Share
View previous topicGo downView next topic
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 35853
Join date : 2013-12-04

Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 11:11
They stood on street corners bawling their heads off. They were the newspaper sellers of yesteryear.Sadly these characters – mostly men – have quite literally slipped into history. No bawling “Chronicle” any more.And what happened to Juddy on his bicycle? He took the final editions of newspapers around at eight o’clock at night. He had bags of customers for the pink, and his bag empty he peddled off into the winter mist.In those days, few people could imagine that in times to come, a lot of the news would be on the internet at the touch of a button.One of the most well-known Wigan newspaper sellers was Bill Wright, who occupied a damp cellar in Rowbottom Square, home of this newspaper until 1966.Bill was a big chap with a fiercely ruddy complexion and a flat cap. Fashion had never been his strong point.To watching him selling several newspapers and juggling small change at the same time was visual poetry.He had the biggest shout in Wigan.Seems to me that there are fewer “characters” about these days. In the 60s and 70s there were dozens. Folks who were “different” who, despite their oddness, seem to lead happy lives.Spring to mind, “Ciggy” from Ince who always wore white pumps and cadged cigarettes from bus passengers.And Skipping Lizzy, Mo Lyas, Soft Clara and German Billy Gun.Yes, they made us laugh. But I like to think we laughed with them and not at them.

Read more at: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/opinion/earl-of-crawford-s-body-was-stolen-by-a-rat-catcher-1-8528585

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
avatar
Hieronymous
Posts : 5414
Join date : 2013-12-05
Location : The front of beyond

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 11:15
"...peddled"?? Very Happy
avatar
stumpy
Posts : 4305
Join date : 2013-12-06

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 11:20
I remember a paper seller on King St Saturday night selling Sunday papers I think it was the Empire News
avatar
maureen
Posts : 2029
Join date : 2014-07-28
Location : Wigan

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 11:49
Then there was Mick Fish selling papers outside the lanky station..and Skipping Lizzy used to go up our Street to the market then come skipping down again dragging a palette with veg on top..tossing a coin at the same time.
avatar
Sir Bob
Posts : 4540
Join date : 2013-12-07

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 11:52
Nutters the lot of them, it must have been the inbreeding clown
avatar
mache
Posts : 12933
Join date : 2013-12-04
Location : Sodbury in Makerfield

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 12:06
Big Issue!
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 35853
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 12:09
@maureen wrote:Then there was Mick Fish selling papers outside the lanky station..and Skipping Lizzy used to go up our Street to the market then come skipping down again dragging a palette with veg on top..tossing a coin at the same time.

Lanky Station , was that Wigan North Western? I remember there being a chap that stood outside what is now an off licence, he used to sell the football paper on a Saturday

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
avatar
maureen
Posts : 2029
Join date : 2014-07-28
Location : Wigan

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 12:15
Mrs A, Wigan North Western was the other one..on the right hand going up Wallgate.
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 35853
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 12:21
Ah So Lanky Station was Wigan Wallgate. I do remember there being a chap selling papers there. Also at the top of Library Street. I'm sure that some of these sellers also sold the Old Moores Almanac, might be mistaken.

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
avatar
Sir Bob
Posts : 4540
Join date : 2013-12-07

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 12:52
I only remember two, the one on the corner of Wallgate Station and King Street West and one at the top of Makinson Arcade.
gaffer
Posts : 1167
Join date : 2014-01-22

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 13:18
Jacky Bradley used to stand near to the Market Place toilets selling the Manchester Evening News and the Evening Post and Chronicle.
avatar
Kryten
Posts : 3434
Join date : 2013-12-04
Location : Three miles away

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 13:58
Did any of them sell the Morny Stannit? Very Happy
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 35853
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 14:56
LOL Shame the you tube clips have been taken down.

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
avatar
Nosam Derf
Posts : 9862
Join date : 2013-12-19
Age : 71
Location : Chipping Pemberton, Near Wigan.
http://www.fredmason.com

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 16:15
On the corner of White Street or Fleet St, opposite the Swan was a chappie shouting, 'Lannkkrr Po!!'

I believe he meant Lancashire Post...especially the Pink one. cheers cheers cheers
avatar
Corky Ringspot
Posts : 47923
Join date : 2013-12-04
Location : Up a nick in Russia

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Fri Aug 11 2017, 18:56
Lanky Station. = Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway.

Ask any trainspotter of yesteryear. Razz Razz Razz
avatar
Admin
Admin
Posts : 35853
Join date : 2013-12-04

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Sun Aug 13 2017, 18:02
@Admin wrote:Ah So Lanky Station was Wigan Wallgate.  I do remember there being a chap selling papers there. Also at the top of Library Street.  I'm sure that some of these sellers also sold the Old Moores Almanac, might be mistaken.  

Does anyone else remember them selling old moores almanac?

_________________
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


WWW.Wigan-Rejects.com
avatar
Gassey
Posts : 711
Join date : 2016-10-18
Age : 64
Location : Pemberton

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

on Tue Aug 15 2017, 11:30
During wakes weeks these newspaper sellers
sprung up everywhere ,on any street corner
Where there was facilities for a stall, a raised
Manhole , shop doorway etc
Sponsored content

Re: Newspaper sellers of yesteryear

View previous topicBack to topView next topic
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum