Photo-a-Day (Friday, 4th July, 2014)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Looks like its going to be a nice building, it will brighten up that area when it opens.
Will probably do well,but bound to impact the site on Standishgate.
i dont think so ,the one at newtown does well i
How long had the club been there? I seem to remember terraced houses there and where the grass is by the Turner street sign was an electrical wholesalers by the name of Crumblehulme. Also facing the club was aLewis's ice cream bar. All mid fifties.
Hi Ann, Lewises was on the opposite corner to the street sign same side, Also on this side before Crumblehulmes took over was Rushtons grocers, on this side also was Mortons grocers a toffee shop and a chip shop, Where you see the Turner St sign was a butchers shop,
You're right Anne. As someone commented on WW very recently, Greenough Street was a street with great character ... until the "we know best" planners got to it in the 60s/70s ! They demolished it all - for what ? So we can have more grass ! ? ! ? 'Nuff said !
Hope the scene will look better when its finished...yuk !
I'm sure Crumblehulmes was exactly where the bit of grass is with the sign Crumblehulmes painted in white letters on a mid blue background in Turner street itself. I may be disorientated but is that Greenough street showing as the main road in the photo.
Anne the club was built about 1964-65 i worked on it while serving my apprenticeship.
Dave...If that is so, then I would not have been visiting that neck of the woods at that time.
Wasn't there a cafe on the corner of Westminster Street and Greenough Street?
Just found a colour photo of Greenough street in albums, street scenes. It shows Crumblehulmes and it was on the grass corner by the Turner street sign, knew I wasn't disorientated. Been bugging me all day. I didn't visit that area when the club was being built.
And some Jean!!!
We eat too much junk food.
The Turner St sign is not in the original spot, the Turner St sign should be lower down, this st where sign is was called Vaughan st, Lewises milk bar on opposite corner from sign same side going down, Crumblehulmes previously called Rushtons grocers,further down after Mortons grocers, when houses where demolished Wigan Council then guessed where Turner st was and stuck the street sign up, I lived just off Turner St for for 23 yrs, so i know what i am talking about,
To David, The Cafe you are thinking about was what we called Lewises Milk Bar, Sold ice cream through front window which slid up and down, cafe seating area was in back room, the cafe was on the corner of Vaughan st -Greenhough st,