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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 6th March, 2016) Views: 2,591 
Exposed Floor
 Exposed Floor   by Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Wigan Town Hall.

Comment by John Harrison on 6th March 2016 at 01:57
Really interesting photograph [where do I look?] I cant help but feel I am missing the point?


Comment by PeterP on 6th March 2016 at 06:28
Looks nice but I bet the cost of repairs to this floor is more than is spent on filling pot holes on our roads.


Comment by Johnny on 6th March 2016 at 09:57
Looks like a Doctors Waiting Room without the magazines!


Comment by Maureen on 6th March 2016 at 11:02
Well..I can see that it's a terrazzo
floor,but I would love to know how long ago it was laid.


Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 6th March 2016 at 14:29
Maureen, it's the original floor. The building was opened on the 12 Jan.1903 by the Countess of Crawford. I appreciate its not the most inspiring photograph ,but it is part of our heritage , and as such I think is entitled to be on the site. Regards ,Tom.


Comment by Maureen on 6th March 2016 at 15:31
Thank you very much Thomas,it looks very Roman too doesn't it..there won't be many of those around will there.


Comment by A.W. on 6th March 2016 at 17:06
Nice to see something that the council have so far refrained from demolishing.


Comment by Vb on 6th March 2016 at 17:58
I am all for restoration rather than destroying!
Just imagine if work had been done on the old town hall instead of it falling into ruin! I wouldn't be surprised if those tiles were Minton manufactured. They have certainly stood the test of time even if they are not to everyone's taste


Comment by Fred Mason on 6th March 2016 at 18:42
Nice one, Tom.

Showing some of our history.


Comment by Andrew on 6th March 2016 at 20:40
I particularly enjoyed seeing this - I had no idea it existed an it was a treat to see. Thanks for sharing, Tom, much appreciated.


Comment by Ellen on 6th March 2016 at 21:22
Maybe mosaic, not terrazzo?


Comment by Vb on 6th March 2016 at 23:22
St George's Hall in Liverpool uncovered a hand crafted Minton mosaic and tile floor laid in 1853. It is displayed for two weeks annually and it is utterly beautiful


Comment by Maureen on 7th March 2016 at 09:12
Perhaps Tom will put us right.


Comment by Maureen on 8th March 2016 at 20:41
Or perhaps not..maybe we'll never know.


Comment by Johnny on 8th March 2016 at 23:11
Maureen
The first century AD. The mosaics were laid for the first Roman governor of Wigan, Davus Whelanius!


Comment by Maureen on 9th March 2016 at 07:47
And not a lot of people know that Johnny lol.


Comment by Vb on 11th March 2016 at 13:42
Do you think he fiddled as well O Johnnius when Wigan was destroyed as we knew it?


Comment by Johnny on 13th March 2016 at 15:27
I reckon Vbius...I bet he played every tune that suited him!


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