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Market Place, Wigan


Market Place
Photo: Veronica B
Views: 1,228
Item #: 33249
The year of 1861 in the old Market Place

Comment by: Rev David Long on 18th August 2021 at 19:18

Looks like the two groups in the centre are squaring up for a fight.... Nothing changes..., except the background.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th August 2021 at 20:27

The difference is those poor blighters had no education and had to work hard for every penny they could. No benefits then - only the Workhouse I suppose. Actually they look like they're shaking hands, perhaps the Marquis of Queensbury rules were applied. The audience look interested anyway.

Comment by: Edna on 18th August 2021 at 21:56

My goodness Veronica you have some very old photos. Very interesting, Thank you for sharing. xx

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 19th August 2021 at 07:31

Edna, I was going to make exactly the same comment.

Wigan has changed much since 1861....for the better in condtions for folk but its lost its character completely. Shame.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th August 2021 at 10:59

I realised after I put it on that its already on from a few years ago. I have another really old one but I must check first to see if it's on, it probably is.

Comment by: Jay Cee on 19th August 2021 at 17:04

Rev David Long. After reading quite a few of your negative comments on old Wigan and Wiganers I would like to ask are you a Wiganer

Comment by: Arthur on 19th August 2021 at 19:52

Rev Long is not at all making negative comments, he's right.

Comment by: Jay Cee on 19th August 2021 at 20:35

Arthur. in his mind and yours it do nt mean you are

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