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OLD COURTS   Views: 934
Old Courts & Coops Building 1901   Comments: 14
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 31346  
Old Courts  & Coops Building 1901

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  Picture taken from the 1901 Wigan Year Book  

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Comments by Beryl Hallsworth, 15th July 2019  hallsworth24@btinternet.com 
If this is Coops the tailoring company, then my Mum worked there during the mid 1940's. I believe it was her first job on leaving school

Comments by JJP, 15th July 2019  
Beryl, it is the factory your mum worked at as did my wife in the late 1960s early 70s

Comments by Veronica, 15th July 2019  
Not much changed today....

Comments by priscus, 15th July 2019  
I had a Coops-made suit. It was a good un!

Comments by Keith Beckett, 15th July 2019  
A cutter at Coops used to supply suit lengths to a tailoress based close to the Little Theatre. The cloth wasn’t accompanied by a despatch note or invoice. Sally, the tailoress,made up very good suits from good quality cloth at a most reasonable price. I availed myself of the service a couple of times.
Some years later the managing director of Coops and myself served on a Wigan Council committee. I mentioned the cloth business to him. He said they knew who the guy was but could never catch him in the act . Apparently he was so efficient in using a roll of cloth to make up a batch of suits he could squeeze an extra suit length out of it.

Comments by Veronica, 16th July 2019  
I remember going in the Coops building in the 70's I think .... It was an outlet of sorts - but I can't recall what was sold there. I know there was a lot of stairs to climb. Does anybody else remember?

Comments by Albert.S., 16th July 2019  
The upstairs area of the building on the left became Gee’s School of Dancing. Three mates, and I, had several lessons, prior to a wakes week, away, in Douglas, I.O .M. Finished up pretty confident, with a quick step,, and a waltz, managed a foxtrot, doing a slow quick step.

Comments by Elizabeth, 16th July 2019  
I always thought Gee's school of dancing was opposite the churchyard in King Street West,I'm sure the old painted words on the wall could be seen from the road.

Comments by Albert.s., 16th July 2019  
Elizebeth. See 20748. Street scenes. King Street West.

Comments by Elizabeth, 16th July 2019  
Sorry Albert,you are right.I wasn't looking properly !!

Comments by Irene Roberts, 17th July 2019  tizziesgirl@gmail.com 
Elizabeth, Gee's School of Dancing's writing CAN still be seen, very vaguely, on the back of a building in King Street West.

Comments by Rev David Long, 20th July 2019  david@scars.org.uk 
Albert - but did your dancing skills enable you to pull the birds?

Comments by Veronica, 21st July 2019  
Having seen one or two photos of the gentleman Rev. I don't think he would have had any problems courting the ladies...

Comments by Albert.S., 21st July 2019  
It sure did pay dividends, Reverend, and in the process, it certainly cost me a bob, or two. I was eventually successful in my choice. We will soon have been married fifty eight years. Deo Gratis.

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