February 2016 at 08:12

You lot must be older than me, as I dont remember Vauxhall road when it looked like this, but when I first looked at this picture I thought it was looking up Darlington street towards Clarington Forge, we used to watch the carnival from here when we were kids

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