A lot of plastic on view in our 'Victorian Quarter' Unusual view of Little Hallgate, taken from the top of Big Hallgate. Thanks Tom.
Comment by Mick on 14th July 2018 at 06:33
I wonder who that taxi is picking up
Comment by Veronica on 14th July 2018 at 07:50
An original little street that still retains the old shop buildings that I tend to forget about. Really it should be treasured and enhanced for it's historical character along with the street with The Grand and any other neighbouring streets. How pleasing that would be! I suppose it's just a pipe - dream though!
Comment by Veronica on 14th July 2018 at 08:21
ps. I'm sure a time will come when folk will grow bored with ordering stuff from th'internet and real shops will thrive again - at least I hope so! People can be so fickle anyway.....
Comment by A.W. on 14th July 2018 at 10:11
One of Wigan's oldest streets has so far managed to retain a little character.
Comment by Dave on 14th July 2018 at 18:48
Wouldn’t it be special if we had streets like this lined with small shops, throughout Wigan. Shoe repairs one shop , a cafe the next , a barbers the next , a flower shop etc .
Instead of running with the pack of modernisation? We should be creating a vibrant little Wigan of small shops , that is not
just economics , but creates values to hold onto, and creates a place the younger generation want to value and hold onto as well. I remember my Wigan .. what will be their Wigan?
Wigan is becoming an increasingly shallow soup when we already had the ingredients. The more streets of small shops we create , the more Wigganers will bind , the more Wigan will grow . Let’s look inward first Wigganers not outward ...for now !
Again , just my opinion. Thanks Thomas
Comment by DTease on 14th July 2018 at 19:50
Which country’s food is the Crofters selling these days? It seems to have been all round the world since it ceased to be a Pub!
Comment by Helen of Troy on 15th July 2018 at 16:14
I posted a pic on Album / People/Bradshaws of my Granny & Grandpa Bradshaw outside the pie shop they had in Hallgate...the bigger building next door could have been Bay...Hotel ? Would anyone know if that was correct...the pic was taken a long time ago.
Comment by irene roberts on 15th July 2018 at 19:02
Rickard's cobblers shop is of the old school.....a shop from childhood....not posh but full of character and good, old-fashioned service. Long may it serve Wigan.
Comment by Fred Foster on 16th July 2018 at 12:18
Yes Helen it was the Bay Horse, we used to watch the draymen putting barrels into the cellar there
Comment by Wendy on 29th July 2018 at 13:14
I went in the shoe repairers to have another hole punched in a belt, when I asked what's the charge, he said holes were free on Tuesday's ...
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