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HARRY WALDER

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STANDISHGATE
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 31364
PAINTING OF STANDISHGATE

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd July 2019 at 11:59

A scene of Wigan long gone, it was worthwhile going to the town centre to shop then, and you also had to go along to the big Tudor house to pay your eletricity bill.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd July 2019 at 12:41

Another picture with a lot 'going on' but that was how it was so much busyness in those days - it's hard to believe now...

Comment by: Albert.S on 22nd July 2019 at 16:08

The building with the dome on top. At the base, in the fifties, wasn’t, there a music shop. I have a recollection of a relation of mine buying a record there. He put the record down to pay for it. Unfortunately he had placed it on a radiator, which caused the record to bend.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 23rd July 2019 at 09:40

I may have got my location wrong. I believe the music shop was on the corner of Mesnes Street. The street on the left, is it Diicconson Street?.

Comment by: Mick LD on 23rd July 2019 at 13:55

The shop with the dome was on the corner of Dicconson St, Albert.
For many years it was Bill Davies's 'Square Deal Shop', which sold hardware, and kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 23rd July 2019 at 16:49

Mick LD Can you remember a music shop, on the corner of Mesnes Street, in the fifties?. It may have still been there in the sixties. The name Chamberlain seems to stir a memory

Comment by: Mick LD on 23rd July 2019 at 16:58

Chamberlains is correct, Albert. They later moved further up Standishgate, to the property adjoining the Griffin pub.
Been gone a good few years now.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 23rd July 2019 at 22:33

Thank you Mick. That was the shop where my relation bent his record..

Comment by: Val on 31st July 2019 at 21:36

The Tudor style building on the left was the old Electric Showrooms when I was at school

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