Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 24th May, 2015)
I don't recognise this at all even though my wife worked there on leaving school.
What a great photo of a wonderful building, wonder whereabouts in Wigan it is ?
My wife used to make men's waistcoats there about the early 70's. Waited on the front steps many times for her to clock off.
Is this building still used for business? Imagine it as a private home. All those bedrooms...!!!
my Mum was a button hole maker there when she was a young girl -early 1900's. She left when she married my Dad, but when she wanted me to go to the Girls High School - b3efore the 1944 Education Act, when fees were charged, she went back & loved it. After the Act came in, she stayed there & paid for all my music lesson - & piano. I can't remember when she left.
If you lived in one of these flats you would be able to watch the trains arriving at Wallgate station.
Helen if you come into Wigan (A49)then turn left after Wigan Wallgate Railway station go to the end of the road Coops Building is facing you.
My mum was a "passer" at Coops for many years, I used to wait in the tunnel entrance down the side road after school. The company used to run seaside trips to Blackpool for the workers and an annual dance at
My mother worked there in the 40's
So was it a clothes factory ?
Thanks PeterP. Last time we came to Wigan we came off the M6(?)at Orrell to avoid getting lost yet again !
That is King Street West I think. You can also access it down Hallgate. My Sister worked there in the 60's.
It's on King St West
It used to be a clothing factory
It is now supported flatlets for young people who need a home
My mum,my Aunty and two of my cousins worked there for many years,remember waiting for my mum at the side entrance and seeing all the girls chattering away as they came out.
Anyone remember Wilf Greenough working there?
Coops building is on Dorning street. Dorning street goes from Frog lane upto the Anvil pub where it meets Hallgate.
My Auntie Bessie worked there for many years, she said that she worked making men's suits starting on waistcoats, then moving on to jackets etc until she was able to tailor a full suit.
She made all our clothes too including my wedding dress in 1966, I still have it. She was Bessie Gillett and lived in Old Road Ashton in Makerfield for many years. A lovely lady.
My granddad was a cutter there for many years back in the early years...