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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:07 am    Post subject: Pier not at it's best Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bike damage. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as bad as this!! The original pier bites the dust!!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen that before but it is always fascinating to watch. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good'un that Tim, it's quite a bit further up the cut, didn't know about this one.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, it's a good piece of film. I was surprised at the height of the pier, that would be a proper diving board for the summer months!! There are quite a few more Wigan clips on the same site. I did a job behind Trencherfield Mill, and they're knocking down some fire damaged buildings, and the base to another mill chimney was tucked away in side! Took a cheeky pic on mi phone!!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 'original' Wigan Pier was further along the canal, behind where B&Q is now.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonker – I was taking to a group of young QPR fans on Friday teatime who had come up to Wigan for the first time for Saturdays match
nice set of lads and in conversation one of them asked me
‘Is Wigan on the coast’?
I said ‘No, the seas about twenty miles away. why?’
He said .....’well you’ve got a pier haven’t you?’

I didn’t even begin to explain!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're thick daaarn saaarf! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tonker wrote:
The 'original' Wigan Pier was further along the canal, behind where B&Q is now.


This would make sense because they used to say Wigan pier could be seen from the railway line,and some passenger would shout out I can see the pier and others would say by the crin where not in Southport already are we.

And its also where Wigans very own petrified tree is located, the petrified tree that was chucked off the belt just before it was dropped onto a coal barge.


The remainder of the old Wigan petrified tree next to B&Q fence.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only just seen this. Tonker is correct that there was a pier by where B&Q is this was for Pemberton Colliery Company. There was also a pier where the current one is for the Winstanley Colliery Company. Both were in operation in the 1840's
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

detritus21 wrote:
Only just seen this. Tonker is correct that there was a pier by where B&Q is this was for Pemberton Colliery Company. There was also a pier where the current one is for the Winstanley Colliery Company. Both were in operation in the 1840's


So I have a piece of Wigans petrified tree in our back garden thats from the original Wigan pier.




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

prayters bro you should look at todays photo a day, Oys put one on of this pier its a much clearer photo and its taken from a better and lower position than yours.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harold, sure you don't mean me Rolling Eyes
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