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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 16th June, 2012)


Shops in Shevington.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Mick on 16th June 2012 at 00:02

Looks like a Sunday morning.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th June 2012 at 03:41

Not very far from where I live, Tom. Years ago, when metrication started, I went in this hardware shop for 4 wood screws but had to buy 5 !! He got them out of a box of 100 !! Quite a few years ago, Chadwick`s butcher`s had a shop in this row.
Is there any particular reason, Tom, for taking this photo?

Comment by: peterp on 16th June 2012 at 06:40

another ghost town except for red van parked FULLY on The FOOTPATH

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 16th June 2012 at 06:52

Red van illegaly parked - double yellow line restriction extends to the shop frontage
Now accepted as one of the roughest areas in the borough
Olympic torch was kept well away from here

Comment by: alan on 16th June 2012 at 07:12

Ihope that van gets a ticket ,no thought for blind persons.but then again its the norm these days parking on pavement.

Comment by: aitch on 16th June 2012 at 09:50

how do they get away with that sort of parking, and although I dont know Shevington very well, is not the Plough just out of picture on the right ??

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th June 2012 at 10:46

Whelley Wayne

"Now accepted as one of roughest areas in the borough."

You`ve got to be joking.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 16th June 2012 at 11:13

Earnest ,no particular reason for taking this
Photograph ,other than,I think it's interesting to see all aspects of our Brough,town,nature,
countryside,activities ,etc.,all go to making Wigan what it is,a rich tapestry .Incidentally,
going back to your screws,had you gone to one of the large out of town stores,you probably would have had to buy a pack of 20
It's important that we support our independent shops,otherwise,as in the case of Chadwicks,we lose them..Regards.

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 16th June 2012 at 11:51

Apart from food, you can get almost anything at Bewleys and there's always a friendly helpful service as well.
Incidentally,I can't see where Whelley Wayne is coming from when he says it is "now accepted as one of the roughest areas in the borough" This is simply nonsense. Just a few yards up from Bewleys there are some lovely terraced cottages and a small park across the road. Further down the road there are several well kept shops and no dereliction at all. I think Shevington is a nice little community and I don't even live there so my opinion is not biased at all.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th June 2012 at 13:10

Well said Margaret Wall, whereabouts do you live?
I was born in Wigan and have spent 54 of my 84 years in Shevington.

Comment by: Mick on 16th June 2012 at 14:06

Red van thats parked up belongs to the shop owner and is there to keep out the burglars who travel up the Crooke fields from the three large Pemberton council estates in the dead of the night.

Comment by: Mick on 16th June 2012 at 14:19

Yes Aitch the Plough is just out of picture on the right.

Comment by: Mick on 16th June 2012 at 14:23

Hey Ernest do you remember all of the families who used to live in those houses ?

Comment by: Gary on 16th June 2012 at 15:19

Newtown rough? Nowt wrong with the place and I should know, I've lived here for 50 years. Must be getting us mixed up with Newton?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th June 2012 at 16:18

That`s right you tell them Mick, four people`s comments had it all wrong about the van.
Don`t remember those families.
Gary, Explain yourself, where does Newtown feature? Whelley Wayne is referring to Shevington.

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 16th June 2012 at 16:23

Hello Ernest. I live in Appley Bridge, which is about a mile and a half away from Shevington but I use your local shops quite a bit. Like I said before, it's a nice little community.

Comment by: Harold B on 16th June 2012 at 17:00

If you had taken a photo of the rest of the street you would have seen all the Jubilee decorations and bunting all over the street.

Comment by: Jimmy on 16th June 2012 at 17:33

He needs a bigger van than that to keep the burglars out Mick, theres a great big window behind it.

Comment by: Billy Bob on 16th June 2012 at 18:48

I dont live in shevington or whelley but if i had the choice, whelley would be at the bottom of the list

Comment by: bill7 on 16th June 2012 at 19:51

I was born and bred in whelley in 1942 , live in Aspull now ,couldn't get me back to whelley with a pull lift

Comment by: Roy on 16th June 2012 at 21:28

It might just interest you all but the van parked on the pavement may be within the law, as in a lot of cases the immediate land in front of the shop is sometimes owned by the shop owner, look at the two different surfaces, flagged where the van is parked and the remainder is tarmacked. I would have thought if it was all council land it would all have had the same surface. I know that this is definately the case on a part of High St in Standish.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th June 2012 at 22:00

There`s a photo, taken by Dave Marsh in March 2004, in Album, New Gallery, Shevington (middle row,second from left on first page) showing this row of shops, taken from a slightly different angle to that of Tom`s.

Comment by: dirty harry on 16th June 2012 at 22:01

another load of clap trap comments "look if the red van wants to park near the shop let him its there to stop ram raiders the guy is only looking out for his business and as for living in whelley why are you biggots taring us all with the same brush.you make me sick the lot of you lol

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th June 2012 at 22:09

Roy, Dave Marsh`s photo I`ve mentioned in my previous comment, shows more of the pavement than does Tom`s. I reckon the van is parked legally.

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 16th June 2012 at 22:55

Roy - you talk a load of boccoxks
the parking restriction depicted on the road extends up to the shop frontage
and bill7 - how can you be 'born and bred' in one year?
Shevvy?...a rich mans Platt Bridge

Comment by: Aldi shopper. on 16th June 2012 at 23:41

What a sad looking mess. I think even council house shoppers would turn thier nose up at that mess lol.

Comment by: Roy on 17th June 2012 at 00:45

Whelley Wayne you dont know what you are talking about, i can prove that what i say is correct. On some footpaths the parking restriction DOES NOT extend to the building frontage, full stop!!! If i could put it in stronger language i would. I lived in Shevington for 30 years and i aint rich.

Comment by: Roy on 17th June 2012 at 01:11

Ernest,i,ve looked at Dave Marsh,s photo that you referred me to and it proves my point, Brian Bewley is displaying his wares on the flagged part of the pavement, if it wasn,t his land he wouldn,t be allowed to.

Comment by: Geoff on 17th June 2012 at 01:34

I,ve only just seen this 'discussion'. I am your favourite person, i issue parking tickets. Roy is definately correct, sometimes the land in front of a property is private and can be parked on regardless of any road markings.

Comment by: peterp on 17th June 2012 at 07:41

Even if the land at the front of the shop belongs to the shop there is no dropped kerb so who ever drove the van into this position had to drive over the footpath and kerb to get to where it is which is illegal

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 17th June 2012 at 09:23

There's a. Photograph on Album Old Gallery
Shevington, showing the area in 1948, the shops in those days were houses,with small
gardens,so the land immediately outside the
shops belongs each property,and is not maintained by the local council .What the legal position is regarding access to the land,
crossing the pavement ,signage or displays,
I couldn't hazard a guess.

Comment by: Jimmy on 17th June 2012 at 13:06

Whelley Wayne, Roy is correct, There are plenty of laces where the shops own the land in front of their premises, the chap at Newtown had about six cars clamped for no tax, but got the clamps removed free, because the cars were parked within the boundary of his own land.

Comment by: Gary on 17th June 2012 at 13:18

Whoops...I thought it was the shops near saddle junction. It looks very similar. That will teach me to read the text before I respond.

Comment by: Roy on 17th June 2012 at 13:41

Peterp, there is a dropped curb 10 yards to the left just off photo,i know this area well. There are still a lot of people driving over the curb to get to their parking spot outside or at the side of their house. Can you tell me of anyone who has been booked for doing that?

Comment by: Roy on 17th June 2012 at 13:53

Correct Thomas. Can i refer you to High St, Standish the premises between the Methodist Church and the traffic lights on the left coming from Wigan all thse have a private strip of land in front of them, one of them La Mama,s restaurant has built a raised outside dining area on their land, others have built walls, steps and ramps etc.

Comment by: Roy on 17th June 2012 at 14:22

I,ll tell you what, Bewley,s have had some good free advertising from this photo, almost 1000 viewings up to now.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th June 2012 at 21:32

Tom, I`ll bet you didn`t envisage that your photo would generate all these comments !!
Will you be taking any more photo`s with vehicles on the pavement? !!

Comment by: Gary on 18th June 2012 at 10:24

Have a wash Dirty Harry. Your comments may be worth reading if you 'come clean'

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