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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 12th July, 2022)

Wallgate


Wallgate
Wallgate, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,974

Comment by: Sue on 12th July 2022 at 05:58

I haven’t lived in Wigan for a long time but interesting to see Norman and Philips still going.
I remember having my straight hair permed there when the salon was in Lowes department store and leaving the salon in tears I hated it that much.Mum thought I looked better for it though !
The curly perm it was called at the time.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 12th July 2022 at 06:16

Ozy I give you a knock 2 days ago, I had a photo to show you of three very nice childrens bikes at the junction of Standish wood lane and the farm track down to Standish hall farm

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 12th July 2022 at 06:21

Some Wiganer put his foot through that litter bin.

Its a funny entrance to the railway station, a lot of cars ignore the no entry sign, and the cause traffic jams with the cars coming out.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th July 2022 at 09:28

Oh yes Miick,a lovely photo because it's Standish..look how his whole demeanour changes when he speaks about Wallgate.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th July 2022 at 09:45

An instantly recognisable scene, one landmark that’s not changed much. I find I'm using the North Western station more lately due to changes with the trains.
Ps another instantly recognisable couple of comments from ‘Wigan’ Mick….

Comment by: . Ozy . on 12th July 2022 at 09:56

Nice to hear from you again Mick . We’ve all been missing you…..I know for a fact that DTease has , as he came clean and stated as much only recently.

But you must bear in mind the fact that I’m easily confused these days as I’ve mistakenly been telling everyone that you are currently living above the Blind Beggar in Whitechapel..

….next thing, your knocking at my door…

Still….Im sorry I missed you mate. Feel free to call if you’re ever passing…..I don’t get too many visitors here at Anderson shelter villas.

All the best Mick…..Ozy.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 12th July 2022 at 10:44

I know Maureen, you can read him like a book !!

Comment by: Maureen on 12th July 2022 at 10:53

The building on the right was once a saddlers,no you could smell the leather from quite a distance away..it always seemed to be hung up out side.

The shop after that was a shoe shop owned by Gordon Isherwood..the brother of Isherwood the artist.

Further up was Helen Rowes dress shop..her brother Billy married my aunt.and coops pie shop which has still managed to keep its lovely front,it sold the most lovely pies until someone took over then it all went downhill.

Comment by: DTease on 12th July 2022 at 14:01

Is this bus on the wrong side of the road?

Comment by: PeterP on 12th July 2022 at 14:54

D tease looks like the photo was taken through the back window of a double decker bus stopped outside the station

Comment by: Cyril on 12th July 2022 at 17:04

I went into the station through the No Entry signs a couple of times at first, I was used to when that was the entrance and with the exit being further down after the bus shelters, they should make it more distinct by putting entrance only and exit only markings on the road.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 12th July 2022 at 17:56

Yes the saddlers was owned by Jim Bentham of Standish who now lives in Shevington.
I was coming home from Jeddah in the 60s and my flight went to Amsterdam, then I had to catch another flight to London, I made the connection but my Samsonite suitcase didn't
It got dropped of at our house a couple of days later but with the locks broken and a note saying that the customs had done it to make sure I wasnt a smuggler.
Anyway I took my suitcase to Jim and he fitted new locks, BTW customs now have keys to every make of suitcase on earth

Comment by: Dave johnson on 12th July 2022 at 18:45

Maureen did you not mean Pooles pies.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th July 2022 at 19:16

Dave,yes I did..I apologise..what am I like....I blame the heat lol...

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th July 2022 at 19:30

Maureen, I wondered if you meant Poole's pies too,. but perhaps there WAS a Coop's pies? I don't recall it, though. I do remember Gordon Isherwood's shoe-shop, and Starr's Stationers along there, and on the opposite side was Joan Barrie's Clothes Shop.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th July 2022 at 21:19

Irene,as soon as Id put coops pies down I knew I'd typed the wrong name..I wouldn't care seeing as I'd gone past that shop nearly every day of my young life.from the age of eight until twenty years old when I got married...and ,speaking of Gordon Isherwood,my Mam could walk up Wallgate without going to look in his window..plus she took size three in shoes and could put a new pair on and walk around Wigan without getting sore feet...mind you I think she had a soft spot for Gordon...I have lovely memories of Wallgate and hate it when anyone makes derisory remarks about it.

Comment by: Joan on 12th July 2022 at 21:20

Hello Mick, welcome back

Comment by: Syd Smith on 12th July 2022 at 22:44

Welcome back Mick , I've missed myself .

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 13th July 2022 at 23:39

Try drinking less Syd.

Comment by: Lynne on 12th January 2023 at 05:44

Check out the "Big Brother" cameras. There'll soon be a lot more spying on every journey we take and charging many of us for the "privilege" Burnham's, CAZ. George Orwell just got the date wrong.

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