Ornate window at the arcade entrance on Standishgate.
Comment by Ellen on 1st March 2017 at 05:29
I love this entrance to the arcade,almost as much as the other end.--When was the arcade built? The lettering in glass suggests art nouveau to me, but maybe I am wrong, as my computer tells me I am even spelling it wrongly. However,I can't think of another spelling of nouveau!
Comment by Helen of Troy on 1st March 2017 at 08:07
I love this as well Ellen, an iconic bit of Wigan...long may it remain.A good photo Jane.
Comment by tricia on 1st March 2017 at 08:13
Well that is how I would spell it too ! Maybe it should be capital A and N ...or just maybe your computer cannot spell !
Hope you are well x
Comment by A,W. on 1st March 2017 at 09:26
Ellen, the glass canopy with the lettering is comparatively modern,it was added in the 1990's if I remember rightly. The arched window however, dates back to the building of the arcade.
Comment by tricia on 1st March 2017 at 11:10
Should've said Ellen !
I must have been away with the fairies ! :-)
Comment by Fred Mason on 1st March 2017 at 12:22
Standishgate 1910 showing the Arcade as it was then.