Photo-a-Day (Monday, 7th January, 2008)
Photo: Dave Marsh (Fuji Finepix S5700)
This his a magnificent photo ,also a well known part of WIGAN.
the last orders should be re named THE STAR WARS BAR
What bank did the betting shop used to be
Hi Tusker,I was 13 in 1955 when I opened my first account there at Barclays.The manager wasn't very helpfull and didn't realy want my business unlike today when they hand out credit cards like confetti.In my experience the banks have less scruples than the betting shops.
dave ! never thought you were that old !!! i thought i was old !!! yer wearin well !!!
ive not been bk to wigan for 5 years but looking at this pic brings bk so many memories of my nights out . Especially the bees knees, why did they change the name?
I'm quite sure that the Tote was the Yorkshire Bank.
I Thought it was the Westminster Bank I know you dont see those about these days but I am talking about the 1947 era
Wasn't the bank Barclays?
In the late 50's the bank was Barclays. I used to collect the cash used to make up the wages for the girls at Jones and Park childrens clothing manufactures across the road. The factory was situated between Rowbottom Square and Bretherton Row.The offices were above Lewis's cafe and Wildings Stationary.
GOOD PUB WAS
the church in the photo was where i firstgot married in 1961, and the last building on the left was where my son used to work i think it was called the bees knees