Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 17th July, 2013)
Wigan Town Centre
Thank you Thomas....a lovely pic of Wigan...and a nice warm day by the looks of it...Lovely colours and the ever present Tudor facade....one for the album....cheers!!!
Whenever I see this or similar shot I still think of Woolies on the corner. I remember stealing some lead soldiers from woolies when I was about eight. And still remember the terrible feeling of guilt, so after a week I returned them. Also I can see Burtons the tailors. I bought my wedding suit there and in spite of that me and my wife are still together after 46 years
I have similar thoughts & mental pictures Derek. Woolies, Burtons & Pendleburys was further down towards the traffic lights & Menses St
Yes, the buildings are still there just some of the names and goods sold are different.
In 1980 I was on holiday in Great Yarmouth and had to be taken into hospital where I had a minor operation. When I came round I was in a bed with cot-sides like railings to prevent me falling out, and in my woozy frame of mind I thought I was on Woolie's Corner in Wigan, where there used to be railings.....just shows a Wiganer's mind is always in Wigan, whatever the circumstances!
Ernest,sorry I hadn't seen your question regarding the Wiend photograph . The camera I use is one of the point and press brigade .There's a zoom button which I sometime use,but I can't recall if I used it for that particular shot. Kind regards, Tom.
Thanks Tom; It`s the match stick like people that made me ask the question.
Derek; I remember buying a pocket watch in Woolies when I was in my teens and it kept good time for many many years.
what a lovely traditional view of wigan. I too still think Woolies should be on the corner. I remember when it had an escalator installed and we all called in after school to have a ride!