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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 12th September, 2009)

Back of New Market Street

Back of New Market Street
View from bus station of properties facing Wigan & Leigh College, New Market Street, Wigan.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Tony on 12th September 2009 at 00:03

What an eyesore

Comment by: Sheda (Singapore) on 12th September 2009 at 04:48

Hi Brian, are they gonna demolished this building too?

Comment by: Harry C. on 12th September 2009 at 08:09

Not a lot better from the front!

Comment by: peterp on 12th September 2009 at 08:27

What a first impression for visitors this at one side of wigan and the (bombsite)old town hall at the other.

Comment by: dave marsh on 12th September 2009 at 10:01

One of these was the vicarage of St.Thomas's in Caroline St.and I always remember paying my only visit there in 1955 with very sad news.All things pass.

Comment by: Eric K on 12th September 2009 at 11:08

These were superb properties, let go to ruin by guess who, once again by that useless Wigan council, They cannot do anything constructive, all the councillors can do is look after themselves with our council tax money,

Comment by: The Straw Man on 12th September 2009 at 12:30

Is it a bank

Comment by: Caroline on 12th September 2009 at 17:48

I think your photos are great. How sad that this building has just been left?

Comment by: Den sm on 13th September 2009 at 10:28

I was told idiots took slates off roof, did the idiots not see the building lower down, Thick as the proverbial pig S---.

Comment by: liz on 15th September 2009 at 19:07

these are a row of town houses.I walked passed them for four years on my way to school in Frog lane.I think at the time these houses were lived in as well

Comment by: Ourmaude on 16th September 2009 at 22:58

all those houses are privately owned nothing to do with the Council

Comment by: Val Wadsworth on 21st September 2009 at 17:25

Growing up in the 60s and 70 my grandparents James and Elizabeth Molyneux lived in the ground floor flat of 1 new Market st, furthest building to the left of pic. it is a disgrace that they have been left to get in such a state. i have such happy memories of my childhood here.

Comment by: Peter B on 21st September 2009 at 21:11

Ourmaude, If you know who owns them you should name and shame them, They make the town a disgrace, then just maybe they will do something about them, Ideal houses for the homeless.

Comment by: Ferg on 11th July 2010 at 19:20

A real waste of a good location, these could be renovated to a high standard with very little effort. Saying that there is no need to persistantly abuse the council over undeveloped, unused buildings. It is not their fault if private investors are lazy or uninterested in using prime sites (well, upto a certain extent!)

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