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Market Place, Wigan


Photo: Frank Orrell
Views: 665
Item #: 32835
The Christmas tree and lights in Market Place in 1988.

Comment by: gibo on 23rd December 2020 at 16:16

Looking like Christmas. Todays lights and a poor excuse for a tree. Shame on you Wigan Council.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd December 2020 at 20:54

Gibo, you may think Wigan has a poor take on a Christmas Tree....take a look at the dire effort in Cromer, Norfolk....I'm speechless. Give me a big sherry Garry !

Comment by: Edna on 23rd December 2020 at 21:29

Wigan seemed a magical place then. Its lost its sparkle, as well as shops!!

Comment by: CJAlan on 24th December 2020 at 08:19

I have commented on another picture about Market Place - I still believe the elevated area on the left where the tree is stood looked much better then than it does now.

The seating area they have on Market Place now is just shoddy and bland. The whole of the town centre is now looking in a rather sorry state which I cannot see improving any time soon.

Comment by: H on 24th December 2020 at 13:30

There is an urgency to modernise to keep up with progress , yet Wigan had all it needed , it worked ! The way it was would have attracted people and business to Wigan , now , even Wigganers
are shopping elsewhere . What’s that saying ‘ if it ain’t broke ...

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