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Market Street


early 70s
Photo: Brian mc
Views: 1,999
Item #: 27541
just before all wigan began its changes

Comment by: A.W. on 5th February 2016 at 14:31

Would think this is about early 1971 as the shops at the top of Market Street have been demolished, I remember the shops in the old arcade were closing around Nov/Dec 1970.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 5th February 2016 at 17:58

I would say that this picture was taken in 1972, because construction of the Wigan Centre (now Marketgate) was well underway and Market Street had been made one way, when construction of the Wigan Centre started, Market Street was still open to two way traffic.

Comment by: Garry on 5th February 2016 at 19:07

Mid to late 70s I'd say.

Comment by: Barry on 6th February 2016 at 10:38

1972 -73. Th new precint opened in 1974. One way traffic so it was easier to gain access to the building site

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