Photo-a-Day (Monday, 8th November, 2021)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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.
The Walk a poem by Louise Fazackerley
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 !
I always have a packet of Uncle Joe’s in my handbag.
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).
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.
Absolutely correct - a Wigan Icon! And so are Uncle Joe's Mintballs. Louise is fabulous!
Thanks for the link to the poem, Mick. Louise is quite a performer - as we see here....
Thomas(Tom)Walsh you will also go down as a Wigan Icon.
Is Mrs Mintball extremely tall, or is she stood on a stool ?
Mrs Mintball will be able to give 'Little' Amal eyeball to eyeball - but no mintballs.
They're not as good as they used to be.
So you keep saying James. I don't buy them but I wouldn't refuse one ....if offered.
I can't stand them,nor any sort of boiled sweet.