Comment by Jim Latham on 30th November 2015 at 00:03
I'm not your LARGEST FAN.
Comment by Mick on 30th November 2015 at 00:04
What ever it is it looks indestructible
Comment by Ano on 30th November 2015 at 00:43
Well I'm blowed!
Comment by Ken R on 30th November 2015 at 01:00
You are a large volume mining circulating fan.
Comment by Derek Platt on 30th November 2015 at 02:02
The only thing I can think of is a wind turbine, but it is probably some kind of display the council have spent hundreds of thousand dollars for.
Comment by A.W. on 30th November 2015 at 09:38
Could it be a Walker Brothers "Indestructible" fan?
Comment by Colin Harlow on 30th November 2015 at 10:46
Walker built Sutton Manor Fan, rebuilt here in Wigan.
Comment by Garry on 30th November 2015 at 10:48
£s not Dollars Derek Platt, this is Great Britain not yanky land.
Comment by Garry on 30th November 2015 at 10:59
It's a steam ships propeller.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 30th November 2015 at 11:03
Derek, I`m amazed you don`t know this. Surely you`ve been to the Trencherfield Mill area on your visits from Canada?
Comment by Garry on 30th November 2015 at 16:40
Ernest you haven't said what it is!!
have you!! so leave Derek alone.
Comment by Alex on 30th November 2015 at 17:16
Comment by Derek Platt on 30th November 2015 at 17:25
Sorry Gary, I've been in Canada too long. And Ernest, I only go to pubs when I visit England
Comment by Derek Platt on 30th November 2015 at 17:33
Sorry Gary I've been in Canada too long. By the way I wouldn't live in Yankie land. And Ernest I only go to pubs and clubs when I visit England apart from walking round Wigan eating meat and potato pies
Comment by Ellen on 30th November 2015 at 18:52
Garry-We do have dollars in Canada.--And we are definitely not in "yanky land!!
Comment by Garry on 30th November 2015 at 19:08
Yanks came to mind Ellen and Derek.
Lovely country Canada.
Comment by PeterP on 30th November 2015 at 20:50
Garry if you go to Trencherfield Mill via Caroline Street as you go onto the car park the mine ventilation extractor fan is on show there
Comment by fred foster on 30th November 2015 at 21:24
It is a Walker "indestructible" fan, used by most of the mines in Wigan and the surrounding areas. There was one of these at Stones colliery where I used to work. They were driven by a steam engine and were placed in a fan drift just below the surface in the up cast shaft
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 1st December 2015 at 18:47
Brian; have been waiting for you to reveal all.
So here`s a website that includes a photo of this Walker Indestructible Fan:-
Comment by Garry on 1st December 2015 at 22:16
No need Ernest. its a indestructible fan, like most of us know.
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