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My grandma working at Morton's Shop, Hindley. 1950s
Photo: Alan Wright
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Item #: 19702
This is my grandma, Florrie Wright, who worked at Morton's on Market Street for many years during the fifties and sixties.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd January 2012 at 18:34

Oh, how I would love to walk in there! What a brillint photo of how shops used to be.

Comment by: Henry7 on 23rd January 2012 at 18:49

Great photo. Remember going into Morton's, a great shop, brings back loads of memories.

Comment by: StuartP on 23rd January 2012 at 22:47

I love this photo.. where was Mortons in Hindley? Did they used to have something to do with the Church of Christ in Argyle ST.. name rings a bell..

Comment by: Alan Wright on 23rd January 2012 at 23:24

Mortons was at the lower end of Market Street. It later became a pet shop and the building is still there, just past Madisen Hall on the same side going towards the traffic lights at the Bird.

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th January 2012 at 08:51

I love the brown paper carrier bags hung on the wall, far right, with an advert on them. I have one here at home with a butcher's advert on it, as well as some plain ones. There were no plastic carriers then.

Comment by: D. on 24th January 2012 at 10:30

That is what I call a shop! Wish there were some like that now.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 24th January 2012 at 12:21

And they were open All Hours.

Comment by: Jack C on 24th January 2012 at 14:23

I remember this shop in the 50s, it even had a delivery service, it was a lad on a bicycle with a very large basket on the handlebars.

Comment by: a.stott on 24th January 2012 at 19:27

the people who had something to do with the church of christ who were shopkeepers were called Morgan there shop was at the top of argyle street

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th January 2012 at 21:10

I think there was a similar type of shop called Morgan's at the top of Chapel Green Road until not so long ago.

Comment by: Colin Barnes on 27th January 2012 at 11:32

Hi Mate,Nice to see your Nana on this photo remember going to her house in Sandy Lane next to the telephone box she was a loverly lady,also i often think of your Auntie Dolly in Durham Road .Not long now off start of super league when we can start hatin them scumbags again ,when wigin play saints i get up 3 hours early so i can hate um longer.By the way Al did you know Little Doris had Died ,she passed away at their Johns in Canada just before Christmas ,Johns over at moment stayin in his mams house ,av bin in touch with him he'sa elvis impersonator in Canada and USA .Take Care

Comment by: Alan Wright on 27th January 2012 at 15:14

Hi Colin. Sad to hear about John's mum - she would have been the last of the original All Saints Grovers. You've got a great memory, remembering Sandy Lane and my Aunty Dolly in Durham Road! Let's hope we've a champion team this year, eh?

Comment by: Cath Mallalieu on 22nd November 2020 at 09:43

Hi this was my Grandad's business. How can I get a copy if this photo?

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