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HARRY WALDER

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MARKET STALLS WOODCOCK STREET 1986
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 28066
This painting may already be on the web site but I've put the collection of Paintings by Harry Walder into one folder.

Comment by: Maureen on 27th June 2016 at 16:18

This is a brilliant painting..it really gives you the
atmosphere of a once lovely Wigan market...memories.

Comment by: David on 27th June 2016 at 23:26

Doesn't show the rat infested interior though.

Comment by: Maureen on 28th June 2016 at 08:58

Sorry David but my memories do not extend to the goings on behind any facade..all I can say is..I didn't see any, and I'm sure most people's memories aren't of any rats either.

Comment by: Vb on 28th June 2016 at 15:16

Rats or no rats it was always buzzing around the market and you were always certain to 'bump' into old friends and neighbours. It's a shame the market hall could not have been refurbished. In place of what is there now is a 'cut through' to the bus station. The market now is just a shadow of what was.

Comment by: terry m on 13th July 2016 at 11:44

To David , I worked in market 20 yrs that included working in the cellars , never saw a mouse never mind a rat in all that time ,so do not believe the Hans Anderson story tellers , they should try and get themselves a life ,

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