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Started by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
BURTONS MENSWEAR
PENDLEBURYS
MALTBY WINE SHOP
B H STORES
TIMPSONS
NIMANS JEWELLRY SHOP
OLIVER SUMMERS
THE PRAM SHOP PN THE COTNER OF MESNES ST
VOSES TRIPE
MARK WILLIAMS
KENDALLS DECORATING SHOP
MITCHINSONS FLORIST
OH I COULD GO ON
BUT DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER ANY OF THOSE ALL IN STANDISHGATE APART FROM OLIVER SOMERS

Posted by: pippa (111) Report abuse
It's long ago that BHS was on Standishgate and Burton was there in the 80s where specsavers is now

Posted by: spud1 (1724) Report abuse
Alexandra the tailor,was better than Burtons.

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (57) Report abuse
Does anyone remeber Coleclough & Massey's?
My wedding veil and headress came from there.
I also remember buying a "muff" from there when Dr Zhivago
coats were all the rage.

Posted by: ann-spam (3313)  Report abuse
I remember some of them .

Posted by: Weatherwax (312) Report abuse
I well remember Coleclough and Massey's. I also bought my Veil and Headress, from there, well My Parents did! I also got the headdresses and muffs for my bridesmaids. (December Wedding) The old Lady (Mrs Coleclough??) Sat near my Mother, making suggestions, and the other saleswomen ran around following her orders. My Bridesmaids were to wear Red Velvet, and she suggested that the remnants of the dresses could be brought in and used as the centers of the daisies making up the muffs. We did, and the results looked fabulous. That's what you call service.

Posted by: whups (3082)  Report abuse
has burtons shut down ? .

Posted by: busy bee (631) Report abuse
Do you remember dewhurst butchers. Peggy paiges. Bradmores ladies clothes.stylo shoe shop. Freeman hardy and Willis. Cavendish furniture shop.rumbelows

Posted by: spud1 (1724) Report abuse
Burtons is closed Whups.

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
Gone for a Burton, you might say.



..........I'l get mih coat!

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
WAS IT FIFTY SHILLINGD MENS SUITS OPPOSITE WHERE THE GENERAL O O WAS WALLGATE ,MIND YOU I AM GOING BACK, SHOWS MY AGE

FANCY GETTUNG A SUIT FIR 50 SHILLINGS

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
ELIZABETH

50/- IN 1950, IS THE EQUIVALENT OF AROUND 60 TODAY. SO YES, A CHEAP SUIT, BUT NOT AS CHEAP AS THE FIGURES MIGHT SUGGEST.

WOULD BE A WEEK'S WAGE FOR MANY, AND MANY WILL GET A BETTER BARGAIN SPENDING A WEEK'S WAGE ON A SUIT IN 2018.

Posted by: bentlegs (4257) Report abuse
John Collier In market place, cheap suits. Martins Bank.

Posted by: roylew (2947) Report abuse
The window to watch

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
Wasn't the John Collier window the one popular for performing the Harry Worth trick?

Posted by: kenee (2000) Report abuse

No that was Civic Stores, look on Youtube.

Posted by: kenee (2000) Report abuse
Found it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSbUrVzdT8Q&feature=related

0.57 sec.

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
It may well have been Civic Stores in the Harry Worth footage. I am asking about the popular location on Market Place, Wigan, where kids chose to perform the same display. I believe they did so, long before Mr Worth brought it to mass attention via the TV.

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
ADO YOU REMEMBER CONROYS MARKET ST , KINGS THE BUTCHERS WHAT ABOUT THE WOMAN ALL DRESSES UP AND USED TO SHAKE GER FIST CLUTCHING A UMBRELLA AT THE BUS DRIVERS ,HOW SHE NEVER GOT KNOCKED DOWN I WILL NEVER THEY SAID SHE HAD BEEN JILTED BY A BUS DRIVER

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
I do remember that Oxley's in Station Road had one of those pneumatic tube systems, whereby the sales assistant bundled your money into a canister that was propelled to the cashier, and you waited about ten minutes for your change and receipt to come back in the same manner. It used to make me jump, as it landed with such a loud thump!

Oddly enough, my local Tesco Superstore has the same system for dispatching the takings from the checkouts (emptying the tills!) But it is very discreet. You would never know it was there unless you saw it being used.

Posted by: linma (2437) Report abuse
So did Pendlebury's priscus.

Posted by: spud1 (1724) Report abuse
Pendleburys was bought by Debenhams in 1948.

Posted by: baker boy (14070) Report abuse
alexandra. had a suit from them fitted like a glove,lovely.

Posted by: roylew (2947) Report abuse
Rumbelows with the record store downstairs...Subway now

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
rememer WAS IT POOLES RNNING DOWN FROM STANDISGATE TO OPPOSITE TE RIC==3 PIECE SUITES BEDS KITCHEN UNITS OH ALL SORTS AND YPU CPULD CROSS THE ROAD AND GO IN A
ALL SO REMEMBER SAXONE SHOE SHOP NEXT TO THE BUS AND TRAM OFFICE

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse

POOLES WAS STATION ROAD. (OXLEYS, BEFORE IT BECAME OXLEYS)

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
FROM ELSEWHERE ON THE SITE

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
OH THANKS FOR THE LOVELY BUSSES

Posted by: whups (3082)  Report abuse
oh where to go now for a bespoke suit ? .

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
Had a gorgeous suit made for me by Coops in 1960's.

It was a 'House Job', ie near cost price. I think it was an offer they made to employees and their friends to keep production running when orders were slack.

Posted by: elizabeth (5427)  Report abuse
any one reme,ner VERONJCA ALMOND HAD A SHO IN SCHOLES TOP OF GREENOUGH ST SHE USED TO HAVE SOME LOVELY THINGS

 
 
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