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Another farewell at Wigan market
Started by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
P&P butchers is the latest to shut up shop. I reckon that means the market now has just one traditional butcher

Posted by: fireplace6899 (inactive) Report abuse
He did retire

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I bet there's not a queue of butchers ready to take over the stall

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse
A bit more sh-optimism, I-spy, the market still has lots on offer.

(Info from Wigan Market (FB) and @GalleriesWigan)

Tripe Marketing Board - @TripeUK: We don't give our Gold Stars out lightly!
Visit Wigan market for the best quality tripe that money can buy.

The Sausages Shop (FB)

Clunans - Link

Oven Door - Bakery, Carvery & Cooked Meats - Link

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse
Turning Heads Aesthetics - Facebook

DR Physiotherapy provide Physio & Sports Massage services every Fri 10am-3pm.
Advance bookings also available Mon, Tues & Sat 8:30am-12pm. Introductory offers available. Please contact Dan on 0161 2988 123 or through FB to arrange an appointment. (FB)

Ross's Cafe - Link

There are lots more market businesses too - it's well worth a mooch.

K.C. Cards, Cuts to Go,

Posted by: elizabeth (5439)  Report abuse
In the old market there used to be Green's Cowards,Barons, Smailes I thik it was called all butchers Cowards selling meant late on a sat by Auction at Greens stall Harry Farrinond used to shout and show the meat whilst sharpening his knives on his steel those wear the days and on a Friday I used to stand with my mother drooling whilst she bought her bacon an beef at Barons stall looking with longing at their home made Pies when you couldnt eat meat on a friday ,oh happy days then I was allowed to walk round Peacocks stall every thing a penny,I still have a very small pair of infant clogs I bought at the Blind stall, and all the fruit stalls surrounding the market outside t at the Blind Stallmanyone remember these things

Posted by: MarieM (5559) Report abuse
Well done Jo Anne. I still shop in there.

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3875) Report abuse
an actual walk in the place will show what a sorry mess the market hall is in.

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse
The building is underutilized, Zanzibar, but there are still many good businesses within it.

Also: Fri 25th Sept, 10.30am - 2pm, Macmillan Coffee Morning, The Old Courts, Crawford St Link
(Cake donations welcome)

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse
Just seen an inspiring report on BBC NW Tonight about the regeneration of Altrincham Market!

Yesterday, Altrincham Market and Market House scooped the prestigious 2015 Observer Food Monthly Award for the country's Best Local Market. (link)

From Altrincham Market's FB Page:

We have to say we're besides ourselves with pride and joy!

On behalf of the hundreds of our talented traders, the ten amazing kitchens and bars and the team of over 75 hard working managers and staff that make us what we are, we want to thank you all so much for voting for us.

Long live independents. Let's celebrate our regional identities. Let's 'misbehave' and fly in the face of corporations and bland brand engineers. Let's cut out the well fattened 'piggies in the middle' and let's dare to do something different.

We salute you all. I AM yours, truly.
Altrincham Market
Market House Altrincham

Passionately regional. Fiercely independent. Not available online....and, right now, officially the Observer Food Monthly ‪#‎bestmarket‬

www.altrinchammarket.co.uk / @MarketHouseAlty

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse
Santa's Market Dash - Register by Thur 17th Dec - link

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse
Bring your Little ones to see Santa this Christmas at his Grotto in Wigan Markets!

9.30am 4pm on Saturday
3.50 to visit Santa and receive a special gift. Include a Photograph for an extra 2 - link

All proceeds to Derian House Children's Hospice

Posted by: sir bob (7084)  Report abuse
I was told the other day that another off the Froot & Veg Stalls had closed down, but the chap from the Asian part of Bolton had returned to the stall outside in the alleyway at the side of Morrisons and was selling produce

Posted by: tonker (20223)   Report abuse
"..... Santa this Christmas at his Grotto in Wigan Markets"?

How many markets has Wigan got? and will he be in them all at the same time?

Posted by: baker boy (15173) Report abuse
jo anne
commendable effort on your behalf,but its willpower from millgate that will turn the market around. starting with a huge drop in rent and rates .otherwise kaput.

Posted by: aussie94 (2311) Report abuse
Do any of you remember Charlie Winnard sold fruit and Veg he had a stall in the markets in the 50s I worked for him as a 12 year old shelling peas. For my trouble he gave me a cabbage and a cauli to take home to my mother .

Posted by: tonker (20223)   Report abuse
BB - Wigan council (if that's what you mean by Millgate?) has no say in the rates.
The only 'willpower' that can save the market is the 'willpower' of the Wigan shoppers. 'Willpower' to make them spend their money in Wigan market, rather than in Tesco's, Morrison's, Asda's or Sainsbury's. Or, even, Bolton or Bury markets !

Posted by: sir bob (7084)  Report abuse
Although I have not been there in ages, folk are telling me that Leigh Market Hall is thriving and is a lot better than our crappy Wigan Market Hall

Posted by: jo anne (32240)   Report abuse
Wigan Council are looking to appoint a Town Centre Unit Manager to lead on the delivery of a range of town centre and market initiatives whilst providing the strategic direction to stimulate improvement, development, investment and growth.

Closing Date: 6th Jan 2016 23:59 Link


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