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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 13th May, 2012)

Wigan Market


Wigan Market
Note the original entrance canopy from the old market hall.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th May 2012 at 00:02

What`s all the fuss about being first to comment?
You`ve got the ladies with the trousers again Tom !!

Comment by: Alan H on 13th May 2012 at 00:05

Should have saved the rest of ittoo.

Comment by: Ken R on 13th May 2012 at 00:33

Nice photo, must be early, not many shoppers about.

Comment by: Gem on 13th May 2012 at 00:36

nice :)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th May 2012 at 06:20

How old is this canopy though, Tom? It was removed before demolition, but when was it installed? Is it the same as that on photo 15309 on bottom of page 4 under Market Hall in Places, in Album ? Photo 3652 at bottom of page 3 is interesting but isn`t "real". Found a grand slide show http://photopeach.com/album/ml6b19
of Wigan old and new, but can`t see canopy !!

Comment by: aitch on 13th May 2012 at 10:14

I have put your slide show on general Earnest,

Comment by: Alan H on 13th May 2012 at 11:24

Went into the Market Hall yesterday. What a shock, many empty stalls and it looks like it is on it's last legs.

Comment by: Mac on 13th May 2012 at 12:24

Busier than normal in that pic.

Comment by: Thomas Walsh on 13th May 2012 at 13:23

Ernest,I've looked on the on places Market Hall some very interesting photographs.
I can't however fathom how to get to the slide show,any advice?.As to when it was origainally installed,I'm not sure,I will try to get some information this week,Kind regards,
Tom

Comment by: wigan3 on 13th May 2012 at 15:00

What a nice photo for Mother's Day,I count seven in the shot.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th May 2012 at 15:33

Tom, copy and paste the website on to your browser, or put `wigan old market hall` on Google and on page 3 click on `Wigan Old and New on PhotoPeach`.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th May 2012 at 17:10

wigan3, there`s only one lady that you can`t see if she is wearing trousers or not ! There were also seven ladies in Tom`s photo of 7th May !!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 13th May 2012 at 18:08

"original entrance canopy from the old market hall"

Fantastic, Thomas. I walked under that canopy hundreds of times in the early sixties when I worked at McAvoys butchers in the old market hall.

Thank you for the memories...!!

Comment by: Garry on 13th May 2012 at 18:09

Wigan3 you need to go to specsavers, there's nine in the shot.

Comment by: wigan3 on 13th May 2012 at 18:36

Garry, I stand corrected and am on my way for a new prescription.

Comment by: wigan3 on 13th May 2012 at 18:39

Just had another look, the person in the Card Factory door way could be a man...

Comment by: Jonathan on 13th May 2012 at 19:04

When I left high scool 10 years ago this place used to be buzzing and packed! I used to buy all my clothes from the sports stall in the picture. Same with the galleries - it used to be the place to go on a saturday!

Anybody know what day the picture was taken? The council need to do more to get these places filled. Cheaper rates , cheaper parking etc

Comment by: Thomas Walsh on 13th May 2012 at 19:49

Jonathan,the photograph was taken on Monday the 30th. April ,at aprox. 1-30pm .
You make a very good point regarding the need do something to increase trade.

Comment by: warrior on 13th May 2012 at 22:29

Fred I buy meat from McAvoys regularly but I bet they didn't sell when you were there what they sell today such as Zebra steaks.

Comment by: bob on 14th May 2012 at 07:14

Men are usually bald arn't they Wigan3, it's a woman.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th May 2012 at 12:03

warrior, they sell Kangaroo meat in Bolton Mkt, but very occasionally as people jump for it !!

Comment by: Pat Kelly on 15th June 2012 at 23:08

I did not know that it was the original canopy,its a pity you don't walk into the old market hall and all its stalls memories we wish all we have now is eating places of some sort and why I don't know how people have the money to eat in them.

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