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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 27th May, 2015)

Makinson Arcade

Makinson Arcade
Taken from the Galleries on Monday afternoon (Bank Holiday).

Photo: Brian  (iPhone 6)
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Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 27th May 2015 at 00:28

The shop on the left The Pound Bakery ,was Grafton House ,Ladies Fasions, the opposite corner Makinsons tea and coffee retailers .

Comment by: David Fairclough on 27th May 2015 at 00:41

Wasn't that Hampsons Bakery?
Good view of Makinson

Comment by: Ken R on 27th May 2015 at 03:21

There are some plain looking photos but they can be really nice, this is one.

Comment by: joe graney on 27th May 2015 at 06:30

this picture is making me homesick,

Comment by: Mick on 27th May 2015 at 07:20

Not many leaves on that tree for the time of the year, maybe it down to this cold wind we have been having.

Comment by: PeterP on 27th May 2015 at 08:08

Wigan the ghost town only one person in mack'ys arcade

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 27th May 2015 at 08:35

We`ll soon be seeing the sandpit for children which is placed there in July and is located in the foreground of this photo!
Unusual view, Brian.

Comment by: Giovanni on 27th May 2015 at 08:52

The times I've walked through the arcade!
I remember one Saturday afternoon standing at this entrance with a few mates having our photo taken with a monkey. The photographer wasn't keen when I suggested taking the monkey with us to Blackpool Mecca that night!

Comment by: Anne on 27th May 2015 at 08:54

If it became necessary for a fire engine to be in that square how would it enter?
Everybody was in Liverpool that day.
Nice unobstructed piccy.

Comment by: irene roberts on 27th May 2015 at 14:49

I can remember coming out of that end of the Arcade and seeing Lewis's and Cassinelli's ice-cream vans side by side. I can also recall Grafton House and a very pushy assistant trying to get me to buy a dress.

Comment by: alan lad on 27th May 2015 at 17:26

The smell of that coffee yonks ago was great.

Comment by: britboy on 27th May 2015 at 18:17

Is Thorntons still on the opposite corner to the bakery?
Was my favorite choc shop 😃

Comment by: Kath on 27th May 2015 at 20:30

Yes -Thorntons is still there.

Comment by: Franky on 12th July 2015 at 13:40

I used take wife up theer once a month to have her clogged.

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