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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 19th August, 2012)

Top o'Town

Top o'Town
Wiend, Wigan.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Views: 4,102

Comment by: Ken R on 19th August 2012 at 00:35

It may be somewhat stupid, but a saying comes to mind. Everything changes yet everything stays the same. I may not be 100% on that.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th August 2012 at 02:02

For a very old photo of the Wiend refer:-
There are photo`s of the Wiend in wiganworld :-
Album, Places.
Wigan Streets.
Old gallery.
Forum (a very good one by Oy of sunset on 17th Jan.2012).

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th August 2012 at 02:24

What time of day, Tom?
No ladies about either !
Those bikes are a smaller version of Mick`s !!

Comment by: Derek Platt on 19th August 2012 at 03:05

Good pic. very fitting a bank next to a betting shop

Comment by: Ferg on 19th August 2012 at 08:41

Unlucky angle for that lad, when your mate's head looks like you've a heaving bosom.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 19th August 2012 at 13:25

I bagan my animal career up The Wiend in 1955 when I got the job of Saturday boy at Tom Whalley's Pet Shop...lots of happy memories.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th August 2012 at 13:30

Ha ha, I had to do a double take on that Ferg, he'll be right miffed if he sees the photo.

I and I'm sure many others used to love browsing the secondhand bookstore with the many rooms on different levels that was in the Wiend, you could literally lose track of time and spend hours in there.

Comment by: peterp on 19th August 2012 at 16:18

Never been up the wiend for many a year dont even what shops are up there now?

Comment by: Mick on 19th August 2012 at 17:14

The wiend looks very narrow on a photo

Comment by: ann21 on 19th August 2012 at 20:35

peter The new Wigan Life Centre is up there. There is a nice restaurant. When they were digging out for the new Life Centre they found Roman remains and they tarmaced over them. When you think, that would have been the perfect position for the Romans before the Dougie was re routed and so high up so they could see who was coming.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 19th August 2012 at 21:47

The seats a bit low on the right hand bike!thought...thats a little bike for a big fella ,then realised the third leg belonged to someone else.! great picture...I thought the same about the bookies and the bank together derek !

Comment by: Art on 20th August 2012 at 01:19

THat betting shop used to be a bank.. "Martins" ;o)

Comment by: David on 20th August 2012 at 09:25

That type of bike is designed to be used - almost exclusively - for riding on pavements.

Comment by: marie22 on 20th August 2012 at 19:04

My great grandfather samuel willan had a barbers shop in the wiend n the early 1900.s. Wonder if any descendants are still living in wigan?

Comment by: dirty harry on 20th August 2012 at 19:28

If two fat folk try to pass each other int weind, they'll be there all day...

Comment by: Garry on 20th August 2012 at 22:06

Well he is wearing pink nickers Ferg.

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