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P.A.KINLEY Printing plate
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Item #: 30699
An early 20th century printing plate for probably Invoices or Letterheads for the Gents Outfitters P.A.KINLEY located in King Street and Standishgate I can remember the shop in King street but not the one in Standishgate. Image shows the printing plate and the mirror image of it.

Comment by: Ron on 12th August 2018 at 13:19

Popularly known as 'Pa Kinley's'.
The King Street shop was still open in the 1990s.

Comment by: Cyril on 12th August 2018 at 15:43

There was recently an episode of Bargain Hunt on which an Ascot Top Hat in a leather case with a P. A. Kinley Wigan label was featured, it wasn't a local sale and the contestants didn't buy it so it didn't go for auction, though the expert did say it would have been very expensive when new so some of their customers must have been quite well heeled.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th August 2018 at 19:52

My Mam always got hubbys shirts for his Birthday from Kinleys..a classy little shop as I remember.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 13th August 2018 at 08:46

I remember passing this shop every weekday when I worked in a bank in King Street. As Maureen says, it always looked as though they sold quality stock.

Comment by: A.W. on 13th August 2018 at 09:17

The old shop in King Street became a charity bookshop for a time in the late 90's. King Street was once one of Wigan's best streets, had several theatres, the Town Hall and numerous class shops. Where did it go wrong?

Comment by: RON HUNT on 13th August 2018 at 09:37

Does anyone know the location of Dicconson House on Standishgate?

Comment by: Mick on 13th August 2018 at 10:53

I can't find any information on Dicconson House Ron, but I've found the original P.A. Kinley was Philip Alexander Kinley (1868 to 1936). He was born in the Isle of Man.
At different times he lived in Barnsley St and the Boar's Head area.

Comment by: Philip G. on 13th August 2018 at 11:08

See 'Stuff' - 1869 Directory, for Ivie Copland, travelling draper, 39 Dicconson House, Standishgate.

Comment by: Maureen on 13th August 2018 at 11:10

Ron,it's now the Dentist "Florence House". Facing the Church.

Comment by: Cyril on 13th August 2018 at 11:56

12 Standishgate. There's a photo of it on Stuff, though it's called The White House in 1910. Link below.

Comment by: Philip G. on 13th August 2018 at 12:55

My previous post should have read Dicconson House, 39 Dicconson Street.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 13th August 2018 at 14:53

THE WHITE HOUSE appears to be another shop he had. By the angle of the road it would appear to be on the opposite side to M&S.I will have to check on when they had the shop at Dicconson House.

Comment by: Barrie. on 18th August 2018 at 20:06

Florence House on the corner of Standishgate/Dicconson Terrace was the Dental practice of Mr.D.W. Dickinson from the early 50's to late 80's. He was our family dentist up to 1984 when I transferred over to a dentist on the Wirral after my Dad passed away. Dicconson House I cannot locate on any old maps (pre 1935) so I don't think it was Florence House.

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