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Galloways Bakers was founded in 1971 by Ronald and Patricia Galloway who opened their first shop at 215 Ormskirk Road, Wigan trading as 'The Pie Shop' specialising as the name implies in producing the finest pies and pasties in the area, hot and ready to eat, using only quality ingredients.

In the late 1970's their Bakery business had grown to four shops all in and around the Wigan area, 'The Pie Shop' name was dropped and the shops were now called 'Galloways family Bakers'.

Continued growth and expansion saw the firm acquire more shops through the 1980’s in areas of Wigan like Aspull, Wallgate and Standish.

In 1989 the firm became a Limited Company and the Bakery was moved from Ormskirk Road to larger premises at Loch Street, Pemberton to cope with the increase production demands.

In 1997 The Bakery Station concept evolved with three new additions to the Galloways fleet of shops opening in Preston, St. Helens and Eccleston, the idea being that we would aim to serve our customers as quickly as possible in these outlets realising that time was precious for our customers who were generally on the move. This idea is now true in all of our outlets who aim to provide quick service of quality products throughout the day.

Expansion in 2000 has led to the company once again moving to larger bakery premises to cope with the increased volume of production. During this growth and increased volume of output, the company has always aimed to keep the same values that The Galloways family's success has been built on. This includes having hot breakfasts made fresh each morning, Hot Pies, Pasties and Sausage Rolls baked fresh all day in every one of our shops, fresh morning goods and quality confectionery made fresh every morning in our local Bakery, and fresh filled rolls with a variety of fillings made every day on site in each of our outlets.

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A beloved Wigan bakery has started re-opening its shops
A beloved Wigan bakery has started re-opening its shops

Galloways reopened 14 of its 25 pie shops on Wednesday following the closure of them all during the UK's coronavirus lockdown. Shops to have reopened include those in Hindley, Aspull and Standish. However all of the Galloways' Wigan town centre branches will remain closed - for now. And the shops have opened their doors with a number of social distancing measures in place. Bays have been marked out in shops with a limited a number of customers allowed in at one time. Shoppers will also be asked to make contactless payments where possible and provide sanitiser stations. The stores have reopened with a limited product range. See here for a full list of the re-opened store locations 

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Galloways set to reopen some of its shops next week
Galloways set to reopen some of its shops next week

Galloways closed all 25 of its branches almost two months ago after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown. On Tuesday (May 20) the bakery revealed on Twitter that it will start a phased re-opening of stores after the Bank Holiday weekend. The bakery plans to open a number of shops next Wednesday (May 27).

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Sponsorship
Sponsorship

Galloways are proud to be sponsors of Richard Kingscote for another season. Richard is the stable Jockey at Michael Owen’s Manor House Stables where Tom Dascombe trains race horses in Malpas, Chester. Here is Richard taking time out between races at Haydock Park & riding a winner at Chester.

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