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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 27th February, 2013) Views: 3,149 
Simply Wigan
 Simply Wigan   by Roger Whistlecroft  (Nikon Coolpix S6200)
A view of Wigan.

Comment by Lizzie down under on 27th February 2013 at 00:16
Cannot remember if I have asked for any of your photos......but this one I must have.....brilliant Roger.....cheers!!!


Comment by Ken R on 27th February 2013 at 00:18
Great photo. There are lots of views here, not just Wigan.Aspull(Wutchie Rook), Reebok Stadium, Horwich , Blackrod. Great.


Comment by Ellen on 27th February 2013 at 00:25
....And simply good!


Comment by bill on 27th February 2013 at 00:49
Nice view of Bolton's Reebok stadium spiking up in the distance below Horwich Good win for them last night.


Comment by David Fairclough on 27th February 2013 at 03:39
Great photo Roger Thank you
But it makes Wigan look so small


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 27th February 2013 at 07:47
Nice view - from Billinge Hill?


Comment by Roger on 27th February 2013 at 09:50
No problem lizzie


Comment by Mick on 27th February 2013 at 09:57
You cant beat the views of Wigan from Billinge and Alma Hill areas.


Comment by Alan H on 27th February 2013 at 10:34
Nice one, Roger. Message for Janice. Next tour of Standish St. Wilfrids is Saturday 16th March at 10 30am.


Comment by James Marsh on 27th February 2013 at 10:50
It certainly looks like the view from Billinge Hill.

I run up there on occasions, in fact I might make my way up there again today if the weather stays this nice, will get a great view, just like the camera.

Could I also have a copy of this picture Roger, will look good when I am older and can't run anymore to remember the view I use to see. I could take one with my phone but it will never look as good as this does.

Its great picking out landmarks. That must be St. Matthew's Church, Highfield just above the trees above the Billinge Garden Centre (White House).


Comment by david on 27th February 2013 at 14:06
What is the building top right of the picture, with what looks like four columns leaning left and right?


Comment by Neil Rigby on 27th February 2013 at 14:55
david, it's the Reebok Stadium Horwich, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reebok_Stadium for a picture.


Comment by bill on 27th February 2013 at 15:09
david, its the Reebok Stadium. Home of the mighty Wanderers.


Comment by Roy on 27th February 2013 at 18:10
They HAVE gone a wandering at the moment Bill, unfortunately. Brilliant shot Roger, were, or are you related to Frank the comedian that worked at Heinz, i know there were loads of comedians worked there but they didn,t appear on stage!!!


Comment by Tony G on 27th February 2013 at 18:29
As a young staff nurse in my early 20's I worked at Billinge Hospital. I had a flat in the then, new Nurses' Home 2. Being on the top floor; I could see for miles. Interesting to see the change in the landscape since that time. No Westwood power station anymore, and certainly no factory chimneys now!!!!!


Comment by Roger on 27th February 2013 at 19:18
Hi Roy. I dint know of frank at Heinz, there were lots of comedians at courtaulds and lots at gas control equipment, none of them appeared on stage either Ha Ha


Comment by Dave Button on 27th February 2013 at 23:05
Nice picture Roger from one of those comedians at Gas Control Equipment


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 27th February 2013 at 23:06
Whar a great picture..wish i could remember it all !!


Comment by Rev David Long on 28th February 2013 at 20:29
The white tower to the right is, I think, the scaffolded and shrouded spire of St Catharine's, Scholes.


Comment by Gerald Pilkington Canada on 2nd March 2013 at 00:25
ONG how many ladies worked at that place


Comment by Karen Ormrod (nee Whistlecroft) on 14th March 2013 at 20:48
F.A.O Roy, comment 27th Feb

Frank Whistlecroft the comedian that worked at Heinz is my Dad, what is your second name I'll see if he remembers you, he's still well and living in Horwich


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