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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 27th July, 2010)

Museum of Wigan Life


Museum of Wigan Life
The recently refurbished Free Library, Library Street, Wigan.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: mags on 27th July 2010 at 06:52

What memories, went to work there as a library assist when I left Wigan Girls High School, mid to late 50's.

Comment by: Helen on 27th July 2010 at 08:11

Now thats more like it, refurbishing instead of demolishing a fine building. Great photo.

Comment by: maggie on 27th July 2010 at 09:19

This used to be one of my favourite places, I used to go at least once a week - having gone through the books in the childrens' libary very quickly - I used my parents' tickets until I was old enough. Such wonderful books.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 27th July 2010 at 10:39

I never went in this building until it was The History Shop, but as a child I went to the old Powell Childrens Library which I think was on Station Road, I know where it was THEN, but the area has changed so much I can't pinpoint where it stood.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 27th July 2010 at 10:53

Well said, Helen. A really lovely building, full of character.

Comment by: John on 27th July 2010 at 19:56

Well said Helen...how right you are.

Comment by: Margaret Finch on 29th July 2010 at 15:51

I remember sneezing once whilst studying on the upper floor and a Lady came up the stairs and said QUIET PLEASE and I only sneezed

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