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Wigan Pier

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Wigan Pier before renovation
Photo: Brian
Views: 203
Item #: 32529
Photo taken in the early 80s.
(Photo by John Metcalfe).

Comment by: Chris Dickinson on 29th June 2020 at 10:14

I vaguely remember the Pier as it was in this picture prior to the multi million pound regeneration project that took place shortly afterwards. The Queen came to Wigan in 1986 to unveil a plaque outside the Orwell & the new 'Way We Were' Museum.

Fast forward thirty odd years and the site is now in a worst state than it was pre-1986. Absolutely shocking. I appreciate the site is now being refurbished again but I have my doubts as to whether it can be restored to its former glory. I believe the aim is to turn it into residential space.

Comment by: James Hanson on 29th June 2020 at 20:22

I don't know why they call that 'the pier'. It's not the original pier, it's the 'make believe' one. But, hey, this is Wigan, and Wiganers will believe anything they're told., especially if the council tell it.

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