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Chapel Lane


Ernest Rushton
Photo: Sandra
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Item #: 29971
Ernest Rushton, out side his shop on the corner of Caroline Street and Chapel Lane. Thought to be around 1948 after he left the army.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th December 2017 at 16:10

A fascinating photo. I love old shops. Wish I could go in and choose some clothes for my 1940s wardrobe!

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 7th December 2017 at 18:40

Sandra: I've no doubt that there will have been many a corner shop on the streets of Wigan, over the years, but perhaps Mr Rushton's corner shop is also that which is shown in Harold Riley's painting 'The Bird Shop, Wigan.' Just curious. Thanks.

Comment by: Nigel Lee on 22nd March 2021 at 11:44

Ernest Rushton is my blood Grandfather and Dad to my late Mum Sylvia Rushton (Lee) any family who is related it would be good to share memories

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