Mesnes Street, Wigan16 Comments
Photo: Part of Syd and Trevor Smith's Archive
Item #: 19156
Nice one, if I have my story correct this building began life as a rather posh cafe, similar to the one in Makinson Arcade?
I just can't get my bearings here at all. What's here now?
If you walked along the road to the left of the picture you would face Smith,s book shop in Mesnes St.If you walk right you would go toward,s the Pacific Ocean Restaurant Market st
Just a guess, it's been so long, Would this have been Baillie's bakery and restaurant (Restaurant upstairs).
Got it. Thanks, Peter.
I dont think that you are right Peter, I think that the picture is taken from Smiths doorway...Market tavern wall on left of picture, market hall headstones upper right
John... I agree. This would mean the store next door to Warburton would be the cafe.
Ellen, you would have steen stood (roughley)in front of where Bailey's bakery was to take this picture though Bailey's was long gone when this was taken.
Dennis, there was the Don Cafe round the corner in Hope Street, it was later closed and absorbed into Warburton's premises if I remember rightly. It wasn't particularly posh though more like a snack bar. could you be thinking of the Roy Cafe which was a bit further along Hope Street where the entrance to B&M bargains is now, (back entrance old BHS shop).
D... you are right, it was The Roy Cafe, I have posted two photographs in Places.
john it would not be possible to see the apex of market hall from smiths doorway
also to the left of the picture was a church room at the top beat club, ribble bus office,whealan,s supermarket were i worked.
Peter , are your eyes not working ?? the market hall is plainly visilbe on the upper right of the picture...walking to the left would take you past the Market Tavern, still there , and on to the lights at the bottom of Standishgate/ Mesnes street
To Al c.Thanks for your comment,I can see it properly now.
To John. Thanks for pointing it out, the Market Hall is very clear now!
If you copy and paste this link into a browser, you will get a very rough idea of the direction the photographer was looking...
Also copy and paste this...
It is the archway on the left you can see in the above photograph.