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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 28th September, 2011)

Hallgate


Hallgate
Hallgate 26th September 2011

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D700 - Nikon 24-70mm AF-S F/2.8)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 28th September 2011 at 07:52

I noticed this view off the bus recently as it pulled into the bus-station and thought how colourful and cheerful it looked.

Comment by: Trixie. on 28th September 2011 at 08:37

Great photo on a lovely sunny day as well.

Comment by: drinker on 28th September 2011 at 09:34

The View from The Anvil public house.

Comment by: janet on 28th September 2011 at 13:42

I like this, this is more like the Wigan I knew and remember from years ago...

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 28th September 2011 at 14:48

Very nice...that's what we need,lots of colour.

Comment by: linda on 28th September 2011 at 15:22

They must have known it was my birthday on that day and that's why the flags were flying.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 28th September 2011 at 15:30

Smashing photo, Dave.
A couple of points. This is what all of Wigan town centre could have looked like if it had not been demolished by certain powers that be. I know this is a little late, it is moan but also a plug for the Save Wigan Campaign. Join it now and make you voice heard for the future of our Wigan town centre (and beyond). JOIN SAVE WIGAN NOW.!!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 28th September 2011 at 20:36

Thanks folks

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 28th September 2011 at 21:49

It was the early fifties when we left wigan...I can`t remember where hallgate was but remember the name well can someone put it on the map for me ? Nice photo.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 29th September 2011 at 06:59

Hallgate is first left as you go down Market street from Market place (Top- o'Wiggin)

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 29th September 2011 at 21:39

Thanks Dave but still cannot recognise it !!!!I put it down to old age !!

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th September 2011 at 08:41

It's probably because you're looking at it from the bottom end, Jean. Take a stroll with me on the right-hand pavement under the flags and past the cars to the top of the street, turn right, walk a few yards and we're outside Lowe's Department Store.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 30th September 2011 at 22:45

Thankyou Irene (that was clever)As soon as you mentioned lowes store I knew where i was .....Sorry Dave!.
Irene ...lovely photo of you and hubby in your 40`s outfits They dont look at all out of date ...in fact better than today`s fashion. Nice talking to you.

Comment by: David on 18th September 2012 at 13:51

I think one of the worst acts of municipal vandalism was destroying the Commercial Yard.

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