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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 10th August, 2023)

Wigan's Smallest Barbers

Wigan's Smallest Barbers
Acton Street.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Gareth Cheetham on 10th August 2023 at 07:12

It's got quite a short back and sides....

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 10th August 2023 at 09:43

Not a lot on top either..........

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th August 2023 at 10:01

Do they have Special Pensioners' Rates for old people?

Comment by: DTease on 10th August 2023 at 10:32

Barber! Will you get your elbow out of my ear hole! And mind where you poke them scissors, you nearly had my eye out then! And another thing, I would like to leave with both ears still attached this time if that’s all right with you!

Comment by: Poet on 10th August 2023 at 11:50

Dtease Sir , please be patient , I'm doing my best , perhaps you would prefer if one of my colleagues took over so l may attend to these other gentlemen .

Comment by: Gary on 10th August 2023 at 12:12

Would sir like a dressing? Brylcreem or chip fat?

Comment by: peebee on 10th August 2023 at 12:49

Or something for the weekend perhaps.?

Comment by: Veronica on 10th August 2023 at 13:15

You’d best shurrup
ot‘chair might disappear under thee. I do a roaring trade in steak pies me.

Comment by: DTease on 10th August 2023 at 14:40

Ho no! He’s not the famous “Barber of Sheville” is he?
Does the Parish Council know he is at large again?
They’ll have to re-form the “Parish Anti- Barber Militia”. They’ve never been at full strength since Captain Mick had his crew cut.

I would like to apologise to everyone for that feeble joke, I can hear the groans from here.
I think I’ll go and lie down for a bit.

Comment by: Cyril on 10th August 2023 at 15:04

So that's how you got your head shaved. You were told he'd just got back from Australia shearing sheep.

Veronica, or is it Mrs Miggins, if customers run short for the steak pies, there's an undertakers across the road

Comment by: Derek Platt on 10th August 2023 at 15:56

DTease I don't think it's the barber of Sheville, because Acton street is in Sweeneyly. Sorry I mean Swinley.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th August 2023 at 17:30

Underneath that miniature building there’s a dungeon that stretches all along the street, comprising a Bakery ( just pies) and a bike repair shop, also a mobility scooter shop, selling flags and poles and whistles. That window is bricked up to keep nosy parkers out. It’s another branch of the Parish Hall. They didn’t want it in Shevvy… One man mends bikes, I think you’ll know who that is. The other one keeps ducks and deals in eggs. As usual Big Sheila has a finger in the pie metaphorically speaking…They are hoping to branch out to some place in the Southern Hemisphere. Haircuts are half price for pensioners because they don’t have much hair.

Comment by: Sandra on 10th August 2023 at 17:53

There's probably more Barbers today than pubs....shocking isn't it.

Comment by: Spenian on 10th August 2023 at 19:47

Google Earth must be bang upto date on this street as the same white car and bicycle are on street view.

Comment by: Pat McC on 10th August 2023 at 21:09

Brilliant Veronica. You've great imagination. Our village barber used to whistle tunelessly whilst cutting our hair, causing a cold drought round the neck. All the children - boys and girls - had the same haircut, but we girls had a 'grip' and a side parting!

Comment by: Veronica on 10th August 2023 at 21:46

Blame Dtease Pat he sets me off ;o))
It’s only a bit of fun…
Cyril there’s a tunnel underneath the road leading to you know where it’s very convenient..especially when I pull that switch…

Comment by: Cyril on 10th August 2023 at 23:32

DTease, are you writing this years Panto scripts by chance? if so, then it seems good.
Veronica, I can well believe those strange goings on in that house with the obscure glass panels and blinds on the windows, and as Spenian says the same car and bike are on the Google street maps, and in front of the car there's umpteen bins lined up behind the side wall, even two flats couldn't have use for that many bins - full of old worn out bike and body parts perhaps?

Comment by: DTease on 11th August 2023 at 11:26

An imaginary conversation overheard in Pat McCs barbers.
"Dad, dad, I want a grip and a side parting dad, all the other girls have a grip and a side parting dad". "0K,OK, but I think the fact that you are going to school in a skirt and a trainer bra tells the other kids where you stand son"

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