New Wigan Heritage Website

Started by: Perkin Warbeck (1459)

Wigan Buildings of Interest

Save Wigan would appreciate your comments and suggestions on additional buildings of interest and future improvements to the website.

Started: 23rd Nov 2015 at 09:52
Last edited by Perkin Warbeck: 1st Dec 2015 at 19:25:57

Posted by: delboy (58)

Replied: 23rd Nov 2015 at 10:32

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

Perkin, Is Bluecoat school still standing. Someone told me the oldest building in Wigan is within the Parish Church. Apparently it was the Bluecoat School at one point. It doesn't look that old but they said it's because it's been power washed and has a new door on. Do you know which one.

Replied: 9th Dec 2015 at 19:47

Posted by: tonker (24059) 

The Bluecoat School was 'first' built in the late 1700's. The Whitesmith's Arms, 86 Standishgate, was built in the early 1600's, almost 200 years earlier.

As for comments and suggestions for future improvements to the website, I'd suggest they stick to 'Wigan' buildings ie: buildings IN Wigan.
If they insist on buildings in Wigan council area, call it Wigan Borough Buildings, not Wigan and Leigh Buildings and then include buildings which are neither in Wigan OR Leigh!

It's the difference between a good, factual site and yet another site full of copied bullshit !

Replied: 9th Dec 2015 at 23:36

Posted by: jo anne (33741) 

This may be of interest:

Saving a Century, 8th Jan - 24 Mar 2016, free entry - link

Archive photographs and material from over 50 years of The Victorian Society's fight to save historic Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

Replied: 1st Jan 2016 at 22:09
Last edited by jo anne: 22nd May 2019 at 21:00:53

Posted by: tonker (24059) 

Replied: 3rd Jan 2016 at 18:02


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