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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 7th May, 2012)


Wigan outdoor market.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: jamie on 7th May 2012 at 00:26

this place has never change from me being young it has always looked the same

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 7th May 2012 at 03:14

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.

Comment by: Garry on 7th May 2012 at 08:45

I'm afraid women don't dress like ladies anymore Ernest, sad really.

Comment by: bob on 7th May 2012 at 08:52

ernest do you ever sleep.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th May 2012 at 09:54

I do, Gerry! AND carry a basket.

Comment by: Garry on 7th May 2012 at 10:40

Yes, but your one of a few Irene, but you do take my point! women dressed with trainers and so on.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 7th May 2012 at 11:23

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 !!

Comment by: wcml on 7th May 2012 at 11:40

jamie,from me being young this place has changed a hell of alot,and not for the better

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th May 2012 at 12:03

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!

Comment by: Mick on 7th May 2012 at 15:19

Wigan must be the worse market in Lancashire.

Nice photo though.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 7th May 2012 at 22:02

Mick....thats a bit harsh....mind you I havnt been there for 60 years !!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th May 2012 at 09:15

Jean F (Wales), The Indoor the worst too !! Best is Bolton, Bury much larger but pricier on some items. Used to love a black pudding but it doesn`t like me now !!

Comment by: Joanne H on 8th May 2012 at 19:09

Soon more shops in Wigan Market will close, heard today that a rent rise on stalls is imminent, Market dying the death.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 9th May 2012 at 15:08

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.!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 9th May 2012 at 22:30

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.

Comment by: jeanie .w on 10th May 2012 at 00:49

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

Comment by: PETER MOLYNEUX on 10th May 2012 at 10:50


Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 10th May 2012 at 22:31

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 !!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 11th May 2012 at 22:05

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!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th May 2012 at 19:24

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?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 12th May 2012 at 21:58

Hello Ernest,
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"!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th May 2012 at 23:50

Thanks Jean, I`ve been in Mach...for a few hours on a coach tour. Couldn`t pronounce it`s name now !!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 13th May 2012 at 21:36

Ernest, just stick with Mach and youre Ok..

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