Photo-a-Day (Friday, 7th January, 2011)
Wallgate (4 of 4)
If you look up you will always see interesting buildings above modern day shop fronts...this a classic example...very nice pic.
My friend in London always points out the ornate tops to buildings in Wigan when he visits, and marvels at the workmanship of the Victorians. I think when you live in a place you just don't see it.
Spider Man at work again.Great photos.
Mixed feelings on the cctv Brian, late nights in some places, why not. Four interesting photos. Cheers H.
One of our teachers can't remember if it was at Junior School or WGHS taught us to always look up at the tops of the buildings in the town centre. It is a habit that remains with me today !
Great photo. Which part of Wallgate is it please?
I remember my sister saying she was a youngster who worked above the shops, and it was a sewing place. She mentioned having a great time and a new learning curb, earning her 1st wage. Thanks for the photo.
I saw a TV crime programme where someone deliberately ran down another person then reversed over them,all captured on CCTV.I am all in favour.
Ahhh,,,Big brother still watches over and above us!
Was the corner shop Addison's Wines in the 60s?
4 very good photos of Wallgate Brian but the last 3 are very interesting angles from a different perspective.
Can you tell me where did you get your tripod from. :)
wasnt the saddle shop to the right?
Good shot, probably from the same position as #2, #2 is to the right of this shot.
There used to be a saddlery just a little further round the corner ,where the wast bins are towards the rly car park
The place above the corner bottle shop was called Stevenson's, The sewing place made mainly dresses for women & Children.
I agree with Beth, if you turn left you come to Grothorpe Street, if I remember correctly , and further on Ham Lane , next to Molly's chip shop