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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 1st April, 2014)

Top o'town


Top o'town
Market Place taken on Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Brian  (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Ellen on 1st April 2014 at 00:33

Almost as I remember it! (except for the lost loos!)

Comment by: Ken R on 1st April 2014 at 00:34

Lovely "Olde Worlde" building, how old would it be??. Nice photo.

Comment by: joe graney on 1st April 2014 at 06:53

good picture,shame about the litter.

Comment by: kath on 1st April 2014 at 06:58

I wish I could pop up there today..

Comment by: Anne on 1st April 2014 at 07:20

Prefer Market Place, has a much more Ancient and Loyal ring to it. Top of town ugggh. Well done picture though.

Comment by: peterp on 1st April 2014 at 07:33

litter everywhere and kids who use seats has stepping stones.

Comment by: Helen on 1st April 2014 at 08:41

As I remember it too Ellen. I waited many a time to catch a Corporation bus to take me to my Grandparents house near Cherry Gardens.

Comment by: A.W. on 1st April 2014 at 09:47

Top of Wiggin, would look good with a couple of the old Corporation buses.

Comment by: maggie on 1st April 2014 at 09:56

I have a funny memory of that place. I was a schoolgirl, waiting for a friend, I was just outside the former bus offices. The other side of the toilets there was an old man with some bunches in his hands. he was shouting "Elastic, elastic, Elast.bloody.tic" I thought it was so funny, still in my mind more than 60 years later.

Comment by: Walter Southern on 1st April 2014 at 11:43

Ken R, I visited here on Sunday afternoon drove down from North Yorkshire just for the day, the buildings I noticed were built between 1904 - 1906 look carefully you will see there are actually three buildings linked together all slightly different.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st April 2014 at 14:30

Ken R and Walter Southern; In Album, Places, Market Place, these buildings were there in 1st photo on bottom row on page 1, scanned from a 1908 postcard and weren`t there on photo below it, scanned from a 1904 postcard.
Brian; What`s the latest re the market place redevelopment? The market cross floor mosaic has been taken up and a water feature is sited there in the redevelopment.

Comment by: Colin Barnes on 1st April 2014 at 15:31

Hi Walter next time yer in wigan give us an email if youv'e still got it and i'll have a hour with you to talk of old Hindley

Comment by: Jonno on 1st April 2014 at 15:55

Where would you call Market Place these days Anne?

Comment by: Anne on 1st April 2014 at 17:38

Where that picture is taken as it's always been. Not to be confused with the now no more market square.

Comment by: Walter Southern on 1st April 2014 at 18:01

Hi Colin, my visits to Hindley and Wigan are few and far between I'm afraid but I shall email you next time. Incidentally, I still have a couple of pics of Hindley folk I think you will like I shall post them on Wiganworld shortly keep an eye open for them.
Ernest, you have confirmed that they were built from 1904 onwards, I had a close look at the buildings and for the first time I noticed the dates up above and the joints bringing the 3 buildings together, look carefully at the mock Tudor you will see the difference.

Comment by: Jemmy on 1st April 2014 at 18:06

Lots of scruffy youths hanging around.
Bring back conscription!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 1st April 2014 at 20:41

Lovely photo,always full of memories,I,too used to catch the bus there to go home"up to mesnes road"
Your tale made me laugh Maggie !

Comment by: CJR on 15th April 2014 at 21:12

Ellen, Lost loos!!! Hell of a memory you've got there lass.

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