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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 27th April, 2009)

Top of Town

Top of Town
Market Place at lunchtime. Photo taken in March.

Photo: Dave Marsh  (Canon EOS 400D)
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Comment by: Ron D on 27th April 2009 at 09:37

A record photograph with pictorial merit .Nice. I used to live in a town called Wigan. Can't find it any more.

Comment by: A Parr Aussie on 27th April 2009 at 11:03

Good photo. Only thing missing is the bobby on point duty.That was a long time ago,about forty yrs, or more

Comment by: Eric Turner on 27th April 2009 at 15:13

I was learning to drive an old bread van,I had loaded some sacks of Hovis flour at Wigan Pier(Canal)and the Bobbie on point duty at Library Street stopped me. When he waived me on, I wasn't in gear and the van rolled back into a Wigan bus, no damage done and the Bobbie stood with his hands on his hips as I crawled past him into Library Street. This was in 1944. E.T.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 27th April 2009 at 16:06

It's funny how some images from the past remain with us forever,what a rotten job it must have been on point duty.Thanks for your comments.

Comment by: Jenna Jonteaux-McClay on 23rd May 2009 at 17:50

I dream of having one at Moon under the Water....one day I'll make it there.

Comment by: philip eatock on 17th June 2013 at 10:29

my dad used to do point duty in the center of Wigan, in the 50,s 60,s his name was Wilf Eatock.

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