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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 19th December, 2009)

Wiend


Wiend
Flags flying in the Wiend.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
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Comment by: Ellen on 19th December 2009 at 01:54

Would the picture-framing shop have, at one time,been Tickles? If so,have been there many times,with my Mum, then later by myself! It's hard to say,looking from the top, down.This Has conjured so many memories for me. Thanks, Mick.

Comment by: Mark Conroy on 19th December 2009 at 07:32

I like it Mick, shame they put a bin there.

Comment by: Helen on 19th December 2009 at 08:32

Very patriotic & we need to be more so...fly the Union Jack all the time I say !

Comment by: Wes on 19th December 2009 at 10:56

This could very easily be a V.E. or Coronation day shot. Lovely.

Comment by: Freda on 19th December 2009 at 12:44

Yes this was Tickle's --- I too went there on a weekly basis during the 50's and 60's. You could buy practically anything for crafts - or as the were known in those years -- Make do & Mend.
The other favourite haunt was Kane's Fent Shop - up the rickety stairs in Hope St. ( the little passage way from Standishgate to The Market,up by the side of BHS ).

Comment by: Mick on 19th December 2009 at 16:29

Comment by Mark Conroy on 19th December 2009 at 07:32
I like it Mick, shame they put a bin there.

Bin looks like its a bollard as well

Comment by: .Fred on 19th December 2009 at 22:16

.Good shot.Very .neat and tidy wiend. Thats why the bin is there

Comment by: Ellen on 19th December 2009 at 22:46

Hello,Freda. Kanes was a favorite haunt of ours,too. You could get good value in these places!

Comment by: Rocket on 19th December 2009 at 23:52

one thing about wigan you don't see much litter

Comment by: Paul on 23rd December 2009 at 17:08

Hi Rocket, theres not much litter but there are plenty of pot holes in the roads these days.

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