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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 6th October, 2022)

Mesnes Street


Mesnes Street
Guess who forgot to turn the heating off!

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Wigan Mick on 6th October 2022 at 07:36

Pigeons on a roof indicate poor insulation or heat escaping from a drug farm.

Comment by: Poet on 6th October 2022 at 08:09

The rough dull slates look easier to perch on .

Comment by: PeterP on 6th October 2022 at 08:36

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO P.A.D. 16 years old today.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th October 2022 at 08:37

How can anybody forget to turn the heating off these days, it’s far too worrying to even put it on. I have an aversion to seeing so many pigeons flocked together, but the odd one or two I don’t mind. I don’t know why….it’s a strange feeling.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th October 2022 at 08:58

It reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's film "The Birds"! I love the upstairs windows in those shops. We tend not to look up when we are walking through Wigan but there are some beautiful buildings.

Comment by: Pw on 6th October 2022 at 09:31

Poet is correct about the roof.

Comment by: DTease on 6th October 2022 at 10:05

Veronica, we all laughed at Ozy when he moved himself and his Aga into the Anderson Shelter, well we’re not laughing now are we?
He’s as snug as a bug in a rug in his tin shack and, when the weather turns a bit nippy he can just throw some of his old undercrackers into the Aga to keep warm. I can’t see the price of his undercrackers trebling in a short space of time, can you?
Gaseous emissions notwithstanding, I have seen the future and the future is Aga. I have a large supply of Union Jack underpants left over from Harold Wilson’s “ I’m Backing Britain” campaign of the 1970s which I would gladly sacrifice for the cause.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 6th October 2022 at 10:05

Thats the difference between me and you run of the mill Wiganers, my head is always looking up and not down in the gutter like most.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th October 2022 at 11:36

Yes he was always a Pioneer Dtease. Not forgetting all the free wood from Haigh Hall. Plus those gaseous emissions ( no thanks to RasPutin) will keep his Aga going and well lit with no need for matches. I bet he’s rolling in dosh. Methinks he makes his own candles from bacon fat as he probably keeps a couple of pigs in a nearby sty. Good luck to him I say. I’m not a jealous person but I do envy his free lifestyle. He can celebrate New Year with the undercrackers no need for fireworks, he won’t need to go to the pub either he can brew his own. The pub will have closed down by then anyway. No street lighting to guide him on his way, only the stars in the sky.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th October 2022 at 12:46

I think both Irene & I remember there being a shoe shop somewhere along this parade...children would try the shoes chosen by their mother usually....no choice in those days....then you would stand in a wierd contraption & your feet would be xrayed in the new shoes to see if you had room to wriggle your toes. Elf & safety would not allow that now obviously !

Comment by: Ray on 6th October 2022 at 13:16

The grey shop to the right of centre in this photo is where I had my
first and second Covid vaccines, January and April last year.

Comment by: Julie on 6th October 2022 at 13:34

Does any one remember watkins bakery along here somewere i think.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th October 2022 at 14:30

Helen, in the link below there's a photo and discussion on the shops on Mesnes St and Tom Walsh says the shoe shop was Scott's. https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=4&id=24926&gallery=Mesnes+St&offset=0

Mick, that is a take on the old mind set saying of prisoners in a cell i.e., considering their plight both look up at the window and one prisoner sees Stars whilst the other sees Bars. Anyroad whilst looking in the gutter the run of the mill Wiganer spotted and pocketed the tenner that you by looking up walked past.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th October 2022 at 15:11

It was the California Nails shop and also the next one along to the left Julie, Watkin's yes I remember it so well as the Judge sentenced me to a three year sentence there. I'm joking it wasn't that bad really, you could still have a laugh or two if the supervisor wasn't looking, I remember once lobbing a piece of meat at one of the blue light electric fly killers and it was like 'Old Sparky', the sparks, noise and smoke coming from it was like a firework, other folks came rushing looking what it was and the bakehouse supervisor reckoned it was a big bumble bee that had flown in, I was creasing up laughing.

Comment by: Linma on 6th October 2022 at 15:33

It looks so sad and cold.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th October 2022 at 15:55

Helen, I can't recall the shoe-shop in Mesnes Street, I'm afraid. I think my shoes, as a child, were bought from Melling's Shoe Shop in Ince. I certainly remember having little black patent ankle-strap shoes from Mellings, and white sandals for walking-day. I join PeterP in saying Happy Birthday to photo-a-day, (it's mine too, but it's along time since I was sixteen!).

Comment by: Maureen on 6th October 2022 at 16:24

Both Elizabeth and myself had our Covid vaccines' at the Hollowood Chemist on Monday too Ray?.but the whole Street looks so sad as though it's heart has been plucked out.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 6th October 2022 at 16:29

Irene Roberts is 70 today

Comment by: DTease on 6th October 2022 at 17:36

Happy Birthday, Irene. Three score and ten, all the rest is bonus time Irene. I hope you enjoy many more birthdays.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 6th October 2022 at 18:33

I've been told that the police are well aware of roosting pigeons and drug farms.

Comment by: Julie on 6th October 2022 at 18:36

thought it was one of those shops thanks cyril.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th October 2022 at 18:45

Thankyou DTease....I imagine Mick got that information from facebook as I know he goes on there.

Comment by: Edna on 6th October 2022 at 19:58

I was only thinking about you at the weekend Irene I remember you saying it was nearly you're birthday.. So!! I hope you've had a lovely day, and a very Happy Birthday.xx

Comment by: Cyril on 6th October 2022 at 20:34

Many Happy Returns Irene

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th October 2022 at 20:51

Thanks DTease, Edna and Cyril. It was just that PeterP said it was photo-a-day's birthday too, and I only mentioned it when I assumed all the comments on the photo had come to and end; the last thing I would want to do is detract from anyone's photo. Mick just put the info about my age on out of the blue, and I can only assume he got that from facebook.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th October 2022 at 21:52

My best wishes as well Irene …. You don’t look a day over 60.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 6th October 2022 at 23:28

Many happy returns Irene. Do you remember as children ' Cock Hen or goose, give a good pull and let loose ' you certainly don't look 70 !

Comment by: Cyril on 6th October 2022 at 23:32

Noticed on those old PaDs and also the Album that both Aubrey and Albert haven't posted comments for a while, hoping all is well with them.

Comment by: Pat McC on 7th October 2022 at 07:51

A belated 'Penblwydd Hapus' Irene.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th October 2022 at 08:02

I do indeed remember Cock, Hen or Goose, Tom! Thanks Dolly dear, for your good wishes, and yes, Cyril, I too hope that Aubrey and Albert are well, and also Garry who used to like a drop of sherry in front of his coal fire,

Comment by: Edna on 7th October 2022 at 09:13

I'm sure Dennis won't mind about your birthday wishes Irene!! By the way Dennis, the lady in the shop mustn't be worried about her electric bill.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th October 2022 at 09:57

Iechy da, Pat!

Comment by: Veronica on 7th October 2022 at 10:08

I have missed quite a few posters who used to come on here quite a lot. It’s not the same without them especially the ones who regularly posted photos on here.

Comment by: Pat McC on 7th October 2022 at 10:52

Diolch Irene. Good health is something we tend to take for granted but life can change drastically in a short space of time - one minute a wife, next minute a carer. Best wishes to you.

Comment by: Maureen on 8th October 2022 at 13:12

Irene,did you not get my Birthday card.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th October 2022 at 15:28

Maureen, I got a card yesterday, (7th), that wished me a Happy Birthday and said "Hope you have a lovely day", but it wasn't signed. I thought it was you but couldn't be sure, so if it WAS you, than yes, I got it and Thankyou very much, and I had a lovely day! xxxxx

Comment by: Maureen on 8th October 2022 at 16:10

What am I like..I'm very sorry about that,there's no point sending a card without signing it is there..I'll go to the back of the class to give the rulers out.
P.S.I posted it on the fourth.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th October 2022 at 16:29

That made me laugh about giving the rulers out, Maureen! Don't worry about not signing the card....it's easily done and the post is upside-down at the moment with all the strikes. I will be keeping all my cards from my 70th birthday so after a week of being displayed they will all go into a lovely box that my daughter gave me.
PS...HOWEVER!!.....If you ever send me a cheque for a million pounds, please don't forget to sign it!! LOL!!

Comment by: Maureen on 8th October 2022 at 17:05

Oh I won't Irene..providing Mre Pneumonia doesn't come knocking on my door again.

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