Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 15th June, 2011)
Good as new
Photo: David Barker (Nikon D3000 Sigma 70-300 lens 1/200s f/10)
Nice clear photo David. Doesn't this look great now it has it's sails back?
A lovely historical building preserved for future generations, well done to all concerned. Pity Wigan council didn't see restoration as an option with all the historical buildings they have demolished in the past.
Yes, thats a good job well done. It looks lovely.
Perhaps Wigan Council have see the light & are moving into the 21st century where restoration & keeping your heritage is concerned...I hope so !
Great photographic record of a magnificent building.
Good restoration job. Looks a million times better. Is it me though or are the sails a little shorter than the originals ?. Still looks good though. Keep up the good work. They may make a start on Haigh Hall next :)
Nice one David, looks good now that it's finished.
Great pic bruv x
Well said, Helen,
We need to encourage the council to keep up the good work.
Save Wigan campaign is doing a great job in this regard. To join simply go to
Thanks All ,I have put some more detailed photos of the restoration work on the Wiganworld message boards under general.
I guess it's a non-functional windmill as the sails are vented and could not catch the wind. Just for show, I suppose.
It looks a lot better, but it lacks the fantail and gantry shown on earler photographs.
Good one David. Are there any bits and pieces inside, or is it just a shell?