Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 28th August, 2021)
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX500)
Oh my god there will be some happy feet this morning after seeing a photo of McNultys shoe shop
That coppola must be raining in for it to be wrapped in a big plastic bin bag.
No changes here, old Wigan still impressive buildings. Just noticed the covering on top of the 'turret' . I know that's not the 'reet' name for it, just can't think of it.
I think McNulty's is the only name in that street that was there when I was a little girl. I used to catch the bus home to Ince opposite the shop. Isn't the blocked-off arcade the one that was known as "Grimes's Arcade"? I think Grimes's Music Shop was at the other end of it, on King Street. Sometimes I think it needs a photo to bring to our consciousness the lovely old buildings we have around us.
Grimes Arcade what a real shame, use to be a great little Arcade and short cut from King st to Library St. Now like most things around Wigan gone in to history.
I got a pair of shoes from McNulty's in the late 1960's I think they cost me around £5.00 which was a lot of money then as you could get a pair from Timpsons for around £3.00. BEST shoes I ever had. They were brown leather 'slip ons' I must have had them soled and heeled umpteen times, and probably had them for 10+ years before I discarded them.
Saw what you did there Veronica :)
Veronica. Its a cupola.
Just look at the work on those buildings..it's beautiful,you just don't see that anymore in Wigan.
And it's so sad to see what Grimes Arcade has been reduced to,as teenagers we could go downstairs and listen to our favorites in the booths,and there was always beautiful pianos in the window,which my Mam always wanted to buy for me but alas there just wasn't enough room at home for one.
I went in McNultys a couple of times although I can't recall buying any of their shoes..the man that served behind the counter was a tall very good looking chap and his assistant was a Mexican type looking young fellow with a bad limp..I believe the tall good looking chap had a soft spot for my Aunt Netta.( According to my Mam ).King St and Library St hold many memories for me.
When ever I see one of those cupolas I develop a nervous twitch and start shouting out random words . Could be turrets syndrome .
Lovely memories of McNulty's shoe shop.
Our Easter shoes came from there as did our First Holy Communion shoes and my wedding shoes too.
I was always taught to use another word/name when stuck. But thanks to you all who reminded me. I have seen enough 'cupolas' in my time travelling to Rome especially! It's an age thing these days.
Lovely photo Dennis, beautiful rich colour on the brickwork, very warm and inviting.
I think I know the chap in the blue sweater - Bernard, who used to work on the railways. That's my claim to fame!!
used to work in the building with the cupola, it was Timberlakes garage in the 60s. sprayshop was on top floor where I learned my trade.
Some years ago I was rebuked by a Policeman for my (alleged) use of ‘Intemperate language’. I told him that I couldn’t help it because I had turrets.
Funny thing was, judging by his reply to that, he seemed to have it worse than I did!
DTease, you Do make me laugh! xx
That's what's needed Irene - instead of nit picking...
Go through the arcade into King Street and there was another shop that seemed to have been there for years. P.A. Kinley. A gents outfitters.
Standish Johny - in 1969 Harry Hughes of Hughes Bros cheese factors, Gidlow Lane, took delivery of a new 1500GT Cortina from Timberlakes. It arrived without the wheel trims shown on the brochure.
Harry was a Methodist lay preacher, but primarily a businessman. I had to drive him to Timberlakes while he raised Cain about the wheel trims.
He got them eventually, but I got to drive the car. A fine vehicle.
Ron, it would appear to me that that those shoes of yours from Mc Nulty's were on a par with Trigger's broom.... Ten years old, but with six new heads and three new stails.
Nethen standish johnny, a mate of mine also learned panel beating and spraying at Timberlakes in the 60's...
Irene knows him...
Does the name Grundy ring any bells?
I hope Veronica doesn't think my post was aimed at her . I looked up Tourettes beforehand and found sufferers from it were far more likely to utter random words than expletives . I would never snipe at such a dear lady .
Broady,my Mam always bought shirts,ties. or jumpers from Kinleys when it was Cliffs birthday..it was always good merchandise.
Ozy, I know who you mean with the name Grundy, and Poet, I assure you Veronica won't have taken the slightest offence. She is a lovely lady who loves a laugh and a bit of fun.
Not at all Poet it made me laugh - I thought it was very clever. ;o)) x
Good photo Dennis, there was also a Mc Nulty's in Scholes were I used to get my walking day shoes from.
Ozy, I sent in a photo of that lifting equipment you were on about but I don’t know if Brian will use it.
If you could get Brian to pass on your email I would gladly send you a copy via email. It’s not a brilliant photo but at least you would know if it is what you are interested in.
Re Gary’s comments the car if new would of come from Harry Williams the Ford dealer on wall gate as the 1500 cortina GT was a Ford had one myself in
1964 .Timberlakes was an Austin/Morris dealership
Nice photograph happy memories