Photo-a-Day (Monday, 7th May, 2012)
this place has never change from me being young it has always looked the same
Thomas, where were the young ladies in summer attire? - they mustn`t feel the cold ! All the ladies in photo have trousers on !!
Poundland sell the cheapest sugar at £1 for 1.2kg.
I'm afraid women don't dress like ladies anymore Ernest, sad really.
ernest do you ever sleep.
I do, Gerry! AND carry a basket.
Yes, but your one of a few Irene, but you do take my point!..men-like women dressed with trainers and so on.
bob, when you get to my age you`ll find you will not need much sleep !!
Must admit, at times, I fall asleep watching the Telly though !!
jamie,from me being young this place has changed a hell of alot,and not for the better
Garry, forgive me; I had read your name wrongly and thought you were my friend Gerry. I do take your point, though. Last Summer, in Southport, I saw a lady on Lord Street who must have been in her eighties. She was slim and had beautiful snow-white hair; She was wearing a long black skirt with a white blouse and a bright red embroidered bolero,and elegant shoes, and she was turning heads,even at her age,because she looked so stylish. I think, though, that the Summer dresses would be more in abundace if we got a bit of Summer!
Wigan must be the worse market in Lancashire.
Nice photo though.
Mick....thats a bit harsh....mind you I havnt been there for 60 years !!!
Jean F (Wales), The Indoor Mkt.is the worst too !! Best is Bolton, Bury Mkt.is much larger but pricier on some items. Used to love a black pudding but it doesn`t like me now !!
Soon more shops in Wigan Market will close, heard today that a rent rise on stalls is imminent, Market dying the death.
Thankyou Ernest ,Never went to other markets then.Didnt ever fancy blackpudding though..........loved black tripe with lots of pepper and vinegar ...but I think that was after my childhood.!!
Thanks Jean, I never tasted black tripe. My Mother made tripe and onions in winter - it warmed the cockles of your heart !! My favourite tripe in summer is thick seam, never fancied honeycomb. Years ago when Wigan Mkt.had several fish stalls - just got the one now - they never ever reduced prices. Bolton has always reduced prices later on each day they are open. Bury just reduce prices late on a Saturday.
Great Market !!!!At Bolton, love it one stall were this guy make's the best Tuna pasta, and meatball's etc .. .But Parking on Tuesday's is not good unless you go at 3:30 ish
JUST CATCHING UP AFTER 43 YEARS HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED.DID'T RECOGNISE MY OLD STREET (MELVERLEY)
Hi Jeanie.w. I live in Shevington and use free public transport on a Tuesday and go, with a shopping trolley, to Bolton Mkt. 15 mins into Wigan on bus then 13 mins on express train. I still have a car but am only 3 mins walk from a bus stop. So avoid parking problems !! Our paths must have crossed on a Tuesday !!
Tthankyou ernest,Havnt been to Wigan for about 10 years.
Where I live in Wales we have a market every wednesday and in the summer especially, when all the tourists arrive it is always very very busy. We are also in a "low flying " area and the noise is horrendous,surprised we have any visitors.Good fun though!
It wouldn`t be Carmarthen Mkt., Jean, surely not. I`ve been in Carmarthen Mkt. and only me speaking English ! Every one else Welsh speaking. Can you speak Welsh?
No, not carmarthen but Machynlleth near aberystwyth. Ashamed to say I dont speak welsh but the children and grandchildren do as they did their schooling here.I can pronounce welsh "places" !! but I have never had any problems Most of the town is english speaking anyway,think it is the born and bred older families use the languageI It is a great place to live we have been here 33years now so we are classed as "locals"!!
Thanks Jean, I`ve been in Mach...for a few hours on a coach tour. Couldn`t pronounce it`s name now !!
Ernest, just stick with Mach and youre Ok..