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Saturday, 16 July 2011
WHEELOCK STREET, 1973
Now It Can Be Told Department: From time to time we have occasion to take others to task over incorrect captions to photos etc. This, of course, is never done in order to be critical, but to correct errors which can creep into the work of the best of us. So now we can reveal that this slide has been in our Middlewich collection for 38 years labelled ‘Lewin Street 1973’. Why this has never been noticed is a mystery. It’s Wheelock Street, of course, on the eve of the 1973 Carnival (during which Mr Richard Devaney memorably donned a kilt). The red and yellow flag just below the Davies School Of Motoring sign belongs to The Middlewich Caledonian Society, reflecting the fact that the town, as well, of course, as being home to many Irish immigrants and their descendants, has always had a strong Scottish element.. In my younger days there were always several Scottish characters to drink (and argue) with, including Jock Kiltie, Jock Carlin, Cllr Jock Fallon and everyone’s favourite railway signalman, Jock Myles. On the extreme right is V.T. Williams Delicatessen.. To its left is the restaurant which has had several names over the years but was, at that time, called 'The Kings Mexon' and further down, beyond the newsagents is Reid's Bakery. The sign at the top of this shop has been changed but the distinctive 'Patisserie' window remains to this day.
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