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Photo: Thomas Jackson
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A vanished word, sadly, but a wonderful reminder. Lovely!
I sometimes E-mail Jo, and talk about the old times around Hindley.
Hindley isnt the same anymore.Every time I go there there always seems to be another shop shut down and boarded up.But since Wigan Met took control of the area most small towns are following suit.Hindley always seems to be gridlocked with traffic and is getting worse. Hindley market used to be the best one going and people would come to it for miles every Friday for bargains or to sell on it.Its sad nowadays walking past and seeing the area empty.Not even the car boot makes up for its loss.I remember going into Hindley library and looking at the artefacts they had in a small museum then Wigan pounced and most were lost.I know they are trying to get it going again with volunteers and good luck to them all in trying to recover what Hindley had nicked.
Sadly you're right. when I lived there many years ago, it was a great little town. I went to St Peters school, and then Argyle St. school. There was always something to do if only messing about town. when I've been through lately it seems deserted. Great shame Tom.