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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 7th June, 2021)

Postcard of Hindley

Postcard of Hindley

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 2,333

Comment by: Pw on 7th June 2021 at 06:26

Thanks for this Dennis,always loved Hindley when growing up.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 7th June 2021 at 07:17

Ey-up - by gum Dennis, another cracker nine for the price uh one. Our lass' family came fer-indley, reet gradley folk un aw. If you cum fer Shevy don't bother reading this yu'll bi gerrin aw confused.

Comment by: Arthur on 7th June 2021 at 07:19

Some lovely buildings there, the church, bank and council offices.
The Monaco has got it's name back I see.

Comment by: lock lass on 7th June 2021 at 09:34

Lovely Postcard picture Dennis, brings back memories of my younger days seeing the Monaco.

Comment by: Sally on 7th June 2021 at 10:50

Did you have to catch 9 different buses for this Photo Dennis

Comment by: Edna on 7th June 2021 at 11:02

I have been to Hindley quite a few times, to a crochet group, and ti chi.Then had a look at the shops.I think Hindley is nice.I think more people would go,if the market was still there.I saw something on tv, about a campaign to keep market stalls going.Lets hope they do.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 7th June 2021 at 12:05

No Sally, I was on Shanks’s Pony for these photos. But I’m still a fan of “Topdeckism”.

Comment by: Eric R on 7th June 2021 at 12:09

Dennis - The old Castle Hill Police Station?
Great photos - haven't seen these buildings for 60 years.
Grandfather born in Bridge Street in 1880, when Hindley was a much smaller place.
Eric R

Comment by: Elizabeth on 7th June 2021 at 14:07

Lovely photos Dennis,well done !

Comment by: Cyril on 7th June 2021 at 14:30

It may have got its name back, but is it still pronounced the same, cultured folks would pronounce it as The Monaco same as the principality in France, however the uncouth majority always pronounced it as The Monacko. :¬)

Comment by: Veronica on 7th June 2021 at 16:54

Memorable postcard pictures, most of them hold a memory for me, from the distant days of my youth.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 7th June 2021 at 18:07

Very familiar.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 7th June 2021 at 19:50

Great photo's, Dennis.
Not too familiar with Hindley but the locals will love this. Well done, lad.

Comment by: Shevington council house tenant on 7th June 2021 at 21:10

if you come fer Shevy
if tha fer Shevy
Walt, he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 9th June 2021 at 12:43

Aye tha reet theer Shevy Council House Tenant, I think you must be aiming your comment at a certain individual from your neck of the woods, that's were adverse comments regarding council house tenants comes from, just look back over the past two years for proof. I myself was born in and lived in a council house for the first 22 years of my life never once have made a comment regarding this kind of upbringing. I am surprised that there are council houses in Shevy after reading all the adverse comments from you know who. So Ta-ra for naeu.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th June 2021 at 14:52

I agree Walt - I am most flabbergasted that there are council houses in Shangri -la. I too lived in council property after our house was condemned not fit to live in! I must admit it was lovely to have a bathroom for the first time to wallow in. Since then I have never looked back...that is apart from looking back on Wigan World's old photos collection.

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