Photo-a-Day (Friday, 19th June, 2009)
Wigan Town Hall
Photo: Dave (Nikon D300 - Nikon 12-24mm AF-S F4)
That back half was not there when I lived in Wigan in the 1950s and 60s.
I guess they needed all that extra space in which to make more bad decisions on how to deveop the town.
Quite right, the original building was completed I believe in 1903 and the extension added in the 1920s.
The extension was definitely there, Dave, when I went to Junior Technical School 1939-1943.
According to the council's website, It is ' Wigan's grandest building' and was built 1901-3. The architect was Briggs & Wolstenholme who designed amongst many other things, the Port of Liverpool Building.
ps. there is also a picture of Marks & Soencers in Makinson's Arcade 1900.
Thanks for the info :)
Good photo, good comments. I do tend to agree with Alan though. Quite cynical Alan but seemingly quite true.Well done.
you know I have never noticed that before but the difference in the arctitecture is significant thanks OY
The extention was added wih money from the miners pension/welfare fund.
Can anyone help?
I am looking for information on Wigan Junior Technical School located in what is now the Town Hall.
When did it open?
When did it close and why?
Headmasters and teaching staff etc.
Lets not forget,the original use of this building was the Wigan Mining and Technical College, the Twn only took it over when their origal Ton Hall was a wreck.