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Library Street, Wigan

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New Pavilion Library Street
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 27793
Photograph of the NEW PAVILION Theater, Circus, Roller Skating Rink, and finally Cinema soon after it opened.

Comment by: Vb on 17th April 2016 at 17:31

I had completely forgotten about those buildings facing. Does anybody know what they were- or were they just ordinary houses. One looks to be three storey.

Comment by: Ken R on 18th April 2016 at 05:24

vb, I think one was a lawyers office.

Comment by: Mick on 18th April 2016 at 10:20

Vb, both the buildings in full view at the bottom of the street are three storey.
The partially concealed building to the right of them, behind the tramway gantry, is the Westwood Estates office. This is still standing, and is now Franco's restaurant.

Comment by: john brown on 18th April 2016 at 11:35

Not seen this one before. Great picture Ron.

Comment by: vb on 18th April 2016 at 13:04

Thankyou both - I only vaguely remember buildings a bit dilapidated in the sixties. It would stand to reason that there would be solicitor's offices there as the police station was just around the corner and the Mayor's Parlour was on that row as well I think.

Comment by: Cyril on 18th April 2016 at 14:32

There was a pawn brokers along there too, I remember the three brass balls sign hanging at the front.

Comment by: Albert. on 19th April 2016 at 15:18

Is the street running across the bottom, Rodney Street, or am I way off beam?.

Comment by: Alan H on 19th April 2016 at 16:18

You are spot on Albert. It is Rodney Street and the building was Pardey's Solicitors .

Comment by: Albert. on 20th April 2016 at 09:56

Cyril. There was a pawnbrokers in Little Chapel Lane. It ran parallel with Rodney Street, on the other side of the police station, and the borough treasurer's offices.

Comment by: Cyril on 20th April 2016 at 11:47

Thanks Albert, it must have been that one that I used to see.

Comment by: Christine Pardey on 8th February 2019 at 22:11

No, it was Pardey's Chartered Accountants

Comment by: Elizabeth Turton on 1st September 2021 at 22:45

It definitely was the office of L A
Pardey & Co. I worked there in the early sixties for a number of years.

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