Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 6th April, 2014)
Nice to see it in its new position, but why are the supports welded directly onto the journal, it would have looked much better with regular bearing blocks and housings.
I heard if Latics get promoted to the premier league its going to be painted blue and white.
Most of the youth of today would not know what this wheel was used for. Is there any information boards near by telling people what its use was? I know what its use was being an ex-pitman.
This picture was shown on the 21 st February by Oy
Wrong position for me , it's like a case of put it there out of sight and get shut of it later.
peterp good point a bit of a plaque with its origin and purpose would be good.
This picture was put on for them who where on there holidays on the 21st February.
Just like all them other twicers like Wigan Parish Church, Wigan Market Place,and Man in Wigan Park.
Nephro...this picture was not put in here 21st of Feb...both pictures are unique in their own right, taken from completely different positions, the only commonality is the subject matter as can be said of a lot of similar photos taken Wigan.
It is impossible to compare any photographs and say they are "the same".
This headgear pulley came from Bickershaw Colliery, and it's not a wheel.
Correction, they are talking about illuminating it Blue and White, not painted as previously posted.
it's off a steam train that wheel ive got a picture of it going over frog lane bridge .
I don't understand why they would light it up in blue and white or as a previous post thought paint it. Latics have been in the premier before and were in it for years. If they're becoming one of them teams that are constantly in and out of the premier league we'll end up having to do it every year.
Black when they go down, and blue and white again when they come back.
Pulley restaurant does not sound right. Is the wheel off the top of the headgear or was it a deflector pulley?
I would hope that this position is only temporary and it goes back to it's original and more prominant position when the building work has been completed.
How are they ever going to maintain/replace the window behind. No room for a scaffold.
I agree with alan lad , it isn't in a prominent place now.I said as much when they first took it down to do the new build. Who made the decision to move it, was it WMBC or the college.? They will be saying next that there isn't money to take care of it, it will becomes an eyesore, it will be taken down forever.
Wake up Wigan, where is your pride.
I wish you'd go over Frog Lsne bridge, dirty harry...Jump!
Yes the pulley is off the winding headgear at the then Bickershaw colliery which closed in 1990. Anybody who takes any notice of filthy Harry who has the brains of a rocking horse must be as stupid as him. He only does it to wind us up.