Frank Orrell Photography
All these books are available at Rydings news stall in Wigan market hall. They’re not yet available online, but anyone interested can phone 01257 255431 or email email@example.com (Facebook)
Started: 13th Sep 2020 at 11:52
Frank’s Facebook page is well worth a look! It’s a growing treasure trove of local photos.
Frank Orrell Photography
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 11:57
If anybody fancies a ride out into the countryside and some fresh air, these books are available at the Physio & Foot Surgery 18 Broad O'th' Lane Shevington,
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 12:21
They are a bit pricey
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 12:57
Free on Facebook.
Foot shot there me thinks.
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 13:13
I used to wait for books like that to turn up in the 'Book Clearance Centre' which used to be in Marketgate (The Wigan Centre Arcade) it was there for years, and it was me favourite shop
Long gone now
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 13:30
Frank’s recently added 100 photos to his Facebook album:
Well worth taking a look
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 09:50
The lad must be getting on a bit.
A lot of his photos are older than Adam good stuff though
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 13:41
I think Frank posted where the older photos come from, I-Spy, but I can’t find it now.
His own photos are from his career in local press photography of over 40 years - no mean feat.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 13:59
The observer and the post have had some excellent photographers over the years but strangely I don't recall any camera women ..
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 15:58
Jo anne - Rydings book stall. Frank Ryding was my dad's cousin. He originally worked at Smith's bookstall in the old arcade. When Smith's moved to Market Street, Frank was offered the job as manager, but he chose to open up is own stall in the market. Sadly deceased now - he was a very nice guy.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 17:13
Frank was a top bloke. Always wrapped up my paper to go in the bag
Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 20:27
I have just been browsing the photo's on ( industry ) and to to say they are brilliant is an understatement they are miraculous congratulation to the gent concerned . well done FRANK ORRELL.
Replied: 6th Jan 2021 at 15:56
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There’s a great interview with Frank Orrell in the latest Local Life Wigan magazine - free to read online.
Life through the lens
By Nicola Gray - Link (p.14 - 17)
Replied: 20th Jan 2021 at 20:36
Bought volume one and two plus Wigan at leisure from Rydings stall. Really enjoy looking at old photos as well as reading Geoff Shryanes tales of Wigan.
Replied: 16th Feb 2021 at 21:23
I sympathize with Frank's Facebook plea but it's difficult to police the millions of photos on the web because the original photographer isn't always known so can't be credited.
I'm not even sure you can still order copies from the local papers except for those currently being used on their nostalgia pages.
Replied: 19th Feb 2021 at 12:21
Meet the photographer with Frank Orrell
At The Museum of Wigan Life
Sat 4th Dec 2021, 1pm - 2pm
Join Frank for this fascinating illustrated event as he talks about his time spent photographing rugby league.
The event is part of the programme for the new free rugby league exhibition 'gerrumonside! the passion of rugby league past present and future' which begins when the Museum reopens from Sat 27th Nov.
Opening times will be Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm
Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 09:22