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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 26th December, 2013)

Cone


Cone
Christmas cone between Makinson's Arcade and The Galleries in Wigan town centre.

Photo: Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Ellen on 26th December 2013 at 00:29

So ....this must be the other end of the Arcade than (or do I mean to?) last weeks's picture??-Sorry about that; I'm a little foggy-headed after a magnificent Christmas Dinner!!
....I didn't get around to Christmas wishes for all Wiganworlders, I plead rapidly advancing age. Soooo, I will wish everyone a happy, prosperous and most of all peaceful New Year.

Comment by: Ken R on 26th December 2013 at 01:35

Yes, OK, I do recognise this lower end of the Arcade, that store on the right was originally Makinson Tea and Coffee. Thank You.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 26th December 2013 at 01:39

Another lovely shot Brian....
Ellen all the best to you and yours for the New year......Cheers!!!

Comment by: Derek Platt on 26th December 2013 at 03:57

Nice photo Brian, however not many shoppers. When was this taken. Also humongous apologies to all my relatives who visit wiganworld for not commenting on Aspull Methodist Church on the 23rd. It was because of my generous donations that the extension was built.

Comment by: joe graney on 26th December 2013 at 05:54

pound bakery who owns that business?

Comment by: peterp on 26th December 2013 at 09:14

For Britboy this is where Thorntons chocolates shop is to the right of the entrance has you go into mack's arcade

Comment by: Garry on 26th December 2013 at 09:50

Sounds like you've still not recovered, Ellen, can't make any sence from you comment. Nice one Brian, lovely tree.

Comment by: peterp on 26th December 2013 at 11:18

Joe pound bakery is/was Hampsons

Comment by: Harry C. on 26th December 2013 at 11:18

Looks very quiet Brian when was this taken?

Comment by: maggie on 26th December 2013 at 11:21

How great to see one of the wonderful red brick buildings that were so characteristic of Wigan. Are there many surviving? They seem to keep their colour well as well.

Comment by: Tony Haslam on 26th December 2013 at 11:29

I believe pound bakery is owned by Sayers.

Comment by: Joe M on 26th December 2013 at 12:08

This shop was also Mark Williams butchers for quite a few years,

Comment by: Maureen on 26th December 2013 at 13:35

Ellen,you're not foggy headed at all,it is indeed the other end of last weeks shot,this is the market end..and in my teens the pound bakery used to be a shop where I bought plenty of my blouses ,I've forgotten what it was called though..can anyone help please.

Comment by: britboy on 26th December 2013 at 14:24

Thanks PeterP, I'd realised my mistake with not recognising which end I was looking at, to many years across the pond.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 26th December 2013 at 14:25

Better late than never....Hope you all had a good christmas day.Happy new year to brian and all his contributors.
Extra happy new year to our Lizzie down under xx

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th December 2013 at 15:08

For those who don`t use or wish to use Google see :-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayers_(bakery)
Brian; If you send a copy of this photo to them, you may get some free eats!
They also have a shop in Wigan Market Place right near to where the underground toilets used to be.
I`ve purchased their products and can reccomend them.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 26th December 2013 at 15:26

Maureen, the shop you mention was Grafton
House , my sister was a Saturday girl there in the 1950s.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th December 2013 at 17:14

Thank you Tom..you never know,she might have served me...memories of the good times eh!

Comment by: Ellen on 26th December 2013 at 19:27

Maureen, I thank you for your kind comment; I'm glad that at least one person other than Garry caught my drift!
..Garry, hope you never succumb to the dreaded foggy headedness; it comes and goes as I age!

Comment by: Anne on 26th December 2013 at 19:52

Maureen, I also bought stuff from there in the fifties. Before that I think it was called Ranicar's possibly men's wear, can't be sure

Comment by: Maureen on 26th December 2013 at 20:35

Do you know Anne,neither yours nor Toms name for it rings a bell..I'm on a mission now to try to find out..to see if either you or Tom are right.

Comment by: Anne on 26th December 2013 at 20:46

Maureen... Found a picture of Ranicar's shop in street scenes, album. Older than I remember it but it was there.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th December 2013 at 20:48

Tom,I've just been having a toot at shops on Wigan history,and it seems that you're correct with Grafton House..I must have had butterflies in my head as a teenager.

Comment by: Ken R on 27th December 2013 at 00:10

Ellen, you get those kind of feelings after too much of your favourite tipple.

Comment by: Ellen on 27th December 2013 at 05:48

Sorry to argue,Ken R....Sadly I didn't have any tipple at all!!( My daughter and I slipped up; each of us thought the other was "in charge" of that. Consequently we had multiple desserts, but no alcoholic lubrication with our meal!) Ah well, it will go down the years as another amusing memory about Christmas!

Comment by: joe graney on 27th December 2013 at 09:49

peterp thanks for that information I remember hampsons

Comment by: josie on 31st December 2013 at 22:00

mmmm pound bakery pies lol

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