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Station Road, Wigan   Views: 758
Powell Museum, Wigan   Comments: 12
Photo: Brian   Item #: 29946  
 
Powell Museum, Wigan

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  Powell Museum, Station Road, Wigan, early 80s.
(Photo by John Metcalfe).
 

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Comments by A.W., 30th November 2017  
Used to be the children's library on the ground floor and the museum upstairs, one of the standard stopping off places after going to the baths! Happy Days!

Comments by Albert., 30th November 2017  
Of the five last photographs depicted, are any of the buildings, or featured locations left?, or are they all now, what once was?.

Comments by bewley, 30th November 2017  
Albert,
Our forward thinking council thought they should be demolished.

Comments by DerekB, 30th November 2017  
For once our council was right, but there is still way to go around Wigan and district in demolishing similar same vintage hideous Victorian/Edwardian buildings.

Comments by irene roberts, 30th November 2017  
I went regularly on a Saturday morning to The Powell Children's Library, and you spoke in whispers in the libraries in those days!

Comments by tuddy, 30th November 2017  
The college and the No1 pier buildings are still there, but the old museum and children's library is long gone.

Comments by A.W., 1st December 2017  
DerekB. I cannot understand your reasoning, Wigan Council have a long history of demolishing perfectly decent old buildings and replacing them with monstrosities and white elephants. Look at the galleries, open less than 30 years and now redundant. the old Market Hall was there for well over 100 years and thriving even when it was demolished.

Comments by DerekB, 1st December 2017  
A.W. it's a case of each to his own and I totally respect your preferences. I hate the sight of Edwardian/Victorian architecture but totally agree that there are modern/relatively modern in buildings in and around the town, such as Brocol House, which are equally hideous.

Comments by Poet, 1st December 2017  
Can anyone cite me an example of a post Edwardian building anywhere in the town that is loved or admired?

Comments by bewley, 3rd December 2017  
Poet,
The old reference library now the Museum of Wigan Life at the bottom of Library St.

Comments by Poet, 3rd December 2017  
I don't think that qualifies as post Edwardian Bewley.

Comments by bewley, 4th December 2017  
Sorry about that Poet I misread your post.

 
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