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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 6th January, 2011)

Wallgate (3 of 4)


Wallgate (3 of 4)
Ornate Moot Hall Chambers, Wallgate.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 6th January 2011 at 03:35

I was dis-oriented at first, and then it came to me. It's the top of Wallgate. I can see where I used to catch the Beech Hill bus many moons ago. It is a wonderful photo of a great building. Tell me, anyone, is this where the Moot Hall barbers used to be way back when.

Comment by: Alex B on 6th January 2011 at 10:30

Another high shot of our town...How do you get into all these buildings Brian.? Do you know someone on the inside? Great picture!

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 6th January 2011 at 11:35

It's good to see these different angles.It's amazing that most of us never look up as well as looking ahead.Eye level is what we're used to.

Comment by: wiganworldfan on 6th January 2011 at 12:35

The Moot Hall barbers were in the Commercial Yard further down market Place

Comment by: Steve S on 6th January 2011 at 15:12

Is this building called Moot Chambers because it is on the site of the original Moot Hall? I think that the Moot Hall is depicted on the old Wigan crest. Ancient and Loyal.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 6th January 2011 at 22:33

The Meadow Dairy, a grocers shop, was in the Moot Hall, many, many, years ago & my uncle was the Manager! Sawdust was on the floor & they had a bacon slicer of course.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 7th January 2011 at 22:05

I remember the old meadow Dairy they had a big butter pat as well....they dont make shops like that anymore !!Dont remember the place being called moot hall though.Wasnt there a big cafe (makinsons??) above this building or am I completely in the wrong part of town ? (Its a long time ago !)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th January 2011 at 14:23

Jean F (Wales); in Wigan World, click on `Forum`, then `Memories`, then `238 entries` which is underneath `Some shops that no longer exist....` and on page 2, Tony Johnson says Makinsons cafe was above Joan Barries.....

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 8th January 2011 at 21:12

Thanks Ernest......Love looking on the Memories" page.Will have another look for it.

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