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Photo: RON HUNT
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WAS ON THE CORNER OF DICCONSON STREET AND STANDISHGATE. THE SHOP WAS ALSO KNOW AS 'BILL DAVIS' ONE OF THE FIRST CHEAP SHOPS IN WIGAN.

Comment by: Edna on 23rd February 2021 at 17:40

I remember this shop very well Ron. They sold Bathroom suites, as well as everything else.I vaguely remember Bill and his family being neighbours of ours when I was a young girl.

Comment by: Philip Cunliffe on 23rd February 2021 at 19:34

Was this shop on a corner opposite the old co-op (quorp). Where there prams outside on the pavement?

Comment by: Edna on 23rd February 2021 at 20:35

Yes Philip it was opposite the Co-op.But I don't remember the prams out side.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th February 2021 at 07:35

I remember this shop from way back when I went to the Methodist school just round the corner in Dicconson St. Dont know what it sold though. Also round the corner to the right was a sweet shop,we bought Tiger Nuts & Licqorice sticks, the sticks were literally sticks abt 10" long, you chewed them for the flavour & they made your tongue yellow !

Comment by: DerekB on 24th February 2021 at 12:14

Helen of Troy, do you remember the furniture maker's shop next to the sweet shop you mention? The name Standish's rings a bell with me.

Comment by: Edna on 24th February 2021 at 14:08

I remember those Licqorice sticks Helen.It was like chewing a small branch from a tree. But they were delicious.

Comment by: Joe Thomas on 24th February 2021 at 15:14

The place upstairs was Kara i think belonged to Brown and Haigh from Wood Street off Chapel Lane fellow who worked there was Jack Mason

Comment by: Cyril on 24th February 2021 at 17:26

Derek, the Soft Furnishings shop you remember was Standish, later when they retired it became a Pram and Baby shop, which Philip probably remembers.

Comment by: DerekB on 24th February 2021 at 20:23

Thanks Cyril for confirming the Standish name . Some well to do relatives of ours always had their three piece suites made there. I have also now seemed to remember the owner's name was Vic Standish.

Comment by: John on 26th February 2021 at 17:21

It used to have "Vincent Standish" in large letters over the windows if I remember rightly

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