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Market Street


Photo: Frank Orrell
Views: 1,987
Item #: 30836
The scene in Market Street, Wigan, as a walking day is about to get under way in the 1960s.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2018 at 22:47

I recognise Boon's chemist as I worked there for a short while in the 70's

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th November 2018 at 23:30

I bet you served me with my false eyelashes in the early 1970s, Veronica. They were called Hoodwinks Extremists and I bought them from Boon's! xx.

Comment by: Jonno on 13th November 2018 at 00:24

I speak to Mr Boons son, he lives in Spain.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th November 2018 at 07:35

I may have served you Irene in between dusting the shelves and bottles. It was a nice shop and very convenient for nipping in the market as there was a back door as well as the one on the front. I remember Mr and Mrs Boon but never met their family. I did wonder where they went to after the shop was demolished.

Comment by: A.W. on 13th November 2018 at 11:24

I remember going to Boon's chemist, our Doctor was Dr Jones at Drumcroon on Parson's Walk, if we got a prescription off him we always went to Boon's with it.

Comment by: Brendell on 13th November 2018 at 12:05

From the warm clothing being worn I suspect this was a St George's Day parade. Guides, Scouts, Boys Brigade etc all used to parade.

Comment by: Ste Wigan on 13th November 2018 at 18:29

Jonno, would that be Simon?

Comment by: Linda Cunliffe on 12th May 2019 at 22:30

I recognize Boon's too, was a Saturday/holiday girl there late 60's/ early 70's. Loved it, Mr Boon was a real gentleman. Had to leg it down to catch my train home so I could catch it back to go to the Casino!

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