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Dorning Street, Wigan


Coops, Dorning Street.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 1054
Coops, Dorning Street. Notice the two policemen outside the Crawford Street police station. Dave Marsh adds: The building on the extreme left was Gees School of Dancing for many, many years.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 29th March 2009 at 17:25

The building on the left, was at that time, the Railway Hotel

Comment by: Celia Fairhurst on 30th June 2009 at 12:17

I worked at Coops from 1956 to 1960, Mr Jackson was the Manager and he was a stickler for punctuallity and ruled with an iron fist. I worked on collar shaping and the girls on there were the best I have known. The Nurse there. sister Mc Dermott, she lived in Whelley. I used to cycle too and from work from Billinge and leave my bike in the area beneath the factory. The staff canteen was segrigated and Management had their own area. We used to go to the UCP for 3d of chips, free gravy and a glass of water for lunch, ah, those were the days

Comment by: linda pendlebury (nee massa) on 7th July 2010 at 19:05

My first job was at Platts Printers which was next door to Coops and my wage was £3 3s 0d (three guineas) a week. I later went to work at the Police Station in Crawford Street. That was the county constabulary and the borough was down King Street.

Comment by: David on 30th January 2012 at 10:33

Hello Celia, Do you remember Wilf Greenough who worked at Coops?

Comment by: steve blacburn on 28th December 2013 at 21:31

worked at coops from leaving school, 1974 to its close in 1992. take a lot of happy memories from their with me.

Comment by: Vincent Monks on 3rd November 2020 at 19:17

The tall building on the left was chalstons Carn Millers I was working there in 1968

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