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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 27th December, 2007)

The Way We Were


The Way We Were
The "Way We Were" museum at Wigan Pier, sadly no more.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: David on 27th December 2007 at 07:27

Why has it closed?

Comment by: ozzielass on 27th December 2007 at 10:43

It is very sad that such a tourist drawcard like this should be closing. I visited myself a couple of times and thought it was world class and pretty unique. What a shame, it would be one place I would have recommended to any visitors to Wigan.

Comment by: Ron Dawber on 27th December 2007 at 11:49

Places like this tend to glamorize times gone buy. As a 14 year old boy I pushed a handcart like the one in the center of the picture up and down Scholes with sand cement on it .I would sooner forget it .It wasn't like it shows, believe me.

Comment by: Harold Blinston on 27th December 2007 at 12:50

Hi Ron,(im Harold Blinston ex Harold St.) just read your comments on "way we were".I agree, it does glamorize life in those days,in reality it was very different.
I think as we get older we like to look back upon things we remember.the fact that we are able to do that is a bonus.

Comment by: Ron D on 27th December 2007 at 14:28

HI Harold. It certainly is a bonus .I was boasting ,not moaning.

Comment by: Harold Blinston on 27th December 2007 at 22:18

Ron,
Sorry if you read my reply as suggesting you were "moaning".I was'nt. We were mates for what seemed a long time,and I was agreeing wlth your view that the past can glamorize the reality.

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