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Mesnes St

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MESNES STREET
Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32417
Shops on the corner of Mesnes Street leading to Upper Dicconson Street on the left include G. Price Grocery, Donovans fruit and vegetable shop and P. Murphy Bespoke Tailor in the 1960s.

Comment by: Helen B on 26th May 2020 at 04:37

Does anyone know approximately what numbers these properties would have been? My Grandfather had a gents tailors shop in Mesnes Street around the 1940’s.

Comment by: MickLD on 26th May 2020 at 09:35

Helen B - these shops reading left to right would have been all around 75 to 69 Mesnes Street; Price's grocers being 75, and WA Salter's chemist (partly out of shot)being 69.

Comment by: grimbsy on 26th May 2020 at 10:07

The door between the grocers and tailors looks to be number 11.

Comment by: Helen B on 26th May 2020 at 12:26

Does anyone know approximately what numbers these properties would have been? My Grandfather had a gents tailors shop in Mesnes Street around the 1940’s.

Comment by: Helen B on 26th May 2020 at 12:36

MickLD
Thank you for your prompt and helpful information. Grandfather’s shop was 57 so I can now place it. I did have a feeling that it was around that part of Mesnes Street.

Comment by: Mick LD on 26th May 2020 at 13:22

Grimsby - number 11 was at the Standishgate end of the street. I used to work at 51 Mesnes St, which was eight or nine doors down from Salters chemists in the photo.

Comment by: MickLD on 26th May 2020 at 14:08

Glad to help Helen B - if you look at Item #: 32414, also in this excellent set of pics posted by Frank, number 57 would have been the right hand half of the double fronted World Wide travel agents premises.

Comment by: Phil on 26th May 2020 at 17:43

MickLD, 57 Mesnes Street would have been the left hand side of the double fronted worldwide travel shop as you look at it.

Comment by: MickLD on 26th May 2020 at 18:19

Phil - 57 Mesnes St was the right hand side of the travel agents. I worked at Aspinalls in the photo,and I know that was 51 Mesnes St because I had to write it out in full every time I completed a receipt for tradesmen. There are two shops (53 and 55) between Aspinalls and the double fronted World Wide travel, therefore it follows the right hand side of the travel agents is 57.

Comment by: Helen B on 26th May 2020 at 20:27

MickLD,
That’s great, thanks. I do remember Worldwide travel, think I booked a holiday there once, little did I know!

Comment by: Mick LD on 26th May 2020 at 22:41

The property is now Northwood estate agents, Helen.

Comment by: ArthurP on 27th May 2020 at 12:04

Was Salter’shop previously Tom Hughes’s bike shop?

Comment by: Phil on 27th May 2020 at 19:42

Sorry Mick I can see your logic and the assumption you've made but you're wrong. The two shops adjacent to Aspinalls were 53 & 53A, as such the travel agent occupied 55 & 57 with 57 being on the left as you look at it.

Comment by: Phil on 27th May 2020 at 19:50

Just in case you were in doubt Mick

Registered Office: Northwood (Wigan) Ltd, 55-57 Mesnes Street, Wigan, WN1 1QX - 06432246 VAT reg No 929 4731 89

Don't worry, we all make mistakes.

Comment by: MickLD on 28th May 2020 at 08:00

Phil - you were correct, and I was wrong.
The 'rogue' number 53a confused me!
My apologies.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th May 2020 at 08:36

Booked my first foreign holiday in 1966 at World Wide Travel.. We went to Benidorm which was more of a fishing village at that time, nothing like it is now.

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