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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 19th December, 2015)

Fruit & Veg


Fruit & Veg
Wigan Market.

Photo: Rachel Shallcross  (Nikon D3300)
Views: 2,944

Comment by: Ken R on 19th December 2015 at 00:22

Nice photo. Many outdoor markets have the same displays, but when you know it is Wigan Market it takes on a different dimension.

Comment by: Mick on 19th December 2015 at 07:54

You wouldnt think there would be much call for Moolis in Wigan, thats them big looking things that look like a big white carrots front left of the photo.

They are also knows as White Radish and Daikons.

Just look at the shine of that pensioners shoes

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th December 2015 at 09:35

What! No Brussels Sprouts?

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 19th December 2015 at 09:48

That is a little how I remember it...we had a stall similar...ah the memories...thank you Rachel....cheers all!!!

Comment by: Pat on 19th December 2015 at 10:14

A lovely colourful photograph Rachel - this is reminiscent of the old days when you could choose fruit and vegetables from half a dozen stalls on Wigan Market and were spoiled for choice. Whoever invented plastic wrapping for cucumbers I wonder!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th December 2015 at 10:57

Stallholder doesn`t dare to show the prices!
Mick; thought you would have mentioned that Bolton market is much cheaper.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th December 2015 at 13:32

I've never heard of "Moolis", Mick, or seen them before. Anyone know how you cook them and what they taste like? I like the way a lot of people are now taking their own bags for shopping. I always take my wicker basket. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Alex on 19th December 2015 at 14:29

Irene you'd suit a part in Heartbeat the 1960s police series, you'll feel at home there.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th December 2015 at 15:30

Irene; put `moolis` in your search engine.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 19th December 2015 at 18:47

Irene, look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/daikon

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th December 2015 at 23:35

Yes I would, Alex... even more in the forties, although I wasn't born then. I love it, and feel so "at home" in forties clothes at the events we go to.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 19th December 2015 at 23:56

Nicely composed Rachel!

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th December 2015 at 14:55

Thanks, Ernest and Neil. I looked it up. Had never seen them before!

Comment by: Mike on 20th December 2015 at 18:20

Bolton market may be cheaper,but only if you have a free bus pass!!!

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th December 2015 at 20:23

Hadn't thought of that, Mick! I've got one! Hope you have a lovely Christmas. x.

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