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Aerial View   Comments: 20
Photo: william   Item #: 29736  
Aerial View

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Comments by irene roberts, 20th September 2017  
Market Street and the Market Hall. you can see where the Market Street entrance to Commercial Yard was, next to Latimer's.

Comments by Scaramouche, 20th September 2017  
Some great buildings now gone...Thank you, Successive Wigan Councils, for ruining our town...

Comments by DTease, 20th September 2017  
When were the houses on Bridgeman Terrace built?

Comments by Philip Gormley., 21st September 2017  
DTease: You're back on terra firma, hurrah! Wikipedia has it down as 1876.

Comments by Kenee, 21st September 2017  
Aerial view?
Not an aerial in sight.
Not a Sky dish, not a pie dish...

Comments by DTease, 21st September 2017  
Thanks for that Philip, Rylands Mill was built in 1864 so this photo must have been taken between these two dates.

Comments by A.W., 21st September 2017  
Wigan didn't really look a lot different till the early 70's, it was downhill all the way after that!

Comments by RON HUNT, 21st September 2017  
The Market Hall was opened in 1877 so i'ts obviously after that.

Comments by Mick, 21st September 2017  
Rushton's warehouse (later the gas showrooms) can be seen on New Market St, so that dates the photo after 1905.

Comments by Albert., 22nd September 2017  
If the photograph was taken from an aeroplane, it would definitely be after 1903. The Wright brothers made their first flight. It may have been taken from a balloon. I can't think of any buildings tall enough to take the photograph from.

Comments by WILLY WACKUM, 22nd September 2017  
Albert never heard of the Parish Church<g>

Comments by Tony, 22nd September 2017  
Definitely taken from parish church tower.
Have a look at this pic - covers more or less the same area 100 years later . . .

Comments by Albert, 22nd September 2017  
Yes Willy/Tony. I have seen the photograph you have referred to. I wouldn't have thought that the church tower was that tall, surprising.

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 22nd September 2017  
The first photographic image was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826, so I ' suspect' ' this photograph may have been taken sometime between then and now.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 22nd September 2017  
There's nothing like being a first, Ozy, so I guess Monsieur Niepce's name would have been 'plastered' all across Europe.

Comments by DTease, 23rd September 2017  
So when was Bridgeman Terrace built then ?

Comments by Philip Cunliffe, 23rd September 2017  
There is tall "aerial" on the left hand skyline. Very much doubt if it is. It could be a blemish. Any suggestions ?

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 23rd September 2017  
Of all the properties along the entire length of Bridgeman Terrace DTease, there appears to be only one that bears a record of the date that the property was built. This is at No 1 Bridgeman Terrace. The date stone on the front of this building reads ' Park View House 1879 '. The only other building in the immediate vicinity which bears a date being the dental practice directly opposite in Mesnes St. which states that it was built in 1894. Best that I can do I'm afraid.

Regards. Ozy.

Comments by Albert., 24th September 2017  
D.Tease. You may find the following of some interest to you https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1001335

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