wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  December 2017
  November 2017
  October 2017
  September 2017
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 9th May, 2012) Views: 3,260 
Justice
 Justice   by Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
The court house, Darlington Street.

Comment by Derek Platt on 9th May 2012 at 04:45
Maybe I'll beat Ernie Pyke this time, mind you I'm in Canada.Walked past this building about a month ago when visiting. Quite a change from the old Darlington Street I remember. Impressive building


Comment by peterp on 9th May 2012 at 06:49
This is a nice building,just wondered why they bricked up the windows?


Comment by Mick on 9th May 2012 at 08:18
I wonder why they bricked up the windows on the left.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 9th May 2012 at 09:28
Well done Thomas, 4th photo in succession ! Let`s have a comment from you.
Derek, I didn`t have anything to say earlier ! Did you find the location of St.George`s Ch.?


Comment by Andy on 9th May 2012 at 10:01
Looks like they ran out of money for the double glazing or had a few spare bricks laying around. I can't think of any reason why they would have the building looking like that.


Comment by Alan H on 9th May 2012 at 10:26
Perhaps they were avoiding the Window Tax introduced in 1696 and repealed in 1851. the news may not have reached wigan yet.


Comment by dirty harry on 9th May 2012 at 10:28
there bricked up to stop the local idiots from throwing stones through i bet .


Comment by Mary on 9th May 2012 at 10:39
Could be where the cells are.


Comment by Thomas (Tom) Walsh on 9th May 2012 at 11:07
Ernest,Thankyou for your kind comment .I am fairly new to Wigan World,I only resently got one of these fantastic contraptions (Christmas present) ,but I enjoy the site enormously ,especially Photo-a-Day,and the Albums.Since putting photographs on the album I have been contacted by people from Canada and Australia ,proof that W.W.realy dose go world wide.We are very fortunate to have the volunteers who make it such a success .Incedentley,I had a comment on yesterday posting Iron Bridge,and managed to find a photograph of the old bridge,thanks to the information you provided.Kind regards.


Comment by Mick on 9th May 2012 at 11:16
They could put the cells round the back Mary.

If you tell someone in a pub that theres one odd brick in all that brickwork word will get around and next time your passing there will be hundreds of folk looking up as they walk past.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 9th May 2012 at 12:03
Thanks Tom, much appreciated. Brian tells me that he`s been running wiganworld for around 10 years and has other sites too !


Comment by Cyril on 9th May 2012 at 12:15
You could well be right there Mary, that room could well have been converted to a prisoner holding room since the police station next door closed, that is originally where the cells where with a tunnel connecting to the courts.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 9th May 2012 at 13:05
Cyril, I assume that these blocked up windows are on two floors - so it`s more than one room?


Comment by dostaf on 9th May 2012 at 14:35
Lovely pic.

Cells are lower down.

Were connected to police station by 'the bridge'. (Since demolished)


Comment by Dostaf on 9th May 2012 at 16:00
Bridge can be seen on this WW pic.

http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/newgallery/showbigpic.php?pic=bt482ab.jpg&opt=bt6&w=1000&h=708


Comment by Tom Walsh on 9th May 2012 at 16:14
According to a friend of mine. The windows weren't actually blocked as such, it was actually built that way. They are just decorative.


Comment by Catherine on 9th May 2012 at 16:15
Weren't the "windows" built like that? I don't ever remember those particular ones having glass in them.
I always thought that the Justice figure in the brick was great.


Comment by Ellen on 9th May 2012 at 20:35
Catherine, I too like the figure of Lady Justice,but wonder that she isn't blindfolded?

Tom Walsh, I've been in Canada, Ontario to be exact, for almost 45 yrs.,and am loving WW as a way of remembering "home"


Comment by Derek Platt on 9th May 2012 at 21:37
Hi Ernest, I did find the location of St George's church. I found it on Google. Can't say I remembered it though.


Comment by aitch on 9th May 2012 at 23:42
well, its a good photo, but not one I could describe from the inside, now Lower Ince police station, well thats another matter, lol


Comment by Gerald Pilkington Canada on 10th May 2012 at 21:18
Justice system seen that been there.There is one brick in upside down, inside out.


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (107.20.115.174) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2017 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.