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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 21st April, 2013)

Whelley Middle School


Whelley Middle School
Demolition.

Photo: Graham Lancaster  (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20)
Views: 4,124

Comment by: Mick on 21st April 2013 at 00:10

I bet there a few Whelley Middle Schoolers who would like a bit of that as a souvenir.

Comment by: skemer on 21st April 2013 at 00:12

Tha mam must av dropped thee on yer yed wen tha was a babby !!!!!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 21st April 2013 at 04:51

Always sad to see demolition of a school.....how ever old it is..... :-(

Comment by: peterp on 21st April 2013 at 08:23

I thought there was a shortage of schools?

Comment by: Gary on 21st April 2013 at 11:37

Its the short length of the school day thats the real problem. Kids have it too easy these days.

Comment by: charles halliwell on 21st April 2013 at 16:06

makes me sad to see all the child/hood memories going.they are in your head, but it leaves a hole, school no longer there just another school like thomas moor now houses built there,scotlane now a police station, pemberton girls school now houses,and so it goes.i went to pemberton now 65years my wife christine molyneux 66 went to whelley school.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 22nd April 2013 at 21:25

Oh,oh, Another demolition .Why can`t people make use of these buildings somehow?Is it very old ?

Comment by: graham Lancaster on 22nd April 2013 at 21:36

I asked could I have a few bricks for a small wall in our garden we live in the same street and my wife went to the school and they said no you cant come in here so I will try and see the site manager.

Comment by: Adele Lancaster on 27th April 2013 at 06:06

I went there and so did my Brother, sister and my mam, We all have great memories of this school and it is sad to see it go, it has been used as the council tax offices for a good number of years but now they are gonna build council houses and apartments on the site.

Comment by: kathy lee on 11th August 2013 at 12:59

I left this school in 1956 I have fond memories of my time there I believe it had 1 of the largest playgrounds in Wigan Such a shame The Chapel where I married is also demolished Wigan is being totally spoilt it has lost its character .

Comment by: C Rad on 17th October 2013 at 01:41

Sad photo. Wasn't my school but can imagine your feelings if it was.
I was quite choked when I saw pictures of my school being knocked down. It was the 'I was there once' feeling, and for a moment reliving it. It's like a part of you being taken from you.

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