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Crawford Street, Wigan


In The Name of The Law
Photo: DTease
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Item #: 31663
The Old Courts, Crawford St, Wigan from All Saints Churchyard.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th November 2019 at 12:22

Another 'quality'photo, I remember working on the second floor up at the far end in the early 90's for 12 months. Used to sit in the churchyard in the summer, eating my butties....

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 15th November 2019 at 12:40

What an attractive building...smooth, red bricks always remind me of Wigan.

Comment by: Alan on 15th November 2019 at 13:11

Good quality brickwork.

Comment by: john brown on 15th November 2019 at 14:38

I go there every week jamming with friends.

Comment by: Mr X on 15th November 2019 at 14:39

Prince Charles came to Wigan without Camilla earlier this year on a showery April 3. I was there at this location to watch him when he went first to the Old Courts, before walking the short distance to Uncle Joes Mintball factory, and then by car to Wigan Little Theatre.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 15th November 2019 at 14:58

These were the County Courts, as distinct from the Wigan Borough Court. Prior to the amalgamation of Wigan Borough Police, into the Lancashire Constabulary, 1969.

Comment by: linma on 15th November 2019 at 17:19

I worked next door at the County police offices from late 60's to early 70's.
There weren't half some rum goings on in the parish church gardens in the summer!

Comment by: Mike on 15th November 2019 at 21:46

In the 1950's this building also housed the offices of Ministry of Labour and National Service , H.M.Customs and Excise (as it was then known) and also the Ministry of Transport Driving Test Centre .

Comment by: Alan on 16th November 2019 at 09:08

Helen the bricks are red Accrington.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 16th November 2019 at 13:36

Thanks Alan, I will change that to Lancashire... but then the Accrington bricks were used to build the attractive building in Wigan, so I stand by my comment that smooth red bricks remind me of Wigan.....

Comment by: rt on 17th November 2019 at 02:01

the Accrington no 1 engineering brick was designed to stop water ingress and also damp penetration which made it ideal for our area the only other brick with the same quality that I can think of is the Staffordshire blue which is a lot of useless information I know sorry I butted in carry on

Comment by: Veronica on 17th November 2019 at 14:00

rt you are not 'butting in' ... I have lived in two houses built with Accrington brick, no finer brick! They last much longer than modern bricks and look better.

Comment by: Alan on 19th November 2019 at 15:02

And the buildings always look new.

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