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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 8th April, 2009)


Tesco on the site of where Central Park once stood, taken from the Grand Arcade car park.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Ol gal on 8th April 2009 at 00:06

Every little helps but not when it comes to preserving our heritage.

Comment by: Mick on 8th April 2009 at 08:26

Im always surprised how close Haigh Hall looks when viewed from the town.

Comment by: Mark Conroy on 8th April 2009 at 09:51

It is close as the crow flies Mick, but longer on foot as much of the walk is uphill on a winding path.

Comment by: DAVE MARSH on 8th April 2009 at 12:53

Lord of all he surveyed,Mick.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 8th April 2009 at 15:50

A landscape changed forever thanks to Jack Robinson!

Comment by: dave johnson on 8th April 2009 at 16:50

Have never been and never will go to Wigan Tesco, for me Central Park should not have been flattened but had money spent on it to bring it up to the standard of a modern stadium and therefore preserve a bit of Wigans history.

Comment by: Mick on 8th April 2009 at 18:08

Would you be saying same thing Dave if they had built a Doctors Surgery or a Hospital on the Central Park site.

Comment by: dave johnson on 8th April 2009 at 23:04

Certainly would, and I think all the people whose friends and relatives ashes were scattered there.

Comment by: Mick on 9th April 2009 at 08:45

You cant keep living in the past Dave all them ashes would have blown away soon after they had been scattered or mown collected with the grass cuttings.

Ken Barlow was asked recently how he was coping with the sudden lost of his wife, and his reply which I thought was a good one was "Death is just part of lifes cycle" you just have to get on with it.

So just think how many bargains you have missed out on by not going into Tescos

Comment by: A parr Australia on 9th April 2009 at 14:36

Wigan rugby is better where they are; at Robin Park, makeing space for a real shopping centre with some free parking.And you are right Mick,they have moved Haigh Hall closer to town

Comment by: dave johnson on 9th April 2009 at 17:39

Prefer ASDA anyway, its my corner shop as I live in Newtown.

Comment by: Jem Glover on 25th April 2009 at 23:44

Dave have you still got that special jacket with the big inside pockets

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