Photo-a-Day (Monday, 6th July, 2020)
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX200)
Looks rather nice ...I hope they get back in the kitchen and make a success of it.
Have had lots of good food at Pooles.
An attactive old shop front with the stained glass windows upstairs, looks like they have some red geraniums on the sills.
Has an easy-to-navigate homepage with pictures to match - just hope the place doesn't succumb to a frontage of fairground appeal. Sometimes bought one or two small items from Pooles before crossing the road to catch the 352 back home. Wigan Wallgate.
When did it change from being Marty's ?
Those cafe names!
When I was very young, cafe names stuck with me in family conversations. Wigan? Pooles definitely, Gorners and I seem to remember Voses. Bolton? Percivals. Horwich? Ferrettis.
These businesses have been hammered in the lockdown.
Hope they survive.
Another evocative photo Dennis - keep em coming.
This was originally Hirst's . It was a good old fashioned grocers ... you know the kind of thing ... flour and sugar in sacks, butter on a marble slab etc.
In the 1960's and 1970's I worked for the school meals service and Mr Hirst had the contract for the supply of "Dry Goods". He was a character of the old fashioned kind - very polite and correct. He did all the deliveries himself and always wore a brown lab coat. If he was serving in the shop the coat was white. Happy memories.
I dont think they will be successful with a name like Pat and Dad’s Kitchen and Bar to be honest, and if they are serious about making a proper go at it they should take advantage of the wooden board were POOLES had there name, so that everybody using the railway station and people passing by on the bus can see it.
Nice photo of what was once a rundown building.
These adverts in between the comments are annoying. Bring back the old format. I need a Sherry. (Later).
Like the 'brown lab-coat', 'Girl.
They have been doing very well during the lockdown selling meals Thursday to Saturday and gorgeous Sunday lunches. They are reopening on the 1st of August.
That's good to hear riocaroni.
Phil gormley has poor teast .
Is there a 'techi' in the house? We need support ....before we start climbing the walls!
Sherry's not enough Garry...
I remember sitting in Poole's cafe with my daughter many years ag. It was like stepping back into the thirties. I loved it. xx
I like the new format but agree with Garry, the adverts are very annoying !
Alan don’t be so rude.
We had a takeaway from there last weekend. The food was good - but it was cold :(
I agree about the wooden board at the top. Missed opportunity there!
Isnt this supposed to be a conservation area? If so I suspect planning regulations may apply to signage.
Thankfully I don't see any adverts anywhere. No idea why.
Remembering Pooles, best pies in Wigan and the cafe was a 'throw back in time', what happened to them? I seem to recall that Dave Whelan bought them, but what happened after that?