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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 27th November, 2009) Views: 3,613 
Haigh Hall
 Haigh Hall   by Tony Haslam  (Kodak DX7630)
Visitors on a tour of the hall.

Comment by Bri on 27th November 2009 at 00:18
Haigh Hall? Looks more like a drug den!


Comment by Helen on 27th November 2009 at 11:13
I suppose you don't pay to see the derelict state of the place ?
Come on Wigan Borough Council you are losing money here, learn from other places...people will always pay to see history...by the way is there a street/row/alley where you can still see where miners/weavers lived that has been preserved ? I won't hold my breath for the answer.


Comment by janet on 27th November 2009 at 13:02
I've seen all the upstairs floors, remember all the pics of Winstanly Hall and the terrible state it is in.. The parts of Haigh Hall the public doesn't get to see is just as bad if not worse... There is so much that could be done to H H to make it into a real gem if Wigan Council would get their heads out of wherever it is they are..

Helen, no I don't know the answer..


Comment by Helen on 27th November 2009 at 14:34
Money making schemes come to mind, civil weddings, receptions, functions, seminars, dinners, anything you like that needs a grand house & gardens...still I expect WBC can just as easily find something else to demolish & then spend a million or so building a.... state of the art venue... No vision at all.


Comment by paul on 27th November 2009 at 15:46
its a dam shame!
That was one reason me and my wife didnt get married at H H. If WBC got there act together made it into a hotel for guest on the wedding day. Didnt think it was so bad tho!
Any more pic Tony?


Comment by Peter on 27th November 2009 at 16:15
Typical of Wigan MBC - So many towns in the South protect their history and we have this!!!!
Come on Counsellers, get your finger out and stop erecting stupid statues and repair our heritage.


Comment by Dave on 27th November 2009 at 22:05
Wigan Council do not own Haigh Hall.

Vent your spleens at Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust.

http://www.wlct.org/leisure/haigh/haighhall.htm


Comment by anna on 27th November 2009 at 23:27
what a crying shame.....


Comment by Ellen on 28th November 2009 at 04:46
I shudder to think of the number of times in the past 20 years I've made remarks about "The way North Americans rush to demolish perfectly good buildings in order to rebuild"!! Well, I certainly got my comeuppance in the past two months of looking at photoaday!Allowing places like H.H. and winstanley to deteriorate like this is nothing short of criminal;one hopes that those responsible will pay,in this world or the next;but then,they never seem to!


Comment by The_Gwim_Weaper on 30th November 2009 at 11:59
Shame on the trustees of the building.


Comment by josie pennington nee beckett on 3rd January 2010 at 21:10
my daughter is getting married at hh in may its beautifull on first two floors very posh and they do a lovely wedding as we have been to a couple before ,and the setting is beautifull,but i have known for many yrs about the state of the rest of it hidden from view,it could serve as a hotel as the waiting list for weddings is high.cant understand it?


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