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Photo: Frank Orrell
Views: 870
Item #: 31838
Ribble Cabinet and other shops in Millgate in 1967

Comment by: Veronica on 24th January 2020 at 04:13

My first 3 piece suite came from here and carpet for living room and stairs. It's as if it was yesterday. Marvellous set of photos. Thank you for putting them on, it's so refreshing to see different views of shops, it looks higgledy piggledy but it was good furniture.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th January 2020 at 09:23

I remember The Ribble Cabinet was a well-known name in Wigan. Millgate had such character in those days before that Horrible Head..... The Face That Sunk A Thousand Shops.....took Centre Stage and we lost so much; the old baths, the welfare clinic, The Ship, The Boro' Café/fish and chip shop, and numerous little shops and cafes. But then that's Progress, isn't it...isn't it??

Comment by: Philip G. on 24th January 2020 at 09:36

I like Ribble's melodic 'three F,s tagline', and the happy, harmless toper on his 'downward path' (I refuse to see hit any other way.).

Comment by: VB on 24th January 2020 at 09:53

Was that Hallidays next to Ribble Cabinet?

Comment by: TommyT on 24th January 2020 at 11:49

This country these days has lost a lot of it's identity, brought about by our changing shopping habits and foreigners with different ideas.
Great photo, Frank.

Comment by: XPat on 24th January 2020 at 20:26

Well spotted as usual Philip.

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