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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 25th July, 2014)

Face of Wigan

Face of Wigan
Top of the Wiend.

Photo: Neil Rigby  (Fujifilm Finepix S4300)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 25th July 2014 at 02:29

The face of Wigan Eh!. It looks nothing like Billy Boston.

Comment by: peterp on 25th July 2014 at 07:21

Its been up the Wiend that long it looks fed up

Comment by: Marcus on 25th July 2014 at 08:21

Another irrelevant waste of money, courtesy of the pin-brains in the town hall !

Comment by: Alan on 25th July 2014 at 08:29

Boring! The Council should have spent Our money on the "patched up" roads, what a waste this object is. The flowers and plants are a much better show. Neil the photos good, the face isn't.

Comment by: michael Australia Melbourne on 25th July 2014 at 08:40

with all the youth unemployment in and around Wigan one would think the councillor's could think of better ways to spend the rates payers money.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 25th July 2014 at 08:45

I like it. I was there in the dark when they installed it in December 2008.

The Council didn't pay for it of course. It was paid for by Grand Arcade developers MODUS.

Comment by: kath on 25th July 2014 at 09:33

I like it. You should see some of the rubbish that the council have put in Plymouth!

Comment by: tricia on 25th July 2014 at 09:38

EEEK ! What a sight. Nearly frightened me to death!
Is this really supposed to be our beloved Billy Boston ???
If so what an insult. And what planet are 'they' on ?
Lovely pic of the flowers though, Neil

Comment by: A.W. on 25th July 2014 at 10:15

Ugly mug, is that the real face of Wigan?

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 25th July 2014 at 10:39

I like this too. At least Wigan is interesting.

Comment by: Al on 25th July 2014 at 10:53

This 'artwork' is appearing all over the country throughout towns and cities and it's not by accident either. I believe there is an agenda behind this, what I would call 'ugly, meaningless, soulless and depressing artwork'. I think it's put there to make people confused and feel uneasy. I've heard about the Plymouth artwork too, some really bizarre artwork there. I've heard people describe this artwork has satanic. The short answer to why did the council spend money on this abomination is simple: they don't give two hoots about the public and whether we like it or not. And besides, the local council's have no say as they're only puppets of the govt.

Comment by: Garry on 25th July 2014 at 11:09

Not interested in Plymouth. Their will be a Council connection somewhere. It should have stayed in the dark..horrible sight. Nice flowers though Neil, with no tricks, good honest shot. Wigan IS interesting, but not with the face.

Comment by: Alan H on 25th July 2014 at 11:28

Tricia, this is not meant to be Billy Boston but plans are now in place to have a statue of the great man made and installed in the town centre. Not before time.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th July 2014 at 11:41

The Face that sunk a thousand shops! It's hideous!

Comment by: Mick on 25th July 2014 at 11:49

There nothing wrong with it except its in the wrong place, it would have been better in the market place so more people could see it.

And likes been said already the council didnt pay for it

Comment by: Mack on 25th July 2014 at 13:40

I think it's two faced! Good point Irene.

Comment by: Polly on 25th July 2014 at 14:16

Hi Mick. Market Place!! Not sure about that. Perhaps on a high hill somewhere, it would look quite haunting against a dark thunderous sky. It somehow looks lost here. Like it though, just wrong place in my eyes.

Comment by: Anne on 25th July 2014 at 14:55

Great photo, I like the sky colour, blue would have been wrong. By the way what happened to the market place plan to have fountains there.

Comment by: david on 25th July 2014 at 17:20

I remember a question being asked about this before - is it art?

Comment by: Maureen on 25th July 2014 at 20:09

I like the hanging baskets better.

Comment by: Jemmy on 26th July 2014 at 14:33

I love it!

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