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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 22nd August, 2009)

Wigan Children's Library

Wigan Children's Library
Demolition Day - Saturday 15th August 2009

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D300 - Nikon 17-55mm AF-S F2.8)
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Comment by: Derek in Aus. on 22nd August 2009 at 05:41

How old was that building?
Why is it being demolished?

Comment by: marieg69 on 22nd August 2009 at 09:34

a lovely building like that should have lasted hundreds of years what a waste

Comment by: Bill J on 22nd August 2009 at 11:02

Another superb building destroyed yet again by Wigan Labour council, They have ruined the town, Please do not leave your house unoccupied or it will not be there when you get back, Labour councils are ruthless,

Comment by: Jean J on 22nd August 2009 at 12:04

What a waste.A sad moment in time captured.

Comment by: tricia on 22nd August 2009 at 12:17

One can only blame the people who keep voting them in.

Comment by: zoe on 22nd August 2009 at 15:19

What a sad site that is, such ashame to lose the childrens library :(

Comment by: peter on 22nd August 2009 at 15:43

just been up there today 22/8/09
and its all gone
beautiful building
what a waste

Comment by: Bill J on 22nd August 2009 at 16:25

Let the Wigan public vote them out the next time ,Greengrass Turner, Mc Cartney, etc etc, £60,000 a year and still never satisfied, A lot of the decent and honest people of this town can do the job a whole lot better, Let us soon be rid of them,

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 22nd August 2009 at 17:32

This image shows a very cavalier attitude towards rate and taxpayers of the area but just like bank managers those responsible are never brought o book for their actions.It is one of the most disgraceful sights I have seen in the town of Wigan.

Comment by: Dave on 22nd August 2009 at 18:13

The replacement will be superb!

Most Wiganners won't like it though. Because it's new and modern and they like a good moan anyway :-)


Comment by: Wigan Bob on 22nd August 2009 at 20:23

Simply turn out in numbers and vote the thick Labour councillors out once and for all

Comment by: Beryl Hallsworth on 22nd August 2009 at 21:14

Why has it been demolished?

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 23rd August 2009 at 09:06

Like the U.K. Gov.,Dave,you just don't get it.

Comment by: ourmaude on 23rd August 2009 at 11:23

It has been demolished so the new joint service centre can be built which will house both adults and childrens libraries, swimming pool etc. The building is only around 20 years old but it was jerry built, the roof leaked very badly.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 23rd August 2009 at 17:44

Then it's to be hoped that the same builder isn't given the new contract,ourmaude.All buildings are inspected during and after construction so what happened here to create this very costly mistake.I am just responding to one very negative comment.

Comment by: bren on 24th August 2009 at 11:38

I never realized that the childrens library was being demolished !!! what on earth are wigan council thinking about ??? that building cant be that old. An eysore like the old police station still remains ! why ???

Comment by: Specer on 24th August 2009 at 15:01

OURMAUDE, I went in there every week for years, non of the staff ever mentioned about leaks, that was a sperb building, destroyed so the idiotic council can build a minature swimming pool only fit for under fives, I bet Greengrass Turner and his cronies will do allright out of it,

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 25th August 2009 at 12:04

Just for the record,ourmaude,By 'negative comment'I was not refering to yours which was fair comment.

Comment by: Paul Leather on 25th August 2009 at 22:35

Wot a nice building to be demolished, they should demolish Millgate council offices the ugly looking concrete building, which is a blot on the landscape

Comment by: Wigan Bob on 26th August 2009 at 14:27

Don't give them ideas Paul, they'll be spending millions on that next.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 30th August 2009 at 11:47

Broke the record with this one,Dave.
Who said the people don't care?

Comment by: kit on 2nd September 2009 at 02:40

"rape" of our towns continue I see

Watch out Earlestown (Town Hall) and Newton (green belt - Parkside) you'll be next

Roll on The People's Revolution!!!


Comment by: Th'owd Mon on 13th September 2009 at 16:51

Surprised the whole lot didn't catch fire first. That's what normally happens. Low Hall, Whitley High School, Wigan Casino, Park Rd Farm barn. Sure others can add to this list.

Comment by: Derek Rudd on 23rd September 2016 at 15:30

Gone just like many other useful buildings. Wigan as changed so much and although you can't stand in the way of progress why have so many council dwellings have been pulled down? Plattbridge, Hindley, Scholes and Worsley Mesnes had half of their estates demolished. It's no wonder there is a shortage of council houses! another thing is the amount of trees? I do like trees and although there was still many around you used to be able see for miles around years ago, now your lucky to see a few hundred yards. Derek Rudd

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