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Gidlow Lane, Wigan


Butchers Shop
Butchers Shop
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Item #: 35052
Information says that its Gidlow Lane Does anyone know where it was and the name of the shop?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 9th April 2024 at 00:46

It is Barons , they also had a stall in The Market Hall.the man on the right if Joe Harrison he eventually took over the shop. I was an order boy for this shop when Joe Harrison was in charge . The sign bellow the window read Premier Butcher, I had to clean it with brasso . Mr Harrison was a very kind man.

Comment by: Tony L on 9th April 2024 at 09:16

Tom - was the shop on the 'bottom' stretch of Gidlow Lane, near the junction of Gidlow Lane and Pagefield Street.
I seem to remember seeing a copy of this pic in the photo collection of a relation some years ago, and being told one of the women was a distant relation - possibly a member of the Finney family, from Standish L.G.

Comment by: Rich. on 9th April 2024 at 09:48

Tony, yes it is on Gidlow Lane. The original stone plaque on the building is still in situ on the apex near the roof with the initials M&B and a date on.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 9th April 2024 at 10:43

Just checked The date above the shop, which is on the corner of Gidlow Lane and Pagefield street, says says AD 1901 Is this the correct location??

Comment by: Rich. on 9th April 2024 at 15:24

The butchers shop was just a bit further up than Pagefield Street Ron. Its located In the same row as what is now the Brick / Queens hall charity shop.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 9th April 2024 at 18:50

Come on Tom you worked there where was it?<g> Which shop is there now?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 9th April 2024 at 21:53

You're right Ron with your description Ron . On next corner further down was Winnard's Confectioners ,
best pies in Wigan at that time ,Gladys was green manageress she took over the bossiness when Mr Winnard retired .

Comment by: Rich. on 10th April 2024 at 09:50

The butchers shop in this photo is not the one on the corner of Pagefield Street and Gidlow Lane. This butchers shop is in the middle of a block of about 5 or 6 buildings. The last time I went past it was vacant. Prior to that it sold furniture.

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