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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 29th September, 2010)

Grand Arcade

Grand Arcade
Another shot of the Grand Arcade, this time taken in the evening.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Mick on 29th September 2010 at 08:02

I love this building and the way they have made it blend in with the older ones.

Comment by: Helen on 29th September 2010 at 08:35

I think all these night photos that have been posted recently are excellent.
Not many shoppers about but perhaps it wasn't Thursday.

Comment by: Ron D on 29th September 2010 at 09:26

I can still see people queuing around Woolworth's corner ,to go to the Ritz. Not complaining, just reminiscing.

Comment by: Helen on 29th September 2010 at 10:24

Me too Ron, stood in a Ritz queue many a time but not as far back as Woolies !

Happy memories.

Comment by: margaret on 29th September 2010 at 13:41

once when it was very cold and you had to queque there was a door into Wollies down the side and we used to take it in turns to go in for a warm whilst the others stood in the cold , and then you would hear Billy shout 4 more, and you then had to come again and join in the queque. in those days shops stayed open very late

Comment by: Gareth on 29th September 2010 at 17:45

The C.C.T.V cameras are a sign of the times.

Comment by: Helen on 29th September 2010 at 19:38

I remember that side door Margaret, amazing what you remember when when promted !

Comment by: jean on 29th September 2010 at 22:20

I too remember long,long queue`s to the ritz ,suppose it depended what film was on.
1953 when I left Wigan,so pardon my igmorance.......Is the grand arcade standidng where the ritz cinema was ?.lots of happy memories of the ritz ...and the empress ballroom across the road..good dances there...oh happy memories.

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