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Postcard 1930's
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33412
Yet another photograph of Wallgate c.1930's

Comment by: Ray on 16th November 2021 at 16:40

Another great picture Ron. The horse and cart on parcel delivery work
belongs to L.M.S., the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company.
The L.M.S. driver appears to be going to Jackson& Smith with a parcel.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th November 2021 at 17:23

A town to be proud of in those days. The buildings look spick and span, much cleaner streets in the town centre too. Where did it all go wrong!?

Comment by: Maureen on 16th November 2021 at 18:32

This shot reminds me of the time when my Dad worked for the G PO and had parked his car just outside where the man is walking to the right hand side of that car..my Mam was walking past ..she was full of divilment and wrote a note ..put it under his windscreen reading..."Come home Jim all is forgiven ".

Comment by: Elizabeth on 16th November 2021 at 19:55

Your Mam sounds like she enjoyed a joke,Maureen,I think your Mike must have inherited her sense of humour.

Comment by: Maureen on 16th November 2021 at 20:50

Yes Elizabeth,he was like my Mam in lots of ways.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 16th November 2021 at 22:40

Veronica - obviously when we got rid of the horses. Though I think the streets might not have been all that spick and span in those days....
Rose-tinted glasses? But not smelling much of roses....

Comment by: Edna on 17th November 2021 at 09:12

Maureen, I love this about your mam, they all seemed to have a good sense of humour, saying they had come through a war.My dad was the same..Thanks Ron for these wonderful photos of the past.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th November 2021 at 09:15

I recall the town centre cleaned very often Rev, manually with those men who had a trolley and there was a lid on top, also a big brush attached. Mind you that's going back. I know the outdoor Market was a very untidy area but that was only to be expected. It was probably healthier with the horse droppings, but then the smoke from the chimneys and fumes from the cars cancelled that out.

Comment by: Maureen on 17th November 2021 at 09:57

Thank you Edna,she certainly was ...as they call it a 'Rum un' and so was my Brother...I could tell some tales about him.lol

Comment by: Jay Cee on 19th November 2021 at 11:48

Rev. your comments to Veronica yet again are negative, if you are an old Wiganer what you think would be justified but if you are not what you think didn't count

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