Bradshawgate, Leigh,

(Source: https://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/15778381.photography-fanatic-transports-people-back-in-time-for-eighth-year-with-vintage-snaps-of-leigh/)

 

Nominated by: Brian Fairhurst

Where: Bradshawgate, Leigh

George Mason’s was a traditional grocers, situated on Bradshawgate in Leigh.

Brian remembers:

“It was a grocers. We used to get a lot of Polish customers; they lived in Lowton, on the estate near Lowton civic hall. A Mr Tunstall was the manager – he lived in Atherton. I worked there in 1950. Back room staff were not allowed behind the counter. Every so often we had to move the stock around (foodstuff) as it was in bags, so there would be mice. Butter came in tubs and sugar was in big bags

George Masons represented the true meaning of local shopping (not the supermarkets of today) the person to person touch.”

 

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