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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 7th November, 2014)

Demolition looms

Demolition looms
Wigan Pier Nightclub soon to be knocked down. (UPDATE: Demolition work is now underway, ww will upload another photo soon).

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Giovanni on 7th November 2014 at 01:14

What's bein' demolished? Another icon building bits the dust!

Comment by: Giovanni on 7th November 2014 at 01:20

Is John Jones doin' the demolition?
Worked with John at Tarmac. His firm done loads of work for us!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 7th November 2014 at 07:44

'icon building! it was a Sxxxhole!

Comment by: Mick on 7th November 2014 at 08:33

Theres video here of it being demolished


Comment by: kath on 7th November 2014 at 08:40

but what on earth have they done to that beautiful willow tree!!

Comment by: Anne on 7th November 2014 at 09:07

Pity the tree wasn't on the protected list. If it was what now? Most are in my neighbourhood, not even allowed to lop a branch off.

Comment by: A.W. on 7th November 2014 at 10:07

The Pier nightclub was always controversial, people either loved it or hated it. I seem to recall that when it first opened 30 odd years ago it was called The Barge and didn't last very long. A mate of mine was always stuck in there at one time, I was never attracted to it at all.

Comment by: Jonno on 7th November 2014 at 10:57

Correct Scholes Malc,and not before time. Sxxxholes must be iconic to Giovanni, get real lad.

Comment by: Giovanni on 7th November 2014 at 13:38

You're right Jonno/ScholesMalc. It was a sh**hole. Never went though,still lamenting the demise of the Casino and Ritz cinema. Now they were iconic.

Comment by: Colin Barnes on 7th November 2014 at 14:17

When the building re-oppened round about 1975 it wa a caberet bar.It had a few top turns of the day and had a good atmosphere.It was quaint inside and had a brook running through it ,Happy Days

Comment by: Jade on 7th November 2014 at 16:39

What,s planned to replace it, anyone know?
You never know Kath they might even save your willow.... Which would be nice don,t you think?

Comment by: Jonno on 7th November 2014 at 17:28

Now you're talking Giovanni.

Comment by: Kal on 7th November 2014 at 18:38

Giovanni, Rule one. Stand by what you believe in. If you see it as an icon then so it is.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 7th November 2014 at 20:30

I seem to recall something in the Observer about it being turned into a public open space - which makes destroying the willow seem a bit odd.

Comment by: Giovanni on 8th November 2014 at 09:43

Kal - When I first read the caption I assumed the Pier as well. Couldn't give a toss for the night club. Therefore the qualification in my last comment!

Comment by: Karen on 8th November 2014 at 18:12

The main thing is what comes after?

Comment by: Mary K on 9th November 2014 at 16:41

Wigan Council do not give a s___ about anything worth saving.

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