Market Place Wigan 18936 Comments
Photo: Lynne Cook nee Bishop
Item #: 7389
cracking owd picture of wigan...thanks
a then and now pic would be great .
1893 seems a little early, Lynne. The display above Lowe's reads "ER" (Edward?). Edward VII ascended the throne in 1901 I think. Also trams didn't appear on Wigan's streets until 1901. Could it be a celebration of the coronation?
Thanks for that Trewyth. Someone has written 1893 on the back of the photo. Your guess sounds right to me. I wondered what all the flags were for.
E.R. could be Elizabeth's coronation
A fantastic photo! It's far too old a photograph though to relate to the Coronation of the present queen. It almost certainly shows the coronation celebrations for King Edward VII who was crowned on 9 August 1902.
What a lovely photo, 1902 looks right. I posted a photo earlier of my grandfather under, people, families, Stopforth and the clothing looks the same. The date I posted was a guess. Could be my photo was taken in 1902 as well.