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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 8th November, 2021)

Mrs Mintball


Mrs Mintball
Mrs Mintball at Trencherfield Mill, welcoming little Amal to Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 8th November 2021 at 01:00

A Wigan icon , Uncle Joe's available all over the word. One of the oldest company's in Wigan a credit to our town, It goes back to 1898 when Mrs Santus made the confectionery in her kitchen in Acton Street . The company is now run by John and Antony Winnard who work tirelessly to make the brand what it is today, they are gentlemen of the highest order.

Comment by: Mick on 8th November 2021 at 07:37

The Walk a poem by Louise Fazackerley

https://youtu.be/lblzMGSnaRg

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th November 2021 at 08:06

Its amusing how towns have these sorts of occasions when there is a lull of Bank Holidays etc. In Feb we have a Viking Festival, hairy men in helmets in the streets waving flaming torches & boat burning on the beach...great stuff on a dark winter's evening !

Comment by: Linma on 8th November 2021 at 08:45

I always have a packet of Uncle Joe’s in my handbag.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th November 2021 at 09:00

Helen, my daughter lived in the Outer Hebrides and they have a similar occasion to the one you describe with the burning boats, It's called "Up Helly Aa." (As for p-a-d, I prefer Mrs. Mintball to Little Amal.....she looks a very pleasant lady).

Comment by: John G on 8th November 2021 at 09:28

Mick: I like this it’s Quirky, probably would have been better with the packets been right way up, I think you should have your Uncle Joes at the top, and your Mint Balls at the bottom. But so what.

Comment by: Jembo on 8th November 2021 at 09:34

Absolutely correct - a Wigan Icon! And so are Uncle Joe's Mintballs. Louise is fabulous!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 8th November 2021 at 09:57

Thanks for the link to the poem, Mick. Louise is quite a performer - as we see here....

Comment by: Mick on 8th November 2021 at 09:58

Thomas(Tom)Walsh you will also go down as a Wigan Icon.

Comment by: ray on 8th November 2021 at 12:49

Is Mrs Mintball extremely tall, or is she stood on a stool ?

Comment by: Veronica on 8th November 2021 at 15:36

Mrs Mintball will be able to give 'Little' Amal eyeball to eyeball - but no mintballs.

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 8th November 2021 at 17:38

They're not as good as they used to be.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th November 2021 at 22:32

So you keep saying James. I don't buy them but I wouldn't refuse one ....if offered.

Comment by: Karen on 9th November 2021 at 08:46

I can't stand them,nor any sort of boiled sweet.

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