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Mesnes Street, Wigan


Mesnes Street, 1985
Photo: Part of Syd and Trevor Smith's Archive
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Item #: 18992
Mesnes Street from the junction of New Market Street

Comment by: Standisher on 22nd November 2011 at 21:42

The pictures that have recently appeared on here from Syd and Trevors archive without doubt need making into a pictoral book of Wigan gone by. I for one would but it. Fantastic pictures chaps, more of the same please

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd November 2011 at 09:10

I remember when Oliver Somers was down at the other end of Mesnes Street; I got my Brownie uniform from there, and I wonder how many Wigan children wondered how Father Christmas managed to get down their chimney carrying a bike from Oliver Somers'?!

Comment by: Helen on 23rd November 2011 at 09:30

I agree Standisher. What a Treasure Trove these photos are, than you to the Smiths for sharing them for all to see.

Comment by: Al. C. on 24th November 2011 at 11:16

Think this was Tom Hughes old shop that Oliver Somers took over and they had the shop at the other end of Mesnes Street at the same time. Also remember the herbalist shop, used to go there to buy stuff for making ginger beer!

Comment by: Jennifer McMath (ne Somers) on 28th November 2011 at 19:37

fantastic picture which brings back many happy memories of my dad. Does anyone remember the michelin man that used to sit in the top window? He caused many people to look up - I wish I knew where he went

Comment by: Carol Littler on 10th April 2012 at 21:47

I had a Saturday job in Times Craft Centre on Mesnes Street in the 80's. I loved it there with Alan, Barbara, Anne, Joan, Kath & David. Happy memories.

Comment by: Derek Rudd on 9th December 2014 at 22:23

I too remember the michelin man that used hang on the front of the building. It's funny when you can still remember little things like that!

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