Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 11th November, 2009)
New pie shop ;)
Hmmm.. pies.. Never had a Galloways. Must check them out Friday :)
Mmmm... Pie :-)
Their chicken and sweetcorn pasties are very tasty and a nice change from the usual.
They have three shops in the town centre. Is it a coup lol.
Wigan is becoming full of Betting shops/Food outlets !
GALLOWAYS PIES ARE VERY GOOD...THE MINCED STEAK IS TO DIE FOR!!!
Was trying to place this pic. Just now noticed what I believe to be a sign pointing to the Wiend, so that's my answer! So-- another question from a 40-plus year ex-pat, can anyone enlighten me about the origin and meaning of the word Mesnes? I grew up in Holland Moor,and would have known the word for most of my life, but never thought of questioning it until a few days ago; now it's "bugging" me!
galloways pies are rubbish-Hollands pies R best
Ellen,the word Mesnes or 'the mesnes' comes from the French demesne, meaning land adjoining an important building,eg hall,manor, rectory etc.
Jazz.Thats why Galloways have 20 or more shops in and around the Wigan area.A Wiganer knows a good pie lad!! Sounds to me like you come from Haslingden[the home of Hollands bakery]
wigan actually.where is Haslington?
Only joking Jazz,it's in east Lancs.
POOLES PIES ARE ON TELE NOW....BUT I STILL ENJOY GALLOWAYS...HOLLANDS PIES ARE NOT AS GOOD AS THEY USED TO BE..
When i go to the chip shop i can get a hollands pie with my chips, but if i go to galloways i can only grt pie. not daft?
Roy, Thanks for the help;I should have made the connection, as a formerly bilingual person; I suppose I am really getting old if not yet senile!
anyone remember Laces pie shop in standishgate? best pies i ever tasted..closely followed by heatons..in my opinion no pies in wigan these days comes close.
The best M&P pies came from VOSES opposite Mark williams in standishgate in the 50`s Mmmmmm I can still taste them !!
Voses was a top pie shop especially the cow heel pies , but in the 60s the best pies in town were from Watkins in Mesnes st, Greens butchers out of old market supplied them with top quality meat .