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Market place Wigan


Marketplace around 1981/2
Photo: Stephen Kirk
Views: 2,845
Item #: 30798
View of Market Place with the familiar Lowes sign in evidence.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th October 2018 at 09:11

Lowes department store still trading before it met it's fate and also the Ladies/Gents toilets still open. We used to catch the bus home from here

Comment by: Burtspieeater on 18th October 2018 at 10:45

How can the Marketplace change so much in the 10 yrs between 1972 and 1982. In '72 it had character whereas in'82 it was just another town anywhere in Britain. Just tragic.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 18th October 2018 at 11:02

This photo too is recognisable from when I knew it in 1953. I remember waiting for the Corporation bus up to my grandparents who lived near Cherry Gardens at St Clements Rd.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th October 2018 at 11:32

I had completely forgotten about that garden in front of Lowes.

Comment by: john on 18th October 2018 at 14:41

So had I Veronica. They should bring it back, it looks so much nicer.

Comment by: Mick on 18th October 2018 at 19:25

Many moons ago when I was a young Wigan Grammar School lad I remember the underground urinals with the glass fronted cisterns where very often some wag would place a goldfish or two! Something to look at while attending to business!!

Comment by: Mr X on 19th October 2018 at 21:33

The photograph was taken at 3:10pm according to the parish church clock, and there is a Warburtons bread van. Remember the underground toilets, and the bus information kiosk. The GMT bus is a single deck Leyland National, likely to be a TXJ K, or XVU M reg, that replaced the corporation Panthers HJP950-961H being withdrawn about this time.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 20th October 2018 at 10:44

I don't remember the goldfish Mick, but I do remember the smell

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