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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 8th August, 2011)

Penningtons


Penningtons
Another change of 'curtains'.

Photo: Judith Elsey (age 11)  (Fuji Finepix A500)
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Comment by: honk2 on 8th August 2011 at 00:10

Another good one Judith what a contrast between the old and the new, the lighting is perfect it makes the old place stands out well done. Don’t think your dad could have done better, bought a few things from there in the past.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 8th August 2011 at 09:20

Another of Wigan's listed buildings left to deteriorate......

Comment by: Dave on 8th August 2011 at 21:05

Nice shot Judith :)

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 8th August 2011 at 23:28

Was this a furniture shop?
wondered if it was the same pennington family I went to school with... twins Eva and Ada ?(a long time ago !!)

Comment by: Judith on 9th August 2011 at 21:07

Yes, it was Eva and Ada penningtons shop. My great grandma's shop.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) Nee Smith on 12th August 2011 at 21:46

Hello Judith Who was your gt.Grandma ??Now i feel really,really old !i`m a gt.grandma too ! The school we went to was st michael`s

Comment by: flaggy delf on 23rd August 2011 at 11:42

Can anyone tell me the full story of the child's head over the door. Drowned in the Douglas but when?

Comment by: a bolton on 23rd August 2011 at 11:47

I am afraid it looks so sad and out of place in this area of wigan!

Comment by: Tommy Ralphs on 23rd August 2011 at 19:25

I understood that Penningtons was next door to this building

Comment by: Christine Dunphy on 25th August 2015 at 05:23

They leave buildings like this to become unsafe, and then demolish them. It's a very old and much used trick of Wigan Council. It wouldn't surprise me if it catches fire like the Casino did.

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