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Market St. Hindley 1915   Comments: 19
Photo: Roger   Item #: 29766  
Market St. Hindley 1915

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  Street scene, does anyone know what happened to that old clock (top left) it was there in the 1950s although I think it was stopped many years earlier.  

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Comments by Pw, 6th October 2017  
Cannot remember the clock in the 50's. Melias was around the corner facing the church

Comments by dave©, 6th October 2017  
Apart from tram lines and gantry, nowt much has changed in over a hundred years.

Comments by Albert., 6th October 2017  
Is the Bird ith Hand pub still on the corner of the row, top right hand side?.

Comments by Dave, 6th October 2017  
I think this is looking up market street with Ladies lane on the left.

Comments by Pw, 6th October 2017  
Albert,This is the top of Market st.with St Johns church.The Bird is at the bottom end opposite St Peters church.More or less in the centre of the photo just further up from the church was a pub called The Black Horse

Comments by Pw, 6th October 2017  
Sorry Albert, yes the Bird is still open.

Comments by Sonia, 6th October 2017  
The pub round the right hand corner of the pic is the Lord Nelson. The Bird I'th Hand is at the crossroads at the bottom of Market Street.

Comments by Garry, 6th October 2017  
Dave little has changed you're right, but plenty junk food
shops think their called fast foods...rubbish food.

Comments by Albert., 6th October 2017  
Sorry folks. I thought that the church shown, was St Peter's.

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 6th October 2017  
The shop on the right where all the people are congregated is now owned and run by Mrs. Pye, I suspect.

Comments by Veronica, 7th October 2017  
Unless I'm mistaken even the shop fronts are still the same in many cases.
Actually if they could be restored they look better than any modern ones.

Comments by Elizabeth, 7th October 2017  
You are right, Veronica. They would look better than modern ones.

Comments by DTease, 7th October 2017  
Doesn't the street look better without all the litter, signs and other rubbish that clutter up our streets these days?

Comments by Sam . H, 13th October 2017  
D.tease it does look clean and tidy,remember going to a cycle shop at the top of market st think it was called Tom Hughes,not many shop steps mopped and donkey stoned these days .

Comments by Pw, 15th October 2017  
I remember Bill Hursts bike shop in the middle of Market St and a toy shop at the very bottom of Ladies Lane called Scotts? that sold a few bikes.

Comments by Sam .h up, 15th October 2017  
Pw .your right it was bill hurst halfway up market st on the right .

Comments by dave©, 16th October 2017  
Bill Hursts, I remember buying thick elastic band from there, think it was about ¼" thick, used it for catapults (are they called slingshots these days?)

Comments by Maurice., 17th October 2017  
I don't remember the clock,but like other towns before the supermarkets,the street was full of shops,there was even a bakery,Wilcocks at the bottom.

Comments by Pw, 17th October 2017  
Bought my laccy for my catty from Scotts.Before that used to use old inner tubes.We would go out and cut a good two leg from a tree or use a couple of dolly pegs(useless)

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