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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 22nd March, 2015)

Pemberton


Pemberton
Looking down.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,189

Comment by: Peterp on 22nd March 2015 at 07:59

Both photo's make it look like a ghost town where are the shoppers?

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 22nd March 2015 at 09:01

Love Pemberton. I was brought up in Kitt Green and every Saturday morning we would walk to Pemberton to do our shopping. Still go back there regularly.

Comment by: britboy on 22nd March 2015 at 11:33

Great reminder of the many times I've walked up city road from Kittgreen just for a pie!
Always treated myself to a "vanilla" to :-)

It used to be a regular walk every school day going to St Johns school.
Mam shopping at the Meadow Dairy in the 1950's.

Comment by: A.W on 22nd March 2015 at 11:58

Must be a Sunday or perhaps very early morning.

Comment by: Giovanni on 22nd March 2015 at 12:03

I had a few mates who lived in Pem near Travellers Rest. I can remember the great house parties also! And a couple of youth clubs that held dances. Spoilt for choice in 60's.

Comment by: britboy on 22nd March 2015 at 12:21

Great reminder of the many times I've walked up city road from Kittgreen just for a pie!
Always treated myself to a "vanilla" to :-)

It used to be a regular walk every school day going to St Johns school.
Mam shopping at the Meadow Dairy in the 1950's.

Comment by: britboy on 22nd March 2015 at 12:29

How do I rate an echo? Lol

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 22nd March 2015 at 13:22

Old Pemberton, more or less the same shot here:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=4&id=14004&gallery=pemberton+centre&offset=0

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 22nd March 2015 at 14:06

Bradshaws girl, I was brought up in Pemberton as well in the fifties and sixties. Got married and moved to West Midlands in 1971. No comparison. Give me good old'Pem' anytime. Used to spend lots of happy times walking down Brook Lane with a bottle of water and sugar butties and paddled in Smithy Brook till our feet were pink and wrinkled, waving to the trains as they steamed by. Must go now as my eyes are getting a bit moist.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd March 2015 at 18:32

Derek, have you received my recent emails? I have got back in touch with Brian and Marie Glazebrook and they would like to contact you. Please email me. Thanks.

Comment by: christine on 22nd March 2015 at 18:56

derek,my favourite was a bottle of water ,and butties with that condensed milk ,could never eat sugar butties ,treacle yes or syrup ,great blackberry picking going down brook lane

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 24th March 2015 at 16:09

Oooh yes Christine, condensed milk butties and treacle. Am off to Sainsburys now ha ha. I don't suppose you are the Christine Heaton who went to St. Johns in the fifties?

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