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Market Arcade

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The Market (Little) Arcade
Photo: Dennis Miller
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Item #: 10275
Taken from the Market Place end. Maybe late 60's?

Comment by: Pat van Vliet on 1st April 2009 at 12:26

It had character, its own charm, like no other place.

Comment by: janet on 1st April 2009 at 13:30

As Pat said, with it's 'Charm and Character',Wigan was like no other place. I used to love that Little Arcade, all the Arcades and the Market, now all that is gone and Wigan could be anyplace. So sad !!

Comment by: Peter Mason on 1st April 2009 at 18:50

Great photos Dennis. Takes me back to my young days (a long time ago)
Keep sending them in

Comment by: Peter Mason on 1st April 2009 at 18:51

I can still hear the weighman at the bottom and see Syd Smith at his stall.

Comment by: keith pennington on 1st April 2009 at 19:23

i agree, wigan was a wonderful town with plenty of character.thats the legs of man on the left,and there used to be a man with a mechanical weighing machine at the side of the pub .great photo cheers.

Comment by: Barbara Dempsey on 1st April 2009 at 22:15

Gorner's Cafe at the bottom. I can smell their dinners now!!!Great photo bringing back lots of memories.

Comment by: c.cunningham on 2nd April 2009 at 11:01

Barbara, still wondering if you were Barbara Kent who worked at Taylors Bridge.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd April 2009 at 13:00

there was a shop in the arcade that sold strings of toffee-bags and my mam used to buy me some of the three-cornered ones to play "shops" with.....they also sold LOOSE FIREWORKS in the autumn from a box outside the door...can you imagine that being allowed today?!

Comment by: Bob Aspey on 3rd April 2009 at 19:55

I'm not surprised you remember the Little Arcade Peter, I would have thought you were old enough to remember the Titanic going down !...naughty Robert !

Comment by: Bob Aspey on 4th April 2009 at 00:44

Peter, you have forgotten the smell of Syd Smith's cigars..................memories !

Comment by: vic on 6th April 2009 at 12:09

where in market place was this arcade? and what is there today?

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 6th April 2009 at 16:17

The Market Place entrance was roughly where the entrance to The Marketgate Arcade Shopping Centre stands now. It ran down to Woodcock Street and came out pretty much where Specsavers is now.

Comment by: maureen bennett on 7th April 2010 at 18:10

i used to work at gorners cafe good old days

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