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HUNTERS CHEMIST SHOP
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33328
A MID 19TH cen. VIEW. IF YOU HAD THE CONTENTS OF THAT SHOP THESE DAYS, YOU COULD MAKE A FEW BOB ...
PHOTO FROM THE WIGAN ARCHIVES.

Comment by: Paul on 21st September 2021 at 18:35

Did there used to be a Hunters Chemist some ware near Brocket arms ?

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd September 2021 at 14:32

Paul,you've jogged my memory,I'm almost sure that Chemist was Hunters,I'm going to do a bit of rooting.lol

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd September 2021 at 19:59

Paul,you've jogged my memory,I'm almost sure that Chemist was Hunters,I'm going to do a bit of rooting.lol

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd September 2021 at 20:09

Paul,done my rooting and yes there was at the top of Mesnes Rd..my late Sister in Law used to work at Hunters in Wigan together with her friend Dorothy,who was the wife of Mr Sherrington who eventually ran the shop Sherringtons..if all this makes sense.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd September 2021 at 21:44

Paul,I should have said that 'Sherringtons' hardware shop took over from it being a Chemist.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd September 2021 at 09:51

Paul,I should have said that 'Sherringtons' hardware shop took over from it being a Chemist.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd September 2021 at 09:51

Paul,done my rooting and yes there was at the top of Mesnes Rd..my late Sister in Law used to work at Hunters in Wigan together with her friend Dorothy,who was the wife of Mr Sherrington who eventually ran the shop Sherringtons..if all this makes sense.

Comment by: Paul on 23rd September 2021 at 19:05

Thanks for the info its jogged my memory, I also remember Halls Bakery and a little chip shop just in the row of houses at the back of the Brocket.

Comment by: Cyril on 25th September 2021 at 16:42

That large bottle on the pavement is intriguing, wonder if it contained a tonic wine? It wouldn't be there very long these days would it, especially if it was like Buckfast.

Though maybe it could just contain water, I remember the Odd Bottle Off Licence on Woodhouse Lane who's owner had put whisky bottles on display in the window, well one night someone broke a window and took them all. They would have been very disappointed though, as all they contained was cold tea.

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