Mesnes Street, Wigan12 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 26996
This shop then became Rumbelows t.v. and radio shop.
I love all these photos Ron..thank you very much.
Before it was Rumbelows, it was Bulloughs, which also sold Televisions, Radios and such like, in the basement there was the Record Department and in between the ground and first floor, there was a landing on the stairs, which the staff became convinced was 'haunted' because several people dropped dead on that landing.
What date is this newspaper cutting Ron?
I think the date was in the late 1950's I will have to check
Can anyone recollect the,(I believe it was a drapery shop,) opposite Powell Street. A very kind and gentle lady was the proprietress. When, on completion of seeing the school children across the road at this very busy junction, she would have a cup of tea ready for you, plus a piece of cake. Much welcome, especially on a cold winter's day.
A.W. the closure date must have been 1959 or after as my late sister started her first job there after leaving school in 1959. I can't remember for how long she stayed in that job.
My late wife Edna started work there when she left school at 14. She left when she was pregnant with our eldest son who is now 60.She was in charge of the jewellery section. Cowan's had a large selection of china tea services. They sold a lot of these to the American forces based at Burtonwood.
It was Farnworths the jewellers in the early 1900
The cutting is dated 9/4/62