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"New" Town Hall, Market Place
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 32729
In response to a few queries as to just where the "new" Town Hall was in the Market Place, here is a map showing its location.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2020 at 17:16

Thanks Keith I was confusing the new Town Hall with Moot Hall!

Comment by: Keith on 19th October 2020 at 20:51

I believe Veronica that no photograph of the Moot Hall exists, although there are illustrations. But there is a photo on the site somewhere that shows a very small portion of it.

Comment by: Keith on 19th October 2020 at 22:19

Veronica, the only known photo of Moot Hall (a partial view) can be seen if you go to https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=23704&gallery=Market+Place%2C+Wigan&page=4

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2020 at 23:35

Thank you Keith, I have seen an engraving of the Moot Hall before, in fact I have a small print of a painting somewhere with it on. It's fascinating to think the old building of the Black Horse is still standing near the passageway to the Parish Church.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 20th October 2020 at 09:35

So they knocked the New Town Hall down and built toilets in it's place, ironic :)

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