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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 15th February, 2017)

Market


Market
Wigan Outdoor Market, The Galleries.

Photo: Jane  (iPhone 6s)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 15th February 2017 at 00:26

HOPE THESE GUYS DON'T SET THE TABLES AT HOME.

Comment by: Daisy on 15th February 2017 at 07:53

Wigan market GONE !! Bit the dust

Comment by: Veronica B on 15th February 2017 at 08:36

Market ..... What Market?
It's a very clear picture and clearly there's not many folk about!

Comment by: Anne on 15th February 2017 at 08:59

Can't remember what day it was a few weeks ago when I last visited but the only other stall there was the one selling luggage.
It is a nice clear picture, well done.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 15th February 2017 at 09:36

It is a good clear photo of a pristine urban area.
My problem is that Wigan market was grubby underfoot, outdoor stalls covered with tarpaulin, noise and people. Then there was the big old covered market, black pillars and grey steps.
I used to deliver big cheeses there and the old arcade from Hughes' Cheese Factors, Gidlow lane, in the late sixties. So many of the stallholders were real characters.

Comment by: Garry on 15th February 2017 at 11:47

Of course it was covered in tarpaulin, noise and people. That's what outdoor markets are all about Gary Leece. The old markets brought people together and knew each other by their first names, and you could
agal the price of certain products. I would most certainly have the 1960-70 markets than today's era. Hindley market every Friday was full of people and I mean full. There not markets today like we were use see.

Comment by: Garry on 15th February 2017 at 12:07

Of course it was covered in tarpaulin, noise and people, that's what outdoor markets are all about Gary Leece. The old markets brought people together and knew each other by their first names. You could agal with them with certain products that's what made markets enjoyable.
I would most certainly have the 1960s and 1970s markets than this one. Hindley market was full of people every Friday and I mean full, you don't see that today.
(My post at 11:47 didn't make sense sorry.)

Comment by: Daisy on 15th February 2017 at 13:45

Here here Garry , your spot on

Comment by: Lynne on 15th February 2017 at 14:55

"Haggle", Garry... Don't forget we're now in the 21st Century, not the 19th.

Comment by: Alan on 15th February 2017 at 15:15

Yeh right daisy Garry didn't make sense!!

Comment by: Rosie G on 15th February 2017 at 16:32

Yes, you are indeed spot on, Garry. Hindley Market was really good, great variety and loads of bargains.No information from the Council,and it was gone without trace without any consultation from locals.

Comment by: teacher on 15th February 2017 at 17:10

Haggle or agal Garry.

Comment by: Garry on 15th February 2017 at 17:15

What's the Century got to do with it,Lynne?? Have you never made a spelling mistake or are you perfect.

Comment by: Dave lewis on 15th February 2017 at 21:29

No wonder people do not visit the Galleries and market area when they have to pay for parking and enter a place where shops are struggling to exist, they call it the galleries car park but it actually belongs to the council, and why should people pay to enter a dying centre. when the galleries was sold to a private enterprise the car park was not included other wise it would have been free parking for all.

Comment by: Lynne on 17th February 2017 at 00:04

Shopping has moved into the 21st Century, Garry. That's what I was referring too. Most people buy online or visit superstores. Sadly, markets will soon be a thing of the past.
Ask any youngster: "What is cold tripe and trotters?" Struck dumb will be their reply. Like it or not, things change. As for spelling mistakes... not only folk from Wigan visit this superb Website. So, we don't want the 'stuck-up noses' to think we are ignorant. So, I feel its worth checking the spelling before posting. In fact, your computer should be set-up to do it automatically.

Comment by: Rosie G on 17th February 2017 at 09:17

I don't believe you have to want 'cold tripe and trotters' to enjoy a decent market. I would have to be at starvation point to try to eat either of those! When did you last hear of anyone eating them ???

Comment by: Garry on 17th February 2017 at 19:31

Lynne, go and make some tea.
I don't need you to tell me how to live my live...Well said Rosie G. X

Comment by: Lynne on 17th February 2017 at 20:06

Rosie G. Exactly!
Old fashioned markets, are like cold tripe and trotters, things of the past.

Comment by: Veronica B on 18th February 2017 at 00:10

I can't see Bury Market becoming a thing of the past ....it's nice to have a ride out to some decent markets such as Ormskirk in the summer months. Internet shopping is convenient but boring...I like to see and touch what I am buying.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 19th February 2017 at 21:08

Can you buy proper black pudding anywhere these days, the stuff that you boil up in a pan until the skin bursts, or is it only the dry, sliced , tasteless garbage that they fob you off with that's available ?

Comment by: Lynne on 20th February 2017 at 14:03

You're a laugh a minute, Garry. Sadly, not in a funny sense. You give out criticism as if its going out of fashion. Yet.. can't take it yourself!
You're obviously not a young man, yet behave like a spoilt child.

Comment by: Garry on 20th February 2017 at 16:47

Lynne go and peel some spuds.

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