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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 14th April, 2010)

Do You Know What it is Yet?


Do You Know What it is Yet?
Installation of a new sculpture at Trencherfield Mill.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
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Comment by: Lee Layland on 14th April 2010 at 07:47

Are the windows broken, or is it just a reflection?

Comment by: Eric J on 14th April 2010 at 10:04

They cant half waste our council tax money,its time these disgusting Labour councillors are voted out,

Comment by: Alby on 14th April 2010 at 10:57

Stop a moauning Eric,at least nobody will be able to pinch this sculpt.

Comment by: Cyril on 14th April 2010 at 11:17

It's always been the same at the financial year end, the council departments spend money on anything just to get rid of it - just so they don't get penalised in the next years budget allocation.

Good photo by the way Mick, I suppose we will have to go down and see what it is, or will the answer be posted tomorrow?

The windows do look broken Lee.

Comment by: pat on 14th April 2010 at 12:25

Gosh - grumpy old men!!!

The windows are not broken - just look properly.

And I don't think that you can have enough art and sculptures around Wigan and district, a bit of culture is good for everyone.
So there!

Comment by: Jo Anne on 14th April 2010 at 13:31

Great photo - thanks, Mick.
No, I don't know what it is yet :o)
I looked at all the new sculptures yesterday, but there wasn't any displayed information about them.

It's a lovely landscaped area to sit in now - not sure if council money paid for it?

Unfortunately, those windows are badly smashed. They have been for quite some time.

Comment by: JOn on 14th April 2010 at 15:24

Sorry to say Pat, but the windows ARE broken, ive walked past many times.

Comment by: lynne halliwell on 14th April 2010 at 15:57

The windows are broken, the vandals used to rip up the bricks from the block paving path running along side, and then use the windows for target practise. Pity they were never caught!

Comment by: Cyril on 14th April 2010 at 17:07

Now, now Pat, grumpy I may admit to, but owd - never.

Comment by: George on 14th April 2010 at 18:20

It looks like a giant faclice

Comment by: Mick on 14th April 2010 at 19:49

Yes a lot of the ground floor window are broken and they reckon its been done by local Wigan lads.

The sculptures will only stay for a few months and then be moved to another town.

If you click on this link you can see a video of the other sculptures that are also there.

http://www.youtube.com/user/singaporemick?feature=mhw5#p/a/u/2/QBBjRFgezCM

Comment by: josie pennington nee becket on 14th April 2010 at 22:25

just looks like a daft shape as does all the ugly so called sculptures around wigan they should have mended the windows first its a joke , what about the beautifull sculpture just before you turn left near iceland it takes my breath away ha ha caus i cant stop laughin.

Comment by: cliff on 14th April 2010 at 22:29

pat , should av gone to speksavers.

Comment by: Mick on 14th April 2010 at 23:34

looks like a daft shape as does all the ugly so called sculptures around wigan they should have mended the windows first its a joke ,

Yes it is daft shape Josie but if you sit and relax and look at these daft shape modern sculptures they make you think if you have a open mind.

And the windows have been mended a few times but the yobbos keep breaking them.

And now with the new landscaping if you notice theres no spare rocks lying on the ground only tree bark so hopefully the windows will survive a bit longer next time

Comment by: pat on 16th April 2010 at 11:26

Oops... sorry, the windows are broken.

Re-phrase the "Grumpy Old Men" to Angry young men, much more apt.

Comment by: margo on 17th April 2010 at 09:24

the windows are due to be repaired very soon but whole window frames have to be made, because the glass cannot be changed from the inside. so thanks lads one day your money will be paying for others just like you ! The sculptures are representative of wigan being an industrial town with hard working folk , lets try and have some pride

Comment by: jean. on 27th April 2010 at 23:27

I never saw any industrial work which looked like any of these sculptures and i`ve certainly never seen people who look like this .Wigan people do have pride and love their town.so lets show it in a way that we recognise for heavens sake !

Comment by: Jo Anne on 18th May 2010 at 17:44

An informative plaque has now been fixed on the fence near to the sculpture :o)

The four sculptures there are the work of Charles Hadcock. http://www.charleshadcock.co.uk/

This one is called 'Sextus'.

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