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 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 26th May, 2017) Views: 1,687 
Wigan Hall
 Wigan Hall   by Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-Pro2)
aka The Rectory. Check back tomorrow for a look inside.

Comment by Fred Mason on 26th May 2017 at 07:50
A very well composed photo, Dave.

A lovely old building.


Comment by irene roberts on 26th May 2017 at 09:08
It's lovely. I remember Canon Forrest who lived there. He took in a dog that had been abandoned, and he used to bring it into the shop where I worked. He was a lovely man.


Comment by DTease on 26th May 2017 at 10:25
I wish they would fix that chimney stack over the door. It looks very dodgy.


Comment by Veronica on 26th May 2017 at 12:03
Just one of the many old and interesting buildings in Wigan which should be cherished.


Comment by Bod on 26th May 2017 at 12:35
Can someone please tell us where this is.


Comment by irene roberts on 26th May 2017 at 13:17
Opposite the Frog Lane entrance to the bus station and The Tudor pub. I stands behind a wall.


Comment by DerekB on 26th May 2017 at 14:18
Bod, if you look from the section of the Post Office sorting office overlooking Frog Lane or the Frog Lane entrance to the bus station, this building is almost directly opposite.


Comment by . Ozymandias . on 26th May 2017 at 14:35
Bod, if you're familiar with Wigan, then it's at the junction of Frog lane, New Market St. and Hallgate, directly opposite the northerly exit of Wigan bus station. If you're not familiar with Wigan, then you'll probably be none the wiser. Up until a couple of years ago, the place was partially obscured by trees, until a couple of local entrepreneurs spent a shedful of money renovating the place. As an aside, I was informed by the workmen, that Eric whatever his name is, the bloke off Emmerdale, being chummy with the said entrepreneurs, copped for all the logs for his wood burner. Just thought I'd include that little snippet. You never know, the question might just come up on University Challenge.


Comment by Anne on 26th May 2017 at 15:58
Isn't this just the type of building that gives Wigan character, as Veronica says should be cherished.


Comment by Cyril on 26th May 2017 at 19:18
Ozzy it's Eric Charles Pollard played by Chris Chittell.

Are those springs of water still bubbling up where the Community Centre was, gullies had been put in at one time to drain away the water, before the college gym, now the Wheel restaurant was built there was also springs there too.


Comment by Ellen on 26th May 2017 at 19:41
This is a truly lovely building. Does anyone know when it was built?

Irene, I too remember Canon Forrest,but from somewhat earlier than his living here.-He was an (almost) contemporary of mine at UGS, actually two or so years earlier than my year. Alan (on Vancouver Island) was probably in his year>


Comment by Bod on 26th May 2017 at 23:14
Thanks folks now I know where it is,just been informed that past Wigan rugby player Phil Clarke has something to do with the renovations sorry ozy not lived in Wigan for 40 years now for my sins but would move back tomorrow if possible nice pic Dave.


Comment by Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 27th May 2017 at 00:37
Yes Ellen, he was. He also baptised my second daughter when he was Rector at the Parish Church.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 27th May 2017 at 10:54
Yes Bod. Phil Clarke and his brother Andy are running their digital sports science tech business from there. There will be an article about it in the Summer edition of Borough Life magazine - which is why I was there.


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