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Standishgate   Views: 1316
Wigan Brochure   Comments: 15
Photo: DTease   Item #: 30921  
Wigan Brochure
  An advertisement brochure for Wigan, 1985?  

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Comments by Joseph, 3rd February 2019  
They pave it every twelve months without fail.

Comments by Irene Roberts, 3rd February 2019  tizziesgirl@gmail.com 
I hadn't realised Freeman, Hardy and Willis and also Timpson's shoe shops were still there in 1985. I wish it was still like that. xx

Comments by Veronica, 3rd February 2019  
It looks like late Summer in the photo even though Christmas lights are being advertised. It seemed strange when trees and benches were put in the middle of the road in the beginning! It was quite pleasant to have a minute sitting there when the weather was warm in the shade of a tree. Struck up many a conversation with people when sat there whilst eating a 'butty'. To quote an elderly statesman was that "the beginning of the end - or indeed the end of the beginning" for Wigan?

Comments by Veronica, 3rd February 2019  
Can anyone tell me what is going on at the top of Wigan please ? I notice there's more upheaval going on! This must be the third time work is being done in the area where the pigeons land- God knows where they've gone!

Comments by bob, 3rd February 2019  
1985 was the only Mon 23rd in the 80's

Comments by Stuart Lyon, 3rd February 2019  
Oh my god thatís me and my mum in the middle

Comments by Garry, 3rd February 2019  
I'll second that Irene.

Comments by DTease, 3rd February 2019  
Thatís a very patriotic outfit you were wearing Stuart, outstanding!

Comments by Mr X, 3rd February 2019  
The year will be 1985 as those Thurdays are the correct dates for that year. Freeman Hardy Willis shoe shop was demolished as this would be where the entrance to the Galleries is. There was an alleyway that led to the old market hall, and I think a haberdashery shop. That woman will be about 80 if she is still alive today.

Comments by Mick, 4th February 2019  
Mr X - The alleyway was Little Hope Street. The shop you mention was Kane's Textiles.

Comments by Veronica, 4th February 2019  
I was a regular customer at Kane's when I first bought my sewing machine.( still in use after 50 years!) the alleyway was a good shortcut to the market.

Comments by Roy, 4th February 2019  
Little Hope Street is right. Used to be on my walk when I was a postman 40 odd years ago.

Comments by Veronica, 5th February 2019  
Found out today about the work going on in the Market Place. All re-paving and being made bigger to accommodate events taking place - concerts and such in the Summer. Found out through two old ladies muttering about the expense and waste of Council taxes. The pigeons are watching closely and biding their time!

Comments by Andy C, 9th February 2019  
"Freeman Hardy Willis shoe shop was demolished as this would be where the entrance to the Galleries is"

Surely The Galleries had been alive and kicking well before 1985?

Comments by Lynne, 2nd July 2019  
The galleries opened around 1990, I worked in Boots at the time.

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