I hate the "top of town" phrase. Is it considered trendy? This area has a proper name, why not use it?
I like the picture though.
Comment by Gary Leece on 23rd January 2017 at 09:04
The Halifax used to be Boots in the sixties - and no cobbles.
Comment by irene roberts on 23rd January 2017 at 10:02
There are some beautiful buildings in Wigan if you look up at them....we tend to keep our eyes at shop-door level!
Comment by walt(north yorks) on 23rd January 2017 at 11:13
Good photo showing three different type of buildings, left a modern-ish type, on the right mock Tudor probably from early 1900s but central is the typical Wigan that we all know and love from the early 1800s I would have thought, any accurate dates anyone ??.
Comment by Maurice on 23rd January 2017 at 11:58
I remember a plumbers merchant shop at the side of where Boots would have been,it's a very clear photo Jane,saying it's off a phone.
Comment by Cyril on 23rd January 2017 at 12:28
Maurice, the shop was Bolton's.
Anne, at one time it was known as Woolies corner.
Comment by Maurice on 23rd January 2017 at 12:48
That's it Cyril,I think they moved to the Robin Park centre.
Comment by Anne on 23rd January 2017 at 14:07
Cyril....I do remember arranging to meet friends outside Woolies but didn't ever call it Woolies corner. I also remember meeting friends at Batty's corner.
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