Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 26th June, 2013)
Standish water tower
I don't know about a water tower, it looks like a transmission tower.
Years ago before the trees grew you could always spot Standish Water Tower
what a ugly building I bet the locals are glad its masked with trees
An extract from Wigan Chronology 1936:-
July 15. - New Standish Water Works opened by Mr. Gordon Macdonald, M.P.
By thi crin, that's a bit of a carbuncle.
Ken R, it is indeed a mobile phone transmission tower. It is no longer used for water,they had to strengthen the roof in order to have the mobile phone masts put up. Water is now distributed around Standish by electric pumps using water from the underground reservoir between the tower and Standish cricket club. The water pressure is kept to the absolute minimum legal requirement of 1 Bar to minimise leaks in the system. The water pressure on Green Lane is absolutely diabolical. When Wainhomes tried to build on the cricket club, they were told that they would have to pay for bigger pumps to be installed. Hope they never succeed.
Now, I don't usually agree with knocking buildings down - but I would personally do this one!!!
Looks like an ugly concrete church
At least the ugly fence matches the ugly tower..not impressed at all..
Used to spend hours playing round there when I was a lass.
Well, never was one to follow the crowd,lolol
I used to love this building.I could see it from the Kitt Green Bus on my way home from school.
I could even see it driving down City Road in my Dad's car!
It looked better in those days and was not full of those hideous monstrosities that it is today.
I was so fascinated by it that my Dad took me to see it....
Well to each his own .You can say what you want...I do not give a damn...I would much sooner have memories of the water tower than some of the ugly building that have gone up in Wigan lately!!!
UGLY buildings ? The worst example, is the Bomb site at the bottom of King St.
It might be better if painted.
With you on this one Janice
...........It`s `orrible .
spent many aday playin round that area when i were a lad till the new locals moved in around it they were not concerned about the tower then so i cant see a problem now. its as much a part of standish as owt.
Neil: Have a look at photo on :-
It`s much nicer from this side.
Can someone please take a pic of the other side and post it?
Ernest, yes it does look better; the problem with concrete that it hardly ever looks good after a period of time. bill7's comment at 11.23 is true, the building looks like a small medieval church, so it could be made to look much better with some cosmetic work.
Tricia, see Ernest's web address at 21:49 to see the other side.