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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 9th April, 2013) Views: 3,116 
Grand Hotel
 Grand Hotel   by Chris Burns  (Sony Alpha A55 SLT)
Grand Hotel, Dorning Street, not so grand now.

Comment by Alan (on Van Isle) on 9th April 2013 at 00:03
Good shot, but why are these lovely buildings allowed to just rot away ?


Comment by David Fairclough on 9th April 2013 at 00:11
Worked there back in the 70's I was shocked when I saw what it's become.
Mind you I didn't have a grand time when I worked there


Comment by Lizzie down under on 9th April 2013 at 01:05
A grand picture never the less Chris......very bold in black and white.....always a fan of this type of photography......cheers!!!


Comment by peterp on 9th April 2013 at 07:02
Not so grand today used to be a nice pub in the past. Spoiled by the immigrants and down and outs who used to live in there


Comment by john on 9th April 2013 at 08:25
well done chris , hes only 12


Comment by RON HUNT on 9th April 2013 at 08:39
I used to go there on a Sunday night with my then girlfriend, in the mid 1960's. We always sat in the cocktail bar at the back. Thought I was a real toff <g> I remember they had a great selection of whiskeys, which I tried to work my way through, but time and money beat me..
Happy Days
When I was at the TLS probably 1961/62ish The French Rugby League side were staying there and me and my friend would go there every dinner time to talk to the players. I got really friendly with one player I think his name was Pierre Lacasse? One day the players were fooling about and threw a bucket of water out of a bedroom window and guess who it landed on!!!! I was soaked through They were really apologetic and gave me and my friend tickets for the next game.So it was worth a soaking L.O.L.


Comment by A.W. on 9th April 2013 at 09:42
Not so many years ago this used to have a good restaurant and was one of the best places in wigan to eat out. Sad to see the place looking so forlorn.


Comment by Mick on 9th April 2013 at 09:43
To me it was never that grand except for the name.

I thought the Park hotel and the Clarence where far more grander buildings.

Looks like it to far gone now and should be knocked down and replaces by a block of flats.

Theres a video here of the Grand Hotel

http://youtu.be/N-osjRb4-FM


Comment by David on 9th April 2013 at 10:31
It was a nice hotel in the 60s. Quite a contrast with the All Saints Tavern on the other corner.


Comment by Garry on 9th April 2013 at 10:48
Everything seem to be ok in the 60s, what's gone wrong...


Comment by Alan H on 9th April 2013 at 14:30
We had our wedding reception here in 1958.Good meal and excellent service from the staff. Best day of my life up to then.


Comment by Brian Bradshaw on 9th April 2013 at 14:55
We had our Wedding Reception in the Grand Hotel, in August 1961. At that time, it was the best place in town for social drinking, meals, the Hotel to stay. Why do the council allow buildings in the town centre, to become another eye-sore, just like the bomb site at the bottom of King Street ???


Comment by Phil Taylor on 9th April 2013 at 17:57
I was wondering if anyone had any photos of this building before it was clad in it's mock tudor skin?


Comment by JIMMY G on 9th April 2013 at 19:53
In 1958,the great BUDDY HOLLY stayed
at the hotel. He had just performed
at the RITZ cinema which was part of
his UK tour. The following year he
was tragically killed in a plane crash.


Comment by christine bishop on 6th May 2013 at 20:43
had many a good meal there in the 60s


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