Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 1st April, 2014)
Almost as I remember it! (except for the lost loos!)
Lovely "Olde Worlde" building, how old would it be??. Nice photo.
good picture,shame about the litter.
I wish I could pop up there today..
Prefer Market Place, has a much more Ancient and Loyal ring to it. Top of town ugggh. Well done picture though.
litter everywhere and kids who use seats has stepping stones.
As I remember it too Ellen. I waited many a time to catch a Corporation bus to take me to my Grandparents house near Cherry Gardens.
Top of Wiggin, would look good with a couple of the old Corporation buses.
I have a funny memory of that place. I was a schoolgirl, waiting for a friend, I was just outside the former bus offices. The other side of the toilets there was an old man with some bunches in his hands. he was shouting "Elastic, elastic, Elast.bloody.tic" I thought it was so funny, still in my mind more than 60 years later.
Ken R, I visited here on Sunday afternoon drove down from North Yorkshire just for the day, the buildings I noticed were built between 1904 - 1906 look carefully you will see there are actually three buildings linked together all slightly different.
Ken R and Walter Southern; In Album, Places, Market Place, these buildings were there in 1st photo on bottom row on page 1, scanned from a 1908 postcard and weren`t there on photo below it, scanned from a 1904 postcard.
Brian; What`s the latest re the market place redevelopment? The market cross floor mosaic has been taken up and a water feature is sited there in the redevelopment.
Hi Walter next time yer in wigan give us an email if youv'e still got it and i'll have a hour with you to talk of old Hindley
Where would you call Market Place these days Anne?
Where that picture is taken as it's always been. Not to be confused with the now no more market square.
Hi Colin, my visits to Hindley and Wigan are few and far between I'm afraid but I shall email you next time. Incidentally, I still have a couple of pics of Hindley folk I think you will like I shall post them on Wiganworld shortly keep an eye open for them.
Ernest, you have confirmed that they were built from 1904 onwards, I had a close look at the buildings and for the first time I noticed the dates up above and the joints bringing the 3 buildings together, look carefully at the mock Tudor you will see the difference.
Lots of scruffy youths hanging around.
Bring back conscription!
Lovely photo,always full of memories,I,too used to catch the bus there to go home"up to mesnes road"
Your tale made me laugh Maggie !
Ellen, Lost loos!!! Hell of a memory you've got there lass.