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Mesnes St

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MESNES STREET
Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32413
G. Baillie Scotch Bakery on the corner of Mesnes Street and Back Mesnes Street, Wigan, in the 1960s.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th May 2020 at 06:47

Thats the bakers shop, I had the wrong spelling. I would walk up the side of the shop, turn left & then take a right into an passageway into Dicconson St...or at the start of tge passage turn left into the ginnel & up to the back gate of 38 ? Dicconson St. Thanks for showing that Frank.

Comment by: Albert.S on 2nd June 2020 at 12:55

Those warehouses to the rear, some were used by the wholesale fruiterers, Conroy’s etc.

Comment by: jcf on 3rd June 2020 at 13:22

The door with 'No Parking' sign was the entrance to Conroy's warehouse, which always appeared to be opened in the 50's and 60's.

Comment by: Joe Thomas on 5th June 2020 at 14:03

Does anyone remember the blacksmith which used to be behind Crawford's wool shop also the ice cream factory at the bottom to the left which used to belong to Green and Cook who owned the Savoy and Don cafe in Hope Street and the Gate snack bar in Standishgate wonder if anyone as a photo of the blacksmith

Comment by: jcf on 5th June 2020 at 22:05

The Blacksmith's name was Nolan Crawshaw.

Comment by: jcf on 5th June 2020 at 22:41

The Gate Cafe/Snack Bar was run by the Green Sisters in the 50's & 60's.

Comment by: Joe Thomas on 6th June 2020 at 14:09

Thanks jcf

Comment by: jcf on 7th June 2020 at 17:25

The Gate Cafe/Snack Bar was run by the Green Sisters in the 50's & 60's.

Comment by: Dave Orrell on 23rd June 2020 at 22:53

Yes I remember the blacksmith shoeing a horse there.End of an era really.

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