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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 20th September, 2013)


Work to secure the old town hall. By the time this photo is published, it could be a very different scene than this.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: wcml on 20th September 2013 at 00:05

now you see it now you dont

Comment by: Lee Layland on 20th September 2013 at 07:16

Absolute disgrace letting it get in this state in the first place!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 20th September 2013 at 07:53

Tom; What kind of building would you like to see built on this site?
It`s been suggested that a Skyscraper is built, akin to the Beetham Tower in Manchester.

Comment by: Mick on 20th September 2013 at 08:16

Well done to Wigan council for getting rid of this eye sore that they didnt own.

Theres a couple of videos of the place below.



Comment by: kath on 20th September 2013 at 08:45

shame. it's such a lovely solid building full of character. nothing put in it's place will last as long

Comment by: A.W. on 20th September 2013 at 09:42

Another bit of old Wigan disappears, the company who owned it should have been prosecuted for allowing it to become derelict.

Comment by: Tracey on 20th September 2013 at 10:09

Good riddance! Let's move forward, not backward.
So many Wiganers seem to be stuck in the past. I'm at a loss to understand this.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 20th September 2013 at 10:12

agrees Mick - good riddance - lets rebuild the Hipperdrome!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 20th September 2013 at 10:40

They should rebuild the Ritz....it is a shame that it went......cheers!!!

Comment by: Thomad(Tom)Walsh. on 20th September 2013 at 13:25

Ernest, I've pondered your question, and after thought my chosen project would be a park area ,this would stop the owners of the land from profiting from neglecting the site over years, I imagie, in the hope that it would eventually fall down, resulting in a valuable piece of building land.

I know there are different views being canvassed on P-a-D I'm very much in the camp that it should have been saved.alas it to late .I'm sure future generations will bemoan why we allowed it to fall into such state .

Comment by: Helen on 20th September 2013 at 13:36

It has gone I presume ?

I can't understand this need to do away with all of our past...A large town I know in Norfolk bulldozed a good size of its heart back in the 60's....& put up souless buildings in its place....2 yrs ago they practically bulldozed all of the 60's souless buildings and we have another set of garish, square boxes, nearly all empty. As I say I don't understand it, the money that it must cost us in local taxes. I await the brickbats with bated breath !

Comment by: JM on 20th September 2013 at 16:29

I am all for moving forward and not living in the past but I definitely don't think we should forget the past. The only reason things can move forward is because of the past.

I would like to see them maintain what still stands. Create something new, even add new if needs be but with the old that still stands.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th September 2013 at 18:45

Was still there when I last went past, Helen.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 20th September 2013 at 20:55

I'll be there on the 28th of this month. Maybe I could reach in and push it over.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 20th September 2013 at 21:40

More info at:-


Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 20th September 2013 at 22:38

Tom; I suspected that you would want a green area, but the possibility of that is extremely unlikely.

Comment by: Art on 21st September 2013 at 00:57

It'll be another box.

They're boxin' Wigan in..:o(

Comment by: deedee on 21st September 2013 at 22:32

another piece of our towns history bites the dust.

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