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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 1st May, 2022)

Grimes Arcade


Grimes Arcade
Grimes Arcade being renovated.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,962

Comment by: Veronica on 1st May 2022 at 07:40

It’s about time! Should have been done years ago..

Comment by: freddie on 1st May 2022 at 08:54

luckily the clowncil don't own this building or it would have been flattened along with all the other buildings with any aesthetic value

Comment by: PeterP on 1st May 2022 at 09:05

Once done up I hope it is gated at both ends . This will stop it being used has a toilet.

Comment by: Anne on 1st May 2022 at 10:12

Last time I walked through there Dawsons music shop was at the end with Jack Matthews demonstrating organs to customers. All in all a very pleasant experience. Dread to think how long ago that was.

Comment by: Tom on 1st May 2022 at 10:21

I guessed this was one of your photos Mick, before I saw the name, well done lad

Comment by: Dick Dastardly on 1st May 2022 at 10:30

Tom have you not gone to London yet ?

Comment by: Anne on 1st May 2022 at 14:58

Last time I walked through there Dawsons music shop was at the end with Jack Matthews demonstrating organs to customers. All in all a very pleasant experience. Dread to think how long ago that was.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 1st May 2022 at 15:05

Good picture Mick, should look a lot better when its refurbed. I bet you struggled to get you bike up there in shot

Comment by: Roylew on 1st May 2022 at 16:21

Remember going to watch Oklahoma with Jack Mathews and his son Stephen..think it was at the Princess about 1961

Comment by: IanN on 1st May 2022 at 16:31

Anne, I think that it was probably the same for most Wiganers, especially in the day time as King Street - as a shopping area - went down hill very quickly.
I used to regularly go into Dawsons music shop and Jack was not only very good as an organist he was also a very nice person: extremely polite and very helpful.
Hopefully, Grimes Arcade is going to be brought back to its former glory and let us hope that the council try to get King Street back to an area we can be proud of, again..

Comment by: Anne on 1st May 2022 at 17:25

Don’t know why my comment has posted twice. It was the earlier one the original.

Comment by: wigginlad on 1st May 2022 at 17:58

Anne, you can say that again !!

Comment by: Roylew on 1st May 2022 at 18:36

Jack Mathews and his family lived on Nook Lane in Golborne…he was very knowledgeable about music and played in many clubs locally

Comment by: James Hanson on 1st May 2022 at 19:54

Grimes' Arcade isn't a building. It's a space behind a building and between two other buildings, 22 and 24, King Street. Although, it will be a building when it's built. I heard Tony Calaghan had bought it, so it might end up as another bar and might be called Number 23.

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