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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 9th September, 2011)

Abandoned Brickworks


Abandoned Brickworks
Old brickworks near the clay pit in Orrell. The building has been abandoned and has fallen into disrepair.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon EOS 500D)
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Comment by: Alan on 9th September 2011 at 00:23

Oh no ! I remember that when it was in production.

Comment by: Mkichael Gormally on 9th September 2011 at 00:38

"The building has been abandoned and has fallen into disrepair."

Like most of our poor town, laid waste by year after year after year of blinkered Socialist governance.

Comment by: peterp on 9th September 2011 at 06:59

thought i was looking at Wigan town centre at first was ok once i put my glasses on

Comment by: Lin on 9th September 2011 at 09:26

Is that Bispham Hall Brick & Tile? They used to make clay drainage pipes there. I've walked passed there and over the fields to Billinge many a time. Good photo, Dan.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 9th September 2011 at 09:44

They use to have the word "Orrell" engraved in each brick.

How long does it take for photos to appear on photo-a-day once they've been sent by email?

Comment by: Cyril on 9th September 2011 at 11:45

Your right there peterp, it's just like some of the sights that greet visitors or those passing through Wigan town centre, I often wonder what they will think of the town after seeing such sights.

Comment by: carol on 9th September 2011 at 12:17

Whereabouts in Orrell is this?

Comment by: Lin on 9th September 2011 at 18:38

Carol, it's in Smethurst Road, just before the Billinge Hospital (that was) site.

Comment by: Dave Stevens on 20th May 2012 at 11:50

It was called Bispham Hall Brick and Terracotta Company. My Dad worked there for a few years.

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