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Springfield road butchers

Started by: TheEternalShore (2)

I walk down Springfield road quite regularly and see the remains of an old shop front inbetween throstlenest and the springy pub. From what i can find online this used to be a butchers. I grew up in springfield in the 90's and can't remember it being open. Id love to hear some more history on this place or any pictures.

I assume the building noq is owned to the house next door, but it doesnt look in great condition. It looks as if there is a lean on the gable end, which is a shame.

Started: 20th Nov 2023 at 22:37

Posted by: tuddy (1308)

The butcher's was called McLeod's. I was told that the owner was the uncle of the Saint John Fisher P.E./ rugby teacher Steve McLeod.

Replied: 21st Nov 2023 at 21:57

Posted by: TheEternalShore (2)

Interesting, thank you for the reply and the name. I just googled it and it came back with a document with C.J Mcleod at 39 springfield road.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2023 at 18:34

Posted by: tuddy (1308)

I'm not sure, but it might have become a news agents after the butchers closed.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2023 at 23:20

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15581)

That property has not been open as a shop in at least 40yrs and maybe more like 50yrs.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2023 at 14:44

Posted by: gaffer (7984) 

The 1939 Register lists numbers 37 and 39 as a master butchers. Head of family John McLeod.
Ditto in the 1911 census.
The accompanying notes state that there 209 butchers in the Wigan area in 1939.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2023 at 15:21


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