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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 4th July, 2014)

Drive through

Drive through
New McDonalds taking shape on the site of the old Upper Morris St Working Mens Club.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Mick on 4th July 2014 at 00:02

Looks like its going to be a nice building, it will brighten up that area when it opens.

Comment by: jimmy n on 4th July 2014 at 05:13

Will probably do well,but bound to impact the site on Standishgate.

Comment by: christine bishop on 4th July 2014 at 08:44

i dont think so ,the one at newtown does well i

Comment by: Anne on 4th July 2014 at 10:44

How long had the club been there? I seem to remember terraced houses there and where the grass is by the Turner street sign was an electrical wholesalers by the name of Crumblehulme. Also facing the club was aLewis's ice cream bar. All mid fifties.

Comment by: eric h on 4th July 2014 at 11:18

Hi Ann, Lewises was on the opposite corner to the street sign same side, Also on this side before Crumblehulmes took over was Rushtons grocers, on this side also was Mortons grocers a toffee shop and a chip shop, Where you see the Turner St sign was a butchers shop,

Comment by: Marcus on 4th July 2014 at 12:02

You're right Anne. As someone commented on WW very recently, Greenough Street was a street with great character ... until the "we know best" planners got to it in the 60s/70s ! They demolished it all - for what ? So we can have more grass ! ? ! ? 'Nuff said !

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 4th July 2014 at 14:34

Hope the scene will look better when its finished...yuk !

Comment by: Anne on 4th July 2014 at 14:51

I'm sure Crumblehulmes was exactly where the bit of grass is with the sign Crumblehulmes painted in white letters on a mid blue background in Turner street itself. I may be disorientated but is that Greenough street showing as the main road in the photo.

Comment by: Dave on 4th July 2014 at 15:40

Anne the club was built about 1964-65 i worked on it while serving my apprenticeship.

Comment by: Anne on 4th July 2014 at 16:28

Dave...If that is so, then I would not have been visiting that neck of the woods at that time.

Comment by: david on 4th July 2014 at 16:34

Wasn't there a cafe on the corner of Westminster Street and Greenough Street?

Comment by: Anne on 4th July 2014 at 17:39

Just found a colour photo of Greenough street in albums, street scenes. It shows Crumblehulmes and it was on the grass corner by the Turner street sign, knew I wasn't disorientated. Been bugging me all day. I didn't visit that area when the club was being built.

Comment by: Polly on 4th July 2014 at 18:32

And some Jean!!!

Comment by: Garry on 4th July 2014 at 18:48

We eat too much junk food.

Comment by: eric h on 7th July 2014 at 15:03

The Turner St sign is not in the original spot, the Turner St sign should be lower down, this st where sign is was called Vaughan st, Lewises milk bar on opposite corner from sign same side going down, Crumblehulmes previously called Rushtons grocers,further down after Mortons grocers, when houses where demolished Wigan Council then guessed where Turner st was and stuck the street sign up, I lived just off Turner St for for 23 yrs, so i know what i am talking about,

Comment by: eric h on 8th July 2014 at 13:58

To David, The Cafe you are thinking about was what we called Lewises Milk Bar, Sold ice cream through front window which slid up and down, cafe seating area was in back room, the cafe was on the corner of Vaughan st -Greenhough st,

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