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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 26th September, 2013)

At work


At work
Further demolition at the old Town Hall site.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Mick on 26th September 2013 at 06:25

Great machines JCBs when you think about it.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 26th September 2013 at 08:02

In 1945,Joseph Cyril Bamford started the company that bears his initials. See :-
http://www.jcb.com/
I had a look last Tuesay at this sad sight. Did I just miss you Tom?

Comment by: kath on 26th September 2013 at 09:24

a bit of history bites the dust

Comment by: tony on 26th September 2013 at 10:41

another one bites the dust,what
a shame

Comment by: broady on 26th September 2013 at 19:14

It is a shame it was allowed to get into that condition but once it had been allowed to it is a case of "Good Riddance"

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 26th September 2013 at 21:48

Ernest, this was taken on Monday 16th. Sept. It was sad to see its demise ,once the hub of our town consigned to history .

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 27th September 2013 at 01:17

My Dad worked in this building in the early 50's, in the Education office. I remember it as a dingy, gloomy place even then. I can't image anyone wanting to occupy it now, historic or not. I hate to see landmarks go, but I suspect there was no choice with this one.

Comment by: Maggie K on 27th September 2013 at 08:45

The frontage should have been kept like the Council have done in Library Street - it was part of our history.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th September 2013 at 20:20

Tom; Have read in the Wigan Reporter that a Jersey based company own this site and have paid for the demolition.

Comment by: Gillian on 29th September 2013 at 00:07

Nothing sad about it. Only bricks and mortar. All things must pass...including us!

Comment by: Barry on 1st October 2013 at 19:21

Gillian,it may only be bricks and mortar to you,but when you look around our Beloved Town. The diference is that we now build Boxes out of Tin and Concreet,there is no Comparison,and it is a shame this Frontage was not Saved for future Genarations to Admire the Skill and Craftmanship of our Farthers it saddens me,

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