Photo: RON HUNT
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I know we have to move with the times but there is something endearing about how are old buildings were as for myself i miss the OLD ways and buildings ..
Alan. I don't know about the building but I certainly miss the old Mark Williams shop. Its been 50 years (Where does the time go ?) since I left living in Wigan but I still remember the taste of their mini pork pies with the jelly. Savoury Duck anyone ?
PS I googled the name and an entry came up for a small butchers shop in Ashton. is this the same company ?
Fascinating reading, so much interesting history in Wigan going back centuries if you care enough to look for it. Next time I'm in Wigan I will look up at the building and imagine the events that happened. From across the road of course. You never know I might see a ghost looking out of the window.
What a superb building The Roebuck was, a pity the ground floor was altered for Mark Williams, though the upper facade is still there. In the late 1960s when working at the Co-op I would walk past Mark Williams twice a day and there was a permanent smell drifting up to Standishgate from the alleyway to the abattoir, it was always gut wrenching but even more so in summer!