Photo-a-Day (Monday, 11th March, 2019)
Bolton Rd Moor side
The parade of shops, in 1969 I had a Sunday morning job in the Westinghouse coin-op launderette, I think the third unit from the right.
Ken Cowap's betting shop on the end, left facing.
Thanks for the photo Ron.
Welcome back Ron
I love Crocuses, especially when they are mixed with the white ones.
Aspull always looks nice, especially with the Spring flowers each year.
Thanks Mick,been in dry dock.
Gary, don't forget the Co-op shop was the first self service supermarket in the parade, it was I think second from left. Joan Fishwick had a hairdressers shop on the upper level, there was a newsagent shop in the middle of the row and a chemists. Thanks Ron nice photo and what about the little flowers eh !
Where are the Dafs?
Aspull looking pretty,as usual.My favourite of the outlying areas of Wigan.
Lovely pic of Aspull.My favourite area of Wigan.
Walt, until you mentioned it, I'd forgotten the Co-op. It was second down from the left.
Irene - agree with you. There have been a few changes but it is recognisably the same as it was years ago.
Gary, between 1969-1975 we lived almost opposite this row of shops in an old house long ago demolished. About 2am one morning the Newsagents Alarm started to sound disturbing the neighbourhood, I contacted the police and they sent a officer to check things out, I met him at the front of the shops. The copper was a big guy but said to me, I'm on my own tonight so-- I'll stay here you go around the back and check things out. I replied with a few choice words saying, I have a better idea, you go around the back and I'll go back to bed having lost enough sleep. That's how it was left but -- the next morning it was revealed that the burglar(s) had come back and nicked all the fags from the Newsagents. True is that Gary !
Wiggin Lad - police bravery eh? You must have known Aspull Moor Post Office. And I knew a lad called David Hart in the houses opposite.
Yours is a good story of "the good old days!!"
Gary, I knew David very well, lived next door but one. David was a talented chap especially when it came to playing the piano, having heard a piece of music just the once he could play it from memory, amazing !. Didn't he study to be a preacher in the church.
Wiggin Lad - David went up to Durham University(St John's College) and did intend to be ordained in the Church of England. I saw him there in 1971 but subsequently lost touch.
I don't think he did get ordained in the end.
He had been involved in amateur dramatics at Rivington Grammar School.
Gary, David had a sister Denise who moved to Chorley as she worked in the offices of the Government factory up that way. He also had a brother who lived in Southport. David's mum went to live on Radcliffe Road in those old cottages just before Haigh Road, that was back around 1979 I think when the houses on Scot Lane were demolished.
Gary'; do you know; if Ken cowap is still with us.Also his brother Eric.
Eric - I don't know. Was a successful business at the time.
Wiggin Lad - I think Denise worked for the Royal Ordnance Factory at Euxton, near Chorley. The site is, I understand, a housing estate now.
I recall David's dad, an intense chap who I suspect hid shyness with his forceful approach. His mother was a quiet, gentle soul
Thanks for letting me know where she ended up. Not too far away.