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Market Arcade


Market (Little) Arcade
Photo: RON
Views: 3,361
Item #: 3688
Post card of a painting by local artist Harry Walder. Showing a view of the bottom end of the market arcade including the, Bottom, Legs of Man pub.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 6th July 2007 at 21:53

Lovely picture though the clothes seem a bit colourful.I can remember women wearing a shawl over their head or shoulders but they were always grey.

Comment by: RON on 6th July 2007 at 23:21

I think it's called astists licence? I don't think Sid Smith had a bookstall there in 1939?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 25th August 2008 at 19:59

Hey Ron,

You're right , It is artists license, but if you look at the bottom left of the postcard you'll see that the copyright is 'Smiths of Wigan' therefore Sid Smith was in the Little Arcade for a thousand years, mate. He was there when the Romans landed. Good ol' Sid.

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