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Greenough Street, Wigan

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Leylands shoe shop
Photo: RON HUNT
Views: 1,948
Item #: 30327
This is already on the site under Scholes. Keith Bowen has just enhanced it and so I thought I would put it on under Greenough Street where I should have put the original photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd March 2018 at 20:07

I haven't see it before....wonderful! This must bring back so many memories for the people who knew the area.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd March 2018 at 21:55

I put a message on the original photo a few years ago. I am sure that lady was a teacher at St Pats by the name of Miss Holland. She came from Standish so would have walked up Greenough St to get to the school.

Comment by: tom on 23rd March 2018 at 13:43

I got my first pair of football boots from that shop about 1950.Next door became mittons chippy.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 23rd March 2018 at 16:45

The shoe shop was taken over by the Isherwood family . Lawrence ( of artist fame ) ran this one , he would display his painting in the windows .
I rember he once had a portrait of Princess Margaret topless , that caused a commotion I can tell you !

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd March 2018 at 19:23

Ooooh I never saw that one Tom and I always walked down Greenough St on Saturdays! I remember the old woman in a shawl and I think there was a painting of a pitman' in the window alongside the dust and cobwebs. I do remember Mittons chip shop and Leneghans across the road and Dr Johnson's surgery.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th March 2018 at 14:29

We used to live just around the corner on Warrington Lane,but well after this shop was there,wish I had lived there and know what I know now re-the price that his paintings are now bringing..I have one of his prints,but that's all it is..a print.his Brother Gordon had the shoe shop in Wallgate and was the nicest man you could hope to meet.

Comment by: Ed on 25th March 2018 at 23:54

I remember lawrence isherwood with is vandyke beard and is sandels on,i also remember the painting of the old lady with the shawl it wasa a portrait of is mother done in oils,anyone who as that painting now it will be worth a fortune.

Comment by: Ed on 25th March 2018 at 23:59

Would anyone like to tell me the make of the cars reflextion in the window.

Comment by: Carolaen on 27th March 2018 at 10:33

Maureen. Gordon's son Clive had the shoe shop on Darlington Street East. I was at school with him in the 1960's. Another great bloke !

Comment by: Maureen on 27th March 2018 at 19:47

Thank you for that Carolaen.

Comment by: Maureen on 27th March 2018 at 20:20

Thank you for that Carolaen.

Comment by: Ben on 28th March 2018 at 15:45

Interesting to see the name "Leyland" Est 1887 on the photo. In 1939 at 151 Wigan Lane, we have a Sarah C Leyland aged 72 in the same household as Gordon L Isherwood aged 20, a Shoemaker, also Harry L Isherwood (B.1887 )married and a Shoemaker & shop manager. Lily Isherwood, (B.1892) Harry's wife and James L Isherwood, aged 22, General Clerk seeking work - the home is described as the "Leyland Household" so Sarah is the householder and a widow.

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