Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 23rd March, 2013)
Continental Food Market
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Nice pic Thomas .....reading the blackboard there are quite a few different cheeses to try........sticky toffee cheese would be at the top of the list......cheers!!!!
That lad walking past could be Prince Harry.
I think I can just see one of his bodyguards umbrella at the bottom left of the photo.
I love looking round these stalls..
But theres no comparison to the pot stalls on wigan fair.
You don't know what your eating from them sort if places...STICK TOFFEE CHEESE...FIERY DRAGON CHEESE...WHISKY GINGER CHEESE, what's all that about. I'll stick to LANCASHIRE CHEESE with union on a nice crusty cob. Why is it some people like spicey stuff, you can't teast the food only the spice.YUK.
Lad looks like he has stood in some sticky toffeee cheese
Looks awful Wigan with stalls like these, it's just clutter...what about the permanent shops and offices that reside there. I for one wouldn't like these outside my shop window. You would have to blame the Council for this. Whats more ironic, is the Council demolished Wigan market Hall where these stalls belong.
Blue Yellow and Red flag...Romanian.
I tasted a sample of the smoked Cheddar cheese - didn`t ask the price.
Had a sample of the smoked Cheddar at a stall in the Irish Market in Albert Square, Manchester last week. They wanted £2.49/100g.
Morrison`s have some good Cheddar, unsmoked ar £2 for 350g.
It made me laugh to see folks queuing for alligator, ostrich and other bush meat steaks from african animals, probably the same folks who thought the inclusion of horse meat in their burgers and frozen ready meals was disgusting.
Everything seemed to be highly priced Ernest, wonder if their prices relate to the high rental charges they must have to pay to the council for doing public risk liability and health and safety assessments etc,.
The Orkney and Loch Ryan cheddar cheeses that Morrison's sell are superb, and the perfect accompaniment are those sweet pink onions.
You cant blame the council for letting these foreigners set up there stalls there, the council are getting paid rent.
If you want to blame anybody blame the crackpot Wiganers who there muck, if they were not selling they would soon stop coming.
Stick toffee cheese who in there right mind would buy that.
I agree with you Mick, but I'm afraid I do blame the Council. There's a place for this sort of business and it shouldn't where it is in the photo. They are probably foreigners buying it anyway.
Support home business and industries!
Just been reading an article about these markets and especially the hugarian stalls......NOT good reading !!
Dont think the lad wanted his picture taking....simple as that !
(no offence Thomas)
That can't be Prince Harry he's not undresased.
Looks like he's seen the camera and realized his flys are undone
Cyril, the cheapest onions in Wigan Market are 39p/lb. Morrison`s cheapest onions are 41p/lb.
I bought 2lb of good onions in Bolton Market last Tuesday for 44p. Wish we had Bolton Market in Wigan. Before anyone mentions cost of going to Bolton, I go there free on the bus from Shevington and free on the train from Wallgate (express takes 11 mins.).
So very true Ernest, it's sad to see the market in Wigan deteriorating, well before king coal, cotton and rugby came along Wigan was famed throughout for its market days, even Chorley has a better market now than Wigan.
Cyril, when Wigan had a good fish and meat market they never ever reduced prices. Bolton market always has reduced prices of fish and meat every day they are open, later in the day.
Bury market only reduce price of fish and meat late on Saturdays.
Interesting photograph - isn't the black and white building the old Woolworths/
Yes, David, it was Woolworths which closed in 1984.
Thanks Ervjomnest, do you remember the tea-bar in Woolworths - it ran parallel to what was then Station Road?
David, have you been drinking!!? I certainly remember that tea bar. It was on the Station Road side.
I bought a pocket watch in Woolies for 5 shillings many many years ago and it kept good time for a very long time.
i bought some invalid toffee from the very last sweet stall, a wigan man was selling all kind of sweets, he said its now called butter toffee, because there not allowed call it by its origional name of invalid toffee