Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Wigan Album

Market Square

7 Comments

Market Sq - Wigan Fair 1960s?
Photo: JohnAlan
Views: 3,455
Item #: 21953
Looks like part of a fair stall plus a bingo stall but located next to / part of the fruit and veg market? Maybe prior to the fair being buit up or as it is being taken down? Anyone an idea of what is happening?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th November 2012 at 18:02

Looks like the fair coming down and the stall holder taking advantage of the space. Of course the stall holders missed out on their spots when the fair was happening. Cheers!!!

Comment by: Albert. on 18th November 2012 at 19:34

Seems more logical that the fair equipment is being dismantled, to go off to another location. The stall holders' are making an early start for what they hope to be a busy money making day. It was always a splendid market. Owen Owen was a very well known fruit & veg; wholesalers.

Comment by: Jarvo on 19th November 2012 at 10:24

Looking at the sun's light and the general atmosphere, I would say that is cerainly the end of the May fair...

Comment by: Jarvo on 19th November 2012 at 12:12

CERTAINLY it is...

Comment by: GeorgB on 19th November 2012 at 12:34

Great photo, brings back the memories

Comment by: Tom Clancy on 19th November 2012 at 16:33

Notice the council Bin Truck fitted with the Palidin Bin lift.Patented by Walker Brothers,and made at Pagefield Works Wigan.Notice the Binman stood on top of the Bin reaching in the back of the truck.would not be allowed today.Health & Safety.

Comment by: Keith Moore on 21st November 2012 at 15:24

I would agree with the date 1960"ish. The vehicle at the front of the first lorry on the left is a thames van. These had bad front suspensions and used to bounce along the road.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.