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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 3rd September, 2012)

The Sir Thomas Gerard


The Sir Thomas Gerard
Gerard Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd September 2012 at 05:52

Those street bollards are everywhere.
Wonder how many there are in the Wigan area. Google gives a lot of info and they are not cheap.
For info on Sir Thomas Gerard, copy and paste :-
http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/gerard-sir-thomas-1416

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 3rd September 2012 at 08:58

Gerard street is one of the best and cleanest shopping areas in the borough of Wigan, no comparison with Market street, Hindley.

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd September 2012 at 11:56

How time changes things, the last time I was around there that pub was a supermarket.

Comment by: peterp on 3rd September 2012 at 13:27

At 6-15am sat morning gerard st and near the taxi rank on wigan rd where full of litter

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 3rd September 2012 at 18:20

Cyril,yes it was a Kwik Save store,prior to that being built,it wasThe Congarational Church known to one and all as "The Cons".
Its presence dominated Gerard Street,for more than a century .

Comment by: Spenian on 3rd September 2012 at 19:12

Think those bollards are to stop ramraids ?

Comment by: hindlier on 3rd September 2012 at 23:09

why have a pop at Hindley ,i know its not what it used to be but leave us alone ..

Comment by: Gary on 4th September 2012 at 19:27

Looks nice during the day...Just wait until the dregs turn out at night. One of the most violent places in Wigan. If you don't believe me ask Wigan police.

Comment by: Cloie on 4th September 2012 at 21:26

Thank you for this photo - I walked this area many a time when visiting my English family. Brings back fond memories. I remember that it was a supermarket, too.

Comment by: Keith Melling on 7th September 2012 at 15:23

I stopped going to Ashton at night after I was thrown through a shop window by a group of yobs. Pride was hurt more than anything else. However, if it hadn't been for a group of elderly blokes intervening, It could have been much worse.

Comment by: m hutchinson on 18th September 2012 at 15:17

There is no taxi rank on wigan rd l
Assume your refering to the private
Hire office

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