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Mesnes St


Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32416
Mesnes Street, Wigan, in the 1960s with Brians Furnishing Stores and G. Baillie Scotch Bakery on the corner with Back Mesnes Street.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 26th May 2020 at 12:03

Went to the upstairs restaurant a few times in the early 1960's . BUSINESS MAN'S LUNCH.3 courses 3/6. We thought we were living the High Life.

Comment by: TommyT on 26th May 2020 at 13:06

I think it was Smith's newsagent and bookshop later on.

Comment by: DerekB on 26th May 2020 at 15:51

Don't remember Baillie's with this more modern frontage, but seem to remember the side window leading to the passageway being arched and set in stone.

Comment by: Ted on 26th May 2020 at 16:27

I'm sure that in the late 1970s or early 1980s part of the floor in the furniture shop had partly collapsed, and on inspection it was found that a section of sub floor in both there and Baillie's had fallen into an old mine, Smiths later built a new bigger shop on the site.

Comment by: Kenee on 26th May 2020 at 16:33

I thought Brians furniture stores was opposite Wallgate station, did they move?

Comment by: MickLD on 26th May 2020 at 18:21

Kenee - Brians Furniture did move to Wallgate all around 1980.

Comment by: A.W. on 27th May 2020 at 11:03

Ted, I can remember some problem with Smith's bookshop, I seem to recall that the shop was built and they never moved in for ages as some issue arose with the foundations.

Comment by: jack on 27th May 2020 at 12:51

Walking past Brians one day in the mid 60s, I saw Michael Miles the then compere of Take your Pick doing the opening ceremony.Tt was said that Brian was was married to a member of female pop group called the Caravelles.

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