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Mesnes Street, Wigan


Oliver Somers on Mesnes Street Wigan. 1970s
Photo: Colin Harlow
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Item #: 21329
Remember the Raleigh Chopper seen here being reassembled for some lucky child in the 1970s.
The shop was a real aladdins cave.

Comment by: 1934granada on 19th August 2012 at 19:53

The gentleman on the left is a double of Barney Mckenna the tenor banjo player with the Dubliners.

Comment by: Bandit on 22nd August 2012 at 13:41

I think that is Phil {sniffer] Somers on the right, his garage looks something like that.

Comment by: Tony G on 23rd August 2012 at 18:18

Look at all those neat boxes on the top shelf: are they train sets? My memory going wild!!!! I had the third doll on the right. You had a brush handle up it's coat - yes!!! Though it was a big Christmas present, I never liked it!!!! It used to stare at me in my bedroom!!!! Years later, they have wrote horrror stories about the same thing. To conclude, I think I gave it to Carl, head of our gang. We used it as a head for Guy: it was burned!!!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 16th September 2012 at 21:30

The bikes havn`t changed much really.Wouldn`t like to do the stocktaking there.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 14th August 2017 at 09:09

Just seen this. I don't remember the chopper having cast wheels

Comment by: John Barbour on 7th August 2019 at 19:03

A long long time ago and it must have been just after WW2 I went into Oliver Summers with a 3 penny coin. "What can I buy with this?".....Do you know they gave me a stage knife !! the kind where the blade disappears into the kind always rememmber that !

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