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Somewhere in Wigan.
Photo: Ozymandias.
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Item #: 27393
Circa 86/7 . I thought it was Market St. at first but it's more likely Mesnes St.

Comment by: dannyboy1948 on 7th January 2016 at 15:29

It looks very much like Mesnes ST.The car park was adjacent to what was Whelans.

Comment by: A.W. on 7th January 2016 at 15:32

It's the end of Mesnes Street, these shops were demolished in the mid 80's when the ring road was built.

Comment by: Pete Schofield on 7th January 2016 at 15:51

Yes definitely New Market Street end of Mesnes Street. Grimshaw and Cunliffe's dairy used to stand on where that car park is shown. When I was in the Poluce this junction was known by that name.

Comment by: AB on 7th January 2016 at 20:19

Pete, Grimshaw and Culshaws , I think was the name. In the 40.s They delivered with 4 wheeled horse drawn carts' quite a number of them.

Comment by: john brown on 9th January 2016 at 15:13

Does anyone remember a mitchelin-man figure that used to be perched on one of these shop fronts (I think it was Oliver Somers')?

Comment by: Bob on 10th January 2016 at 11:14

Everything to the left of the white drainpipe was pulled down, the rest is still there

Comment by: Carolaen on 10th January 2016 at 13:17

Didn't the Oliver Somers Cycle shop used to be Tome Hughes = of the Autumn Tints Cycling Club fame ?

Comment by: F.C. on 19th January 2016 at 13:46

It looks like Stan Somers bike shop,his brother Walter had the sports shop at the other end of the same road.Stan moved from a shop on Market St to there in the 60s or early 70s.

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