Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 13th December, 2016)
I wonder whats goes on at the top floor
Quite the stunner! An amazing shot of a subject that always makes me think fondly of home....I can almost smell the coffee!
Excellent shot. Great lighting.
Nice one, David.
A stunning photo to wake up to.For someone who has not visited Wigan for a few years now it evokes manymemories.Just feel it's a pity that the bakery shop doesn't blend in
Classic example of why we need planners to use their authority to vet shop signs and make them in keeping
Even the pound bakery is empty.
Ellen, I remember going into the Tea & Coffee Importers with my Grandfather, it was the shop on the right of the photo....as you say you can almost smell the coffee ! When visiting Wigan some years ago I took a photo of the shop threshold, the old floor sign was still there in all its mosaic glory...wonder if it is still there ?
great photo david!
Magnificent building which stands out against the modern ....the stained glass is beautiful. As said the pound sign is too obvious.
Great photo, brings back so many memories of going in there on Saturday mornings with my Mother. The stained glass windows are really in keeping with the building.
Need a new bulb for the light second from the right.
I have a vague recollection of this arcade being closed to the public once a year to prevent it becoming a public right of way. Do I remember correctly and is it still so?
Excellent twilight picture.
This end of the arcade comes out on what used to be Woodcock St.
Mark Williams butchers, Crank and Burton's bathrooms a Boutique and the street market running round the corner into Hope St.
Always a good atmosphere round the area back then.
Very sad when you look at the state of the indoor and outdoor markets now
Where the pound bakery shop is used to be a clothes shop..and in my teens me and my Mam would go round Wigan market then into Gorners cafe for our dinner..and we'd always end up looking at the clothes in the window..my Mam would point to an item..be it blouse,skirt,or a dress and say "do you like that love"of course I would say yes ,and she would buy it for me..until it dawned on me to start saying "no Mam"..I think I was starting to grow up.
We just can't grasp that shopping feeling anymore, can we!
Yes, Helen, the mosaic is still there.
The only room used upstairs now is the one over pound bakery.
The coloured glass window looks like a peacock's' tail - those were the times when there was no shortage of craftsmen, and everyone took great pride in his/her work. The window warrants a photograph of its own.
Beautiful building, evoking much nostalgia for the past.
Thank you David for this.
Maureen , what was the name of that dress shop?
Linda,I've been racking my brain to remember it..but can't,I hope that someone else can..there was also a nice clothes shop at the top of Makinsons Arcade named Jax. it was at the very top just to your left...lovely memories.
Was it Crazy Girl??
That doesn't ring. bell Broady..but thank you.
corner shop was Graffton House
Peter p, your right. Maureen we talked about this before, went 'down' Makinson Arcade on places. wwqdO
I've just had a look Linda and yes Peter and you are so right..on WW communicate, on clicking on my name I'm wearing a dress fron there..it's red..wish I was so slim now lol.
You and me both Maureen.