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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 1st March, 2012)

Tree Planting


Tree Planting
New trees to replace the ones recently chopped down due to disease, Wigan town centre.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: jamie on 1st March 2012 at 00:12

what trees ive never noticed any trees there before

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 1st March 2012 at 00:46

Michael Marks of Marks and Spencer fame , lived in Wigan sometime after 1894 ,after living in Leeds and before moving to Manchester. Has anybody got any infromation as to where in Wigan he lived.
M&S have along history in Wigan, starting with a bazaar in Makinsons Arcade.

Comment by: Mick on 1st March 2012 at 08:13

How efficient are Wigan council.

It was only a few weeks ago that the dead trees where removed now a few weeks later nice new ones are going in.

Comment by: Helen on 1st March 2012 at 08:26

Well...Wigan doesn't look to have changed much from that angle. Is the road pedestrianised now ? They look as if they are planting the trees in what was the road, remember the road as being very wide back in the early 50's

Comment by: Ron D on 1st March 2012 at 09:17

I saw the Queen plant a tree once. She only used a spade.

Comment by: Jonathan on 1st March 2012 at 10:21

Helen - the road is now pedestrianised however you can drive up there after 4pm (it's gated)

Comment by: peterp on 1st March 2012 at 11:27

Helen the road is a pedestrian zone from 10-30am till 4-00pm

Comment by: Steven on 1st March 2012 at 13:10

Nice to see Standishgate being given a new lease of life .

Comment by: Maggie K on 1st March 2012 at 17:28

I like your sense of humour Ron D

Comment by: Ken R on 1st March 2012 at 23:57

Maggie K, I din't know Ron D had a sense of humour...

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 2nd March 2012 at 06:35

It's almost 50 years since I lived in Wigan, but when I look at this picture, I really miss it!!

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