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A different view
A different view
Photo: Veronica B
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Item #: 35071
Standishgate Furnishers

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th April 2024 at 20:20

Was that shop on the corner of Dicconson Street, Veronica?

Comment by: Veronica on 17th April 2024 at 21:04

You’ve got me thinking now Irene. Yes I think it was ..I seem to remember Upper and Lower Dicconson St.
St Mary’s old school hall was down there as well. I remember going to see The Mikado there when I was at school.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 17th April 2024 at 23:18

The Shop on the corner later became Bill Davis when the redevelopment of Scholes began I think the majority of households got a fire surround from there . Higher up Standishgate there was Thomas's Sweet Shop ,a newsagent I can't remember the name . Then Standish Furniture and Carpet , Tom Standish was a great character, he looked like Mr Pastry . Everyone in the trade referred to him as 'Daddy Standish '

Comment by: Roy on 18th April 2024 at 10:15

Is that the top of Marsh Lane ?

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th April 2024 at 10:58

I timber this shop on the corner best as Bill Davies’s which is on the corner of Standishgate and Dicconson Street.
It was St John’s Hall around the corner next to the Wesleyan School, before that was the original shop of Plums Sound & Vision and shop selling Scholl sandals.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th April 2024 at 11:09

My comment was supposed say 'remember' not timber!!!!

Comment by: Veronica on 18th April 2024 at 11:32

Yes that was a clanger from me re: St Mary’s. It must be age! Well that’s my excuse.. Thanks Colin.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 18th April 2024 at 11:38

Roy , Marsh Lane was the next opening going towards the town centre.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th April 2024 at 14:29

Yes you correct Tom, there is a photo of all that remains of the men’s public urinals set in the wall down Marsh Lane on the left. It must one of the oldest in Wigan.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th April 2024 at 14:55

Tom, I have just put a comment on said ‘urinal’ posting. Perhaps it will pop up on The Album, recently viewed.
Veronica, sorry to have lowered the tone!!!

Comment by: tom on 18th April 2024 at 15:52

was there a pub on the left called the dog cant think of the second name

Comment by: Dave johnson on 18th April 2024 at 16:40

Tom you mean the Dog ith Thatch.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th April 2024 at 17:15

Dog and Thatch?

Comment by: DerekB on 19th April 2024 at 12:27

The Dog i'th Thatch was on the corner of Standishgate and the street leading down to St.George's church . Was it Water St? I remember going to a wedding reception in , what I think was St. George's social club, in the 60s. in that street.

Comment by: Pw on 19th April 2024 at 16:19

The chap in the trilby looks a bit sinister as does the head in the window.I cannot place where this is but remember a Price’s bakery in Atherton with the same logo which we used to go to when we went to Atherton baths.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th April 2024 at 17:21

At the end of the street behind the photographer is St George’s Church which is still there Pw. The pub ( Dog in’th Thatch) would have been on the opposite corner where the man is measuring.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th April 2024 at 17:23

I always think those old men such as the one across the road would have been in the Great War.

Comment by: jcf on 19th April 2024 at 18:22

It was Church Street that led down to St George’s Church.

Comment by: Jack on 19th April 2024 at 23:51

The Bill Davies shop was known as the Square Deal shop.The newsagent was Billy Alker. On the the end of the row bordering Brick Kiln Kiln Lane, was Polly Critchleys greengrocers

Comment by: tom on 20th April 2024 at 11:00

remember wenesday afternoons most of the shops were shut after dinner
in wigan

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