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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 26th February, 2012)

Alexandra Arms

Alexandra Arms
Alexandra Arms on Whelley Road, now a Tesco Express.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Ken R on 26th February 2012 at 00:06

That didn't take long.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 26th February 2012 at 00:33

A sobering thought, pubs are going the way of the dodo bird. FOR ELLEN, I also read the sequel but couldn't remember it's title

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 26th February 2012 at 01:15

The unfortunate truth , an ex public house dose not need planing consent to change to a food store,lighting , singage ,and periphery concerns only are subject to scrutiny . Had Tesco been minded to start a new build the scheme ( the preferred option I would imagine ) would have been opened to public comment ,it's position near a school, the access and egress to a very busy road I'am sure would then of come into play. I have serious concerns regarding the safety aspects of this development , I spoke to Wigan Highways Department and was informed that the road markings were to be altered(at Tesco expense ) .That begs the question , If these alterations are deemed necessary , why, at the very least the store was opened before the work was completed?

Comment by: Mick on 26th February 2012 at 08:00

I wonder how long it will be till armed robbers hit this new Tescos.

Because they seem to rob all the new ones soon after there opening.

Comment by: peterp on 26th February 2012 at 08:24

soon have one on every street corner

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 26th February 2012 at 09:05

They are taking over the world......just waiting for the first Tesco to appear in a hospital!!!.

Comment by: Sam Bar on 26th February 2012 at 10:06

just what we needed in Whelley to give the overcharging Spar a knock.
It was a terrible boozer anyway and will NOT be missed

Comment by: aitch on 26th February 2012 at 10:19

That spot is definitly an accident waiting to happen, just hope that if it ever does, its not a child

Comment by: Bren on 26th February 2012 at 11:09

aitch, i brought the subject up in the 'GENERAL' section.. the kids are back at school tomorrow.. I have heard there have been a few ' near misses' because of the road markings. I would advise everyone to take care.

Comment by: maggie on 26th February 2012 at 11:28

They have just opened one up the main road from our street. It is by 2 very busy junctions, quite close to a small shopping are with a good Coop there. Planning permission was refused by our Council, but they appealed & the Government inspector gave it the go ahead.

Comment by: Alan on 26th February 2012 at 11:44

This is an example of the decimation of the British pub. Corporate greed working their way into every aspect of our lives and taking away the livelihoods of hardworking local businesses. I have a feeling the selling of cheap booze is designed to break up communities - pubs are the perfect place were people can discuss matters & swap information particularly in this economic climate we're in. I agree that it's about making profits, but things are not always black & white. There's some really interesting stuff on the net regarding this subject, if one sees it as a conspiracy thing of thing.

Comment by: flaggy delf on 26th February 2012 at 12:01

Where's Von Blucher when we need him?

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 26th February 2012 at 12:34

Thought provoking photo,Brian.I endorse what Alan says regarding the demise of the British pub.

Comment by: Cyril on 26th February 2012 at 14:53

If stupid drivers who speed instead of driving at or below the set speed limits there wouldn't be any need for new road markings, and there would be less traffic accidents too. With a school being there they should set the speed limit to at least twenty miles per hour and move that speed camera up the hill towards Wilton Avenue to catch out those who insist on breaking the speed laws.

Comment by: alan lad on 26th February 2012 at 17:22

the school is in the wrong place for a start if truth were known.

Comment by: jamie on 26th February 2012 at 21:33

what is with all these pubs closing they are just left to rot anyway

Comment by: mike on 28th February 2012 at 08:20

i wish we had a tesco in our village in nz. we only have the most expensive supermarket in the whole of nz.eg a small lurpac costs 3pounds 50p !!

Comment by: ken hart on 28th February 2012 at 22:33

never been in tesco since buiding on the hallowed central park

Comment by: Ellen on 1st March 2012 at 17:43

For Bradshaws girl,--You may not have to wait too long.In Ontario(at least, I'm not sure of any other places),we have Tim Hortons, a coffee/Doughnut/ fast food outlet in many of the hospitals.

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