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Photo: Frank Orrell
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Item #: 32646
Looking down Millgate with the new Scholes developing in 1968.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 9th August 2020 at 12:48

Where did Scholes end, and Millgate begin?.I believe that that is the Shovel and Broom, just showing on the left.

Comment by: Ray on 9th August 2020 at 13:00

The chap on the motor scooter looks like he may be a bus driver or a
bus conductor. The white spot on his left lapel looks like a PSV badge
that drivers and conductors wore, and on his head is what looks like
a drivers cap.

Comment by: Edna on 9th August 2020 at 21:48

Albert, Schole's ended were the Shovel and Broom was, because you then went into Harrogate St. Were the old police station was,and Millgate started were the old baths was.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 10th August 2020 at 08:44

Edna. I remember Harrogate Street, it ran at the back, and parallel with Darlington Street. A passageway led to it from Chapel Lane, opposite the old Wigan Borough Fire Station. You could also get into Harrogate Street from Darlington Street. The the old Wigan Borough Police garage was on the opposite side of Darlington Street.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 10th August 2020 at 09:08

Edna. One of the reasons that I remember Harrogate Street, is. I went to a domestic disturbance in that street, in about 1960.
The chap in the house complained that his wife had poured the chamber pot all over him.
He kept inviting me to feel just how wet he was.
I told him “ I have no intention of putting my hand on a load of pee” l may not have exactly used the word ‘pee’.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 10th August 2020 at 09:39

Is the pub just showing on the left not the Horseshoe ? at the bottom of Station Road ?

Comment by: Albert.S. on 10th August 2020 at 12:02

W.N.1 Standishisher.
You are correct. See Assorted. Traffic wardens. The Shovel and Broom must be further down, in that row. Such a variety of pubs.

Comment by: AH on 11th August 2020 at 10:02

Scholes began near the river douglas bridge; 1st pub on the left was Thatched House; then Rope & Anchor ; then Shovel & Broom.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 11th August 2020 at 10:28

Just looked on assorted Albert, thanks for the heads up. Great picture of the Horseshoe, played darts in there a few time before it came down. Also Arthur Stott pictured, I remember him on patrol around Standish in the 60's/70's. He ran a tight ship.

Comment by: Cyril on 11th August 2020 at 16:16

Davenport's clock and watch shop and repairer was in one of the shops on the left, I remember in the mid 1970s buying a Westminster chime mantle clock from there. I'm not aware of any clock repairers in Wigan now, and there was a few at one time.

Comment by: Tony on 15th August 2020 at 12:37

AH is right. All the shops and properties between the Horseshoe pub and Scholes Bridge (Davenports, the newsagents, Palatine etc) had the postal address Millgate.

Comment by: Tom on 16th August 2020 at 11:01

There was also a place called palatines they used to sell pop

Comment by: Jimmy W on 17th August 2020 at 09:36

It is definitely Millgate up to the River Douglas.
I worked for Palatine Mineral Water & Bottling Co. in the 1960s, and I've still got a job reference with their letter heading on
Their address was 96 Millgate and phone no Wigan 43082.

Comment by: Carl on 18th August 2020 at 11:30

I was always under the impression that Scholes stopped at the Douggie

Comment by: john on 19th August 2020 at 14:52

Ace. Great picture Frank.

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