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MILLGATE AVAROOT
Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32642
Fire fighters remove smoke damaged items from the Avaroot bric-a-brac store in Millgate after a fire in September 1997. Arson was suspected at the listed building. Next door is the derelict Boro Cafe and the Fits leisure centre.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 9th August 2020 at 10:02

Do you know, I completely forgotten Avaroot, and yet I often had a mooch round and bought a few things from there.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th August 2020 at 14:32

Irene, I too enjoyed having a root around in there and in Paul Prescott's later premises on Back Mesnes Street, Paul Morris had the huge premises on The Wiend where you could spend many a hour having a mooch in those many rooms, corridors and attics crammed full of books, collectibles and curios.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 9th August 2020 at 14:56

Yes, Cyril, I went in those as well!

Comment by: Edna on 9th August 2020 at 16:08

Irene, I had also forgot about Avaroot as well, and I loved it.Still went when they moved.I am getting a little worried now about the old grey cells!!.x

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 9th August 2020 at 19:59

Aren't we all Edna? But I remembered The Chippy next door....once a Wiganer, always a Wiganer! xxxx

Comment by: Brian on 9th August 2020 at 21:42

Irene if you like a mooch, try the shop on the bend at Clarington Forge, you can spend a couple of hours MOOCHING.

Comment by: Edna on 9th August 2020 at 21:54

Ho! Yes Brian, I keep forgetting about that one as well.I have been told it's very good.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 9th August 2020 at 22:09

Thanks, Brian. xx

Comment by: Linma on 10th August 2020 at 11:52

Irene you’re right, you can take the lass out of Wigan but you can’t take Wigan out of the lass.

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