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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 13th January, 2016) Views: 2,364 
The Old Courts
 The Old Courts   by Danny Staff  (Sony DSC-H200)
Another view, this time from King Street West.

Comment by Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 13th January 2016 at 03:43
A beautiful building of classic design. There is nothing like this where I live. (mind you, I live in the nearest place to heaven on earth !) But I still love Wigan.


Comment by Mick on 13th January 2016 at 07:19
I wonder who was the last Wiganer was who looked out of that cupola


Comment by walt (North Yorkshire) on 13th January 2016 at 08:10
Alan (on Vancouver Island), I had the good fortune of visiting 'Victoria Town' on Vancouver Island some years ago a most beautiful place with lots of old buildings however, Wigan does still have some lovely buildings and this picture shows just that, thanks Danny for this I don't live in Wigan anymore so this is a great pic for me.


Comment by Carolaen on 13th January 2016 at 08:39
Almost opposite this building on King Street West was the site of the Golden Clog Nightclub in the early 60's. I think was the first nightclub in Wigan and Matt Monro appeared there. I was too young for the club but my parents were members. I did go there one though when they had a children's party. Does anyone elese of my age group (I am 64 this year) remember this club and the children's parties in particular.


Comment by Hugh Wilson on 13th January 2016 at 12:06
Mick, A cupola is a rounded dome - I don't see one in the picture??


Comment by antar on 13th January 2016 at 12:16
didnt tommy duffy ex heavyweight boxer own it then it became the las vegas , if there was any trouble he used to leap over the bar split the troublemakers up and say right lads winner fights me , they stopped straight away .


Comment by Jonno on 13th January 2016 at 15:45
I can see one Hugh, a cupula isn't necessarily a rounded dome, most are i grant you, but they can be of varying shapes, a lot are pointed.I would say that this is a good example of a non-rounded one.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 13th January 2016 at 16:16
You are right Jonno.
Extract from:-
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cupola
Cupola
1.
Architecture.
a.a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere.
b.a dome, especially one covering a circular or polygonal area.
2.
any of various domelike structures.
3.
Metallurgy. a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast.


Comment by Kas on 13th January 2016 at 16:28
A high vantage point to look over the world, one internet source said. I,m happy with that
Thanks for the picture Danny


Comment by Derek Platt on 13th January 2016 at 17:35
There's me thinking a cupula was a type of furnace. Great photo of the Wigan I remember. By the way Alan I thought I lived in the next best place to heaven in Abbotsford


Comment by Kas on 13th January 2016 at 18:40
Oops! out.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 13th January 2016 at 21:40
Derek; a cupola is also a furnace! See my comment at 16:16.


Comment by Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 14th January 2016 at 01:29
Where's Abbotsford ??


Comment by Derek Platt on 14th January 2016 at 17:38
Alan (on Vancouver Island) you must be joking, or have you never left the island. Abbotsford is about 70km's east of Vancouver on highway one


Comment by Ellen on 15th January 2016 at 01:07
Gosh Alan,even I (in Mid-Western Ontario ) know where Abbotsford is!!


Comment by Johnny Peters on 20th January 2016 at 09:40
I remember the Las Vegas club. Used to be a disco and in the back was a roulette table. Sometimes they had strippers on. Billy Butler the scouse DJ often played. I'm goin back to late 60's.


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