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Whelan's
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Newspaper cutting. "Dave Whelan's Discount Store in Wigan town centre attracted a large crowd." 1960's??

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th March 2012 at 18:31

I would say very early sixties going off the clothes and handbags.

Comment by: Janet on 6th March 2012 at 15:11

In the sixties I thought we all looked young and modern... looking back, especially in the 40s and 50s, we look like we lived in the dark ages lol.... Having said that, we all looked decent, not walking around in Pjs, pants hanging off bums, we wore clothes that fit, hair that was combed and proper shoes..People had pride back then, something that is lacking in so many these days..

Comment by: Kenee on 6th March 2012 at 19:01

I can't remember exactly when Whelan's opened but it wasn't before 1968.

Comment by: micky east on 6th March 2012 at 23:14

janet
you are so right,was going to bryn down poolstock lane near tesco's express when she dawdles across the road in a nightie and dressing gown fag in mouth causing me to brake cos shes half asleep.awful

Comment by: kam on 7th March 2012 at 19:54

think this was a morrisons later on, about 1974 or 75

Comment by: JohnAlan on 21st March 2012 at 14:25

Remeber it well we used to park the car on the market hall car park facing the store while we did our weekly shop. In the mid 70s we bought a convector heater from Whelan's and we still use it! Upstairs was the "Room At The Top" in the early 60s but not sure how long it lasted. Anyone any photos???

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd May 2019 at 08:06

I would say 1968 I remember the fashions very well. People still dressed up to go shopping! I remember going in the store when first married in 1969.

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