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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 18th September, 2009)

Having a breather


Having a breather
Street vendor having a minute at the top of town.

Photo: Judith Elsey, age 9  (Fuji Finepix A500)
Views: 4,475

Comment by: Mick on 18th September 2009 at 07:25

Thats first time Ive ever seen a street vendor sat down on the job.

Just imagine if the man selling Wigan Evening post at top of Makinson arcade was sat down every time you wanted to buy a paper.

Comment by: peterp on 18th September 2009 at 08:34

must be expecting rain?brolly up ha ha.

Comment by: Helen on 18th September 2009 at 09:28

Trying to place where this is.
Is it the top of Standishgate & was W H Smiths where Woolworths used to be ? Then, where you see Debenhams, you went around the road to the Ritz ? Help !!

Comment by: Bob A on 18th September 2009 at 11:22

Spot on Helen....Wish it was still like that !

Comment by: janet on 18th September 2009 at 12:18

So do I Bob..

Comment by: Fred Mason on 18th September 2009 at 17:23

and me....

Nice sharp picture, Judith.

Comment by: geoff on 18th September 2009 at 20:50

i really like this photo judith,its
very colourful,and you have got a bit of the grand arcade as well.well done.

Comment by: Kitty Green on 18th September 2009 at 21:29

How many future Wigan marriages started out by a meet at the front of Woolies on a Sunday night? ;-)

I wonder how different my life would have been I hadn't been stood up there one Sunday after a promise of "8 0'clock outside Woolies" after a night in Bluto's ;-)

Comment by: Bob A on 21st September 2009 at 18:52

Anyone remember going down the above mentioned Station Rd on a Saturday morning and going to the ABC Minors and singing this :- We are the boys and girls well known as....the minors of the ABC....and every Saturday all line up etc....What memories !

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