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Market Arcade

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Sid Smiths Stall Market Arcade 1960's
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 17478
A picture showing Sid Smith at his newspaper stall in the Market Arcade i.e. Little Arcade

Comment by: dave b on 5th April 2011 at 17:22

i always knew it as the old arcade you learn something new everyday

Comment by: Tony Topping on 5th April 2011 at 18:44

The hours I spent here buying American comics as a kid, so much choice and so little money!

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th April 2011 at 18:56

I agree. I used to buy American comics too, sometimes off Hindley Market. These places had individuality and character. Wigan may as well be any town now.....they all tend to look the same these days. The old arcade was a delight.

Comment by: dave marsh on 6th April 2011 at 20:40

us young lads used to walk past Mr.Smiths slow enough to have a gander at the cover page of Spick and Span!

Comment by: Duncan on 7th April 2011 at 10:17

Remember the toy stall and another stall that sold religious medals, rosaries and similar stuff.

Comment by: Derek Bond on 7th April 2011 at 16:46

You're right daveb. I always knew it as the old arcade. Remember the man at the bottom with the scales? He always used to shout "try your weight now friends"

Comment by: Duncan on 9th April 2011 at 10:19

Nobody ever called it anything but the "old" arcade, When I found out the real name was Market Arcade a few years ago I was surprised.

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