Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 21st November, 2009)
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
Best knock the one thats for sale down & start again...a case of do better next time.
This replacing of good old architecture with modern eyesores happens in Jersey as well as Wigan,Brian.On a brief visit to Wigan last week I noticed that most of the old buildings were empty on 1st and 2nd floors.I did have a word with the builders on the site of the old Millgate prison in the hope they might spot the remains.
Old Millgate prison?
Hi David,you probably haven't seen my previous reports.The old prison was underneath the pet shop that was demolished to make way for the childrens centre recently demolished for the new heritage centre.
Thanks for the interesting history Brian...I always thought there was a prison David around the top of Library Street, or it could have been an old Police station...They did find some old cells I think during some building work 60/70s
Thanks Alex,I know I wasn't dreaming when I saw the cells 47 years ago.
The point I was making about Brians photo is that the old buildings seem little.
I remember the speech days for the convent in the Queens hall.it was back in the 70's.
Lovely to see the Queens Hall in all it's glory - It's a grade 2 listed and, as such, one of the buildings they CAN'T knock down.
And they still sell the best cup of coffee in Wigan
Sang with the Wigan Schools Choir in the Queens Hall, 1950/51. Brilliant acoustics if I remember rightly. Dave,did we,TLS have our speech days there? It's something that I can't quite recall!!
Hi Roy, yes TLS had our speech day there, I was at TLS from 1957 - 1962.
What an unsightly mess that building is! How on earth should that have been allowed to be 'added on' to a beautiful place as the Queens Hall.
Thanks Mossy,usually I have a decent memory,I can recall being there for presentations not 100% what they were.TLS 1953/58.