Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 13th May, 2012)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
What`s all the fuss about being first to comment?
You`ve got the ladies with the trousers again Tom !!
Should have saved the rest of ittoo.
Nice photo, must be early, not many shoppers about.
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 !!
I have put your slide show on general Earnest,
Went into the Market Hall yesterday. What a shock, many empty stalls and it looks like it is on it's last legs.
Busier than normal in that pic.
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,
What a nice photo for Mother's Day,I count seven in the shot.
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`.
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 !!
"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...!!
Wigan3 you need to go to specsavers, there's nine in the shot.
Garry, I stand corrected and am on my way for a new prescription.
Just had another look, the person in the Card Factory door way could be a man...
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
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.
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.
Men are usually bald arn't they Wigan3, it's a woman.
warrior, they sell Kangaroo meat in Bolton Mkt, but very occasionally as people jump for it !!
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.