Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 9th June, 2013)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
Another one for the Save Wigan campaign, no doubt.
Nice photo, Thomas.
This house has suffered the same fate has many old houses in Wigan, deliberately left to rot.
What a lovely setting....yes someone should restore this building.....weddings, conferences....birthday parties.....the sky is the limit....all you need is a little bit of money....cheers!!!
A shame, could be a project for "Home under the hammer"?
Thomas I hope the same thing doesn't happen to this as the one at 118 Standishgate
It wasn't left to rot though, two plans have been put forward for its use, one was for it to be used as an inpatient medical rehabilitation clinic, similar to the Priory, and also for a company office block, both have had rejection petitions put forward by the local residents and so building permission was not granted. So that is how it is now become to be left to the ravages of the weather and dossers lighting fires, all interior fixtures and fittings of worth have long gone, stripped by thieves. When it first came onto the market around 2002 or so it was priced at £175,000, the land will now be worth more than the house. I would rather it have been restored and used as a clinic or an office, than it be left to go to rot and become the eyesore that it is now.
Was told owner wanted to use as an old people's home. Refused planning permission, wonder why. Would have been ideal.
Even the Cherry Gardens has gone 'down the nick'. Can remember going in there in late 60's for a pint of Guinness after giving blood at the infirmary. It was a lovely pub then. Oh my how times change.
Worked at Brentwood a few times many years ago when it belonged to Mark Williams butchers,it was beautiful inside with a grand staircase ,and a stained glass front door with a large peacock design.A grand stock brick house could still be saved with a bit of commitment.
Wish I could win the lottery!!
Derek,your letter made me laugh!
Going for a pint of guinness after giving blood! Reminded me of the tony hancock episode when he said "giving blood?"Thats half an arm full!
Jean F (Wales). Good old Tony Hancock, remember him in a lot of sketches, radio and television with the late great Sid James. Was told at the time that Guinness contains lots of iron so am addicted to it now. To old to give blood now but bring on the Guinness ha ha