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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 1st October, 2023)

Cafe Culture

Cafe Culture
Market Place, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
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Comment by: PeterP on 1st October 2023 at 06:11

Cafe culture is ok on a sunny day or your desperate for a fag. Looking at the photo a bad trip hazard with the flag at the front of the push iron

Comment by: Garry on 1st October 2023 at 09:03

Beautiful buildings and very appropriate design for Goldsmiths.
Hope the buildings remain that way and no messing about with them.
Cheers Dennis.

Comment by: Sandra on 1st October 2023 at 10:12

White Rabbit, 1st October.
Lovely photo once again, love going in to cafes after shopping.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st October 2023 at 11:41

Yes they sit outside in all weathers these days. Somehow I don’t think the “Cafe culture” will attract folk to the town though without many shops. It’s mainly people who live nearby who go there now. Where I live there’s too many cafes. It’s as if there’s nothing else to sell so “let’s open a cafe!’’….
A lovely view of mock Tudor ,I just wonder what will be done to the unfinished wall. Will it be covered over by another glass awning/ roof as the entrance to ‘whatever’ ? Nice photo Dennis sorry to sound cynical.

Comment by: Brendell on 1st October 2023 at 11:50

No comparison with cafe culture on the continent. It seems that only smokers sit outside in this country, or am I being synical ?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st October 2023 at 12:57

Don't give me 'cafe culture ' & I think you are right Veronica, the number of cafes here in the towns along the coast are two a penny Veronica, we groan when another one opens ! What bugs me is the Costa a lot....cafes, people lounging about on sofas seemingly all day long, supping overpriced coffee while chatting on phones & the staff sticking their notice board in the middle of the pavement ...and you can't sit outside at a table in the open air because of all the cigarette smoke around you. Oh what a grouser I am !

Comment by: Cyril on 1st October 2023 at 13:21

A good about town photo Dennis, and yes it will be interesting to see what goes in the space, shall it be a grand entrance to the new market hall that is planned - and which would be apt with it being off Market Place, or shall it be an entrance hall with a Concierge, and which leads on to the apartments that are also planned? as the saying goes - watch this space.

That ducting cover with metal surround in the pavement is in quite a bad way, and as Peter also says, it is a real trip hazard.
There's only the girl enjoying a coffee, whilst the two men have either got sore ears or are trying to impress her by pretending to be busy executives with phones to their ears; whilst only saying rhubarb, and then there's the bike doing a Harry Worth in the shop window, you never see young people doing that now, whereas at one time it was a common sight to see them doing that, it was always good to do for a laugh.

Comment by: ex wiganer on 1st October 2023 at 13:32

Well said veronica and Brendell you are both absolutely right.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st October 2023 at 14:35

I don’t know about progress but I remember from history lessons at school” Coffee Houses” were the in thing of the day in the 1700’s. I remember the etchings of people in the pages of those books with big wigs on their heads..that meant they were important and wealthy… must be where the saying comes from. There’s a few ‘big wigs’ on every council methinks. Whig or wig take your pick.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 1st October 2023 at 22:07

Cyril that brought a smile about Harry Worth as given the chance I do it.Dennis on watching Country File tonight I fully expected seeing your name pop up with one of the photos that are selected for their calendar have you ever sent them one.Veronica if your struggling to get an appointment for your flu jab the chemist on Church street corner of Central drive do them while you wait.

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd October 2023 at 12:18

So John, if we see a man in town doing a Harry Worth in a shop window; we'll know it's you. There was a particular clean and very reflective shop window in Market Place which went down quite close to the ground, and this was where youngsters would do the trick copying Harry Worth, I think it became Dunns or it was thereabouts, though I can't recall the name of the shop which was there.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 2nd October 2023 at 15:38

That’s right Cyril ha ha it works best with windows with no frame I was doing it in Windsor this July it’s good fun.

Comment by: Roylew on 4th October 2023 at 08:43

Coffee culture????
More like untidy smoking immigrant culture …awful

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