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Photo: Darren Bishop
Views: 6,330
Item #: 7740
Not sure of exact location. Shops pictured are Corner Shop (newsagent?), Maddocks, a Walkers Ales pub and The Stocking Shop.

Comment by: scows lad on 24th October 2008 at 22:02

photo is top of Greenough Street looking up Schoefield Lane. Shop across and on left was Sherringtons - used go go every Saturday morning for parafin - loved the smells in that shop - no platic bags everything wrapped up in brown paper!

Comment by: Cyril on 24th October 2008 at 22:07

This is the top of Greenhough Street, the pub is probably The Boyswell, across the road is Scholefield Lane and the double fronted shop with all the stuff outside like Open All Hours is Sherringtons. A superb photo of old Scholes Darren.

Comment by: Cyril on 24th October 2008 at 22:21

I've just seen another photo taken from across the road from here and it says the pub is The Windmill so I was wrong about The Boyswell.

Comment by: cliff Higham on 25th October 2008 at 00:37

Waw! great pic that Darren, I dont remember that pub next to you say 'Maddocks' doesnt look like one, so small, anyway 'boyswell' sounds good to me, I think the building on right behind the lampost was the Windmill.
Thanks for posting this pic Darren.

Comment by: Art on 25th October 2008 at 09:38

The shop on the extreme left, which is just at the top of Greenough St,a bit of which can be seen, is McCurdys stores, on the right, The Windmill pub, & directly in front of the white line road marking with the grey upper floor, is the "Dust'ole" pub.
At that time, continuing up Scholefield Lane, there were two more pubs. the Spotted Cow & the Mount Pleasant.

Comment by: Art on 25th October 2008 at 14:43

Correction to my last post; McCurdys was higher up Scholes between Scholefield Lane & Platt Lane :o(
The shop just in shot, on the left of Greenough St was a gents outfitters I think (maybe wrong...Age tha'knows?)

Comment by: Jack on 25th October 2008 at 18:51

The pub facing Greenough St. was the Rose & Crown (Long Pull?).Reggie Sutton's gents outfitters is just visible on the left.

Comment by: Jack on 25th October 2008 at 19:06

Correction to possible "Long Pull" Art is right with "Dust Hole".

Comment by: Cyril on 25th October 2008 at 20:28

Hello art, I can remember going in the shop on the left of the photo with my uncle in the sixties, the man who owned it was called Reg ? I cannot recall his surname, it was also the name of the shop. He did sell clothes and household items as I remember my uncle bought a transistor radio which at the time were just becoming popular, you could also buy items on tick and pay for them weekly, folks used call it a club. When Scholes was being demolished he then moved to the Dicconson Street area. Stii can't think of his name, hopefully someone will remember it.

Comment by: Henry7 on 25th October 2008 at 21:07

Cyril, The chap who owned the shop on the corner was called Reg Sutton, I was a friend of his nieces, Sandra Sutton, her father and Reg Sutton were brothers.

Comment by: jim holding on 25th October 2008 at 21:18

superb pics darren,,,,memories are flooding back,,looking down scholes from darren,s other pic,,there seems to be another pub on the other side of the stocking shop,,,there,s a sign for "the harp inn" I think it says,,yes going up scofield lane,,the was "the mount pleasant"and "the spotted cow"was next to the boys playground in st catherines school,,,with off course "the birkett bank hotel"on corner of hardybutts,scofield and birkett bank,,,,,barren anymore for anymore???

Comment by: Cyril on 25th October 2008 at 23:09

Thanks Henry - Reg Sutton! I wer gerrin brain warche tryin fer't think on his name.

Comment by: Peter on 26th October 2008 at 16:43

Reg Suttons was the only shop in Wigan were you could get wide bottom trousers. He was famous for it.

Comment by: jayhigh on 28th October 2008 at 15:54

the shop on the extreme left was sherringtons hardware shop the shop next to maddocks was worthingtons tobacco and toffee shop

Comment by: denise hastings nee hughes on 18th January 2009 at 03:44

does anyone remember my dad jimmy hughes? brothers bill And stan sisters reenee and carol?

Comment by: colin garbutt on 5th March 2009 at 19:09

Denise never met your dad but I served in the army with your Stan

Comment by: Joan Beckett(Wilding) on 29th March 2009 at 22:51

Just out of pic coming down greenough st on right hand side was Dr. Johnsons surgery, my Mum swore by him no matter what he said she would do it lol,

Comment by: Joan Beckett(Wilding) on 29th March 2009 at 23:09

Jim, wasn't there a pub called "the dust hole" roundabout there, as for the birkett bank hotel seems they were Rooneys also just like my family, its a small world isn't it mmm xx
sn's it

Comment by: Nogger on 30th March 2009 at 23:45

Just out of shot to the right of the lamp post was a public urinal. Just thought I'd add a bit of culture.

Comment by: Derek Lyons on 23rd December 2010 at 17:10

The pub in the centre of the piture is The Dust Hole (The Rose and Crown)it was an ale house,no wine or spirits just draught and bottled beer.The best pint of Walkers bitter in Wigan!!!

Comment by: Reg Sutton on 29th August 2011 at 18:49

Reg Sutton's famous for wide bottom trousers in Scholes, Wigan was owned by my father who was a gent's outfitter for many years in Scholes and it was myself Reg Sutton Jnr who introduced wide bottom trousers in 1965

Comment by: coln quinn on 17th October 2011 at 19:51

the shop on the corner of scofield lane is scofield lane is winnard,s paper shop i went to st pats senior school with the son i think his name
was daved

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 19th January 2012 at 18:57

The shop on the corner is Worthington' ice cream shop there was side winodw through which you could served next door is Walderon's miilliners then TheRose and Crown (The Dust Hole) Next door is Seddon' stocking shop Derek Lyons is right The Dust Hole served the best bitter in Wigan we used to ask for a pint of Necter

Comment by: COLIN QUINN on 19th January 2012 at 20:43


Comment by: joe tighe on 5th May 2016 at 22:01

the pub facing had three names,its real name was rose and crowm then dust hole and little mam and dad used to go there every Saturday night.

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