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Mesnes Street, Wigan


Oliver Somers on Mesnes Street Wigan. 1970s
Photo: Colin Harlow
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Item #: 21330
The front shop of Oliver Somers on Mesnes Street, Wigan.

Comment by: dh on 20th August 2012 at 19:09

the shop where my mum bought my first football kit ever at age 7 in 1974. Man Utd (when everybody else wwas buying liverpool)

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th August 2012 at 20:02

I got my Brownie Outfit from here.

Comment by: Al.C. on 21st August 2012 at 10:14

They used to have a sign on the side of the building, "Make Oliver Somers Your Target for Sports Goods" Only the word "target" was not used, it actually was a sign painted to look like an archery target.

Comment by: les on 21st August 2012 at 12:06

loved going in that shop as a kid so friendly ,like sherringtons on wallgate yes total different goods but same atmosphere, tim mac has gun shop in standish his shop felt the same last time i called in

Comment by: Keith on 22nd August 2012 at 13:31

It was one of the few places to get catty elacky from.

Comment by: Tony G on 23rd August 2012 at 18:10

Yes Al, I do remember the bullseye thing. As you walked down Crompton St, it was in your face!!!! Many happy memories walking to school!!!!

Comment by: Barry Stewart on 15th May 2017 at 17:48

Just bought a Raleigh Corsa in Newquay with a Oliver Somers
Of Wigan badge on it.

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