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Market Square   Views: 1000
Market square   Comments: 13
Photo: Tom Sutch   Item #: 31220  
 
Market square

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  Market Square 1985  

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Comments by Veronica, 12th May 2019  
Looking at the photo makes me wonder how on earth 5 parishes, the Ceilidh Bands and all the paraphernalia that went with the walking day processions,managed to come together on Whit Monday on the Square - but they did and it was wonderful!

Comments by priscus, 12th May 2019  
Hardly changed in this pic from how I remember it in early 1960's. My daily journey: alight from bus at top of Market Street, and walk down same street to Tech. Also back and fore along market street, as back then we were using both Parson's Walk and Library Street Tech buildings.

Comments by Albert.S., 12th May 2019  
1960. Early one morning, caught a well known Wigan “Tea Leaf” having stole a spare wheel off one of the parked lorries, on the Market Square.

Comments by Garry, 12th May 2019  
Much prefer it then than now.

Comments by Veronica, 12th May 2019  
Every town should have a Square like the one Wigan had - a place to rally to - and not forgetting the fun of the Fair! Yes it was really important in those days. In fact it would have been great for the entertainments in the summer months instead of the Market Place - think of all the money wasted there in the changes made recently!

Comments by jack, 13th May 2019  
Before the M6, there would be a lot of lorries parked up overnight. The drivers stayed in the local boarding houses.

Comments by Philip G., 13th May 2019  
'Broke my Indian teeth' at the Ajmeer Manzil (on the right of the photo) back in The Seventies and always enjoyed eating there - a 'smashing' place it was.
We also ate (once) at the 'Indian' that was situated just further up the road, but found this to be, erm, quite remarkable.

Comments by Helen of Troy, 13th May 2019  
Thats a scene I remember well. Full of lights,colour & noise when the fair came to Wigan & yes Veronica, wouldnt it have lent itself to an open air space for all manner of things today.

Comments by tuddy, 13th May 2019  
Phillip, the Indian restaurant further up was the one and only sweaty Betty's.

Comments by Philip G., 13th May 2019  
Thanks Tuddy. Come to think of it, the place was as good as empty when we arrived, and the woman who'd served us could well have been the eponymous Betty - sat by herself at a table she was.

Comments by Wiganreds48, 15th May 2019  
Tuddy, the lady in question preferred to be called by her Sunday name, Perspiring Elizabeth and wee Ronnie, th'usband.

Comments by John G, 15th May 2019  
So that's why the sauce had that sweet and sour taste going on!

Comments by Poet, 15th May 2019  
The Santi Bag was even better. Cuisine for the Connoisseur.

 
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