Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 7th May, 2011)
British Heart Foundation
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
Been there many times when it was smiths. That building is over 40 years old.
Once Smiths Of Wigan which become a victim of internet buying...
Wonder what happened to Oliver.
Is that the multi storey car park in the background that they knocked down the top end of Dicconson St for ?
Was the Scotch Bakery near here in years gone by ?
Yes that will be Bailey's Helen it was on the corner, and was demolished in the early seventies. Sid Smith had his new shop built there when they demolished the Market Arcade also in the early seventies. Brian's furniture store was next door if you remember, and this in turn was demolished in the eighties when it was found to be disappearing down an old mine shaft, Smith's then extended their shop onto that site.
Bailey's daughter and son in law opened a chain of bakeries around town called Galloway's, and they say the pie recipes are the original recipes from Bailey's Scotch bakery.
Thanks Cyril, you are a gem remembering all that.
Used to call in at the Scotch Bakery for a round of parkin after getting off the Ormskirk bus by the Congregational Church...years & years ago !
my mum used to work for george bailey ,and my aunty jenny moss also , jenny was a cake finnisher , made my wedding cake beautiful . she also made trifles you could die for
Smiths is where we used to get all our college books. Used to spend a fortune in there every year!
I hope it was good Sticky Parkin Helen.