Comment by David Fairclough on 11th July 2014 at 00:04
I like it Brian, where was this shot taken from?
Comment by Ken R on 11th July 2014 at 00:23
Good photo of the Pier area, how does the Orwell do for trade? I remember fifty years ago the place was literally falling apart with decay and ill-use.
Comment by Alan (Vancouver Island) on 11th July 2014 at 00:23
This place reminds me of Wigan more than any other.
Comment by PeterP on 11th July 2014 at 07:18
Ken R if you look closer at the photo it is NOW falling into decay with not being used
Comment by Marcus on 11th July 2014 at 08:33
PeterP. The Orwell is still in fair condition and open for business.
What it could use is a little more trade. The veranda and the terrace outside - visible in your photo - is a marvelous place to enjoy a drink on a nice day (surrounded by landmarks of our industrial heritage) and the weather for this weekend looks reasonably good SO COME ON WIGANERS, GET DOWN TO THE PIER FOR A PINT then maybe this famous landmark will still be there for our grandchildren to enjoy !
Comment by peterp on 11th July 2014 at 16:21
Marcus the Orwell may be in good nick but the rest of the area is falling into disrepair. There are people who are trying to safe it before it gets to expensive to repair
Comment by Polly on 11th July 2014 at 17:56
Industrial heritage is about people and the struggle they faced to put bread on the table.
Comment by Brian on 11th July 2014 at 21:32
Thanks for the comments.
Taken from the top floor of Keep Britain Tidy offices.
Comment by Ken R on 12th July 2014 at 00:14
I remember a couple of years after the area had been restored, they advertised a "Scholes Re-union Night, on a Saturday night" . having lived a portion of our married life in Scholes, we decided to go to the bash. there was about ten couples there, what a disappointment, needless to say there were no more re-unions.
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