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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 24th March, 2015)

Wigan Hall

Wigan Hall

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 6D)
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Comment by: Robin Leigh on 24th March 2015 at 00:11

Just what does it take to get access to the Parish Church tower?

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 24th March 2015 at 01:14

I have absolutely no recollection of Wigan Hall. What, and where, is it ?
Good photo of old and new.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th March 2015 at 07:03

There are 17 photo`s in :- Photos of Wigan, New Gallery, Wigan Hall/Rectory, all submitted by Brian. When were these taken Brian?
This would have been taken from Wigan Parish Church tower, no doubt, Andrew?
The TransPennine train appears to be going downhill!
Wigan Cricket Club and Wigan Subscription are in the background.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th March 2015 at 07:10

Brian; Silly Me! The date is in the description -- December 2006.

Comment by: Aubrey on 24th March 2015 at 07:21

Welcome back Andrew, cracking shot and can guess where from.

Comment by: sd on 24th March 2015 at 07:38

Think it's a Northern train.

Comment by: Grace-Ann Davies on 24th March 2015 at 08:00

This looks as it was taken this year,the trees are cleared and now you can see contractors working in the grounds.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th March 2015 at 08:05

Well taken, Andrew... pity the train was going a bit too fast for you, though. ;-)

Comment by: Peterp on 24th March 2015 at 08:56

Alan has you walk down New Market St towards Frog lane. Wigan College will be on your right. Just past the college is a large brick wall with a double gate set into this, Behind this wall is the house.

Comment by: Mick on 24th March 2015 at 09:31

Youv got a lot on there Andrew even a passing train.

I was stood out side Wigan Parish Church on Sunday morning looking up at the tower as the bells started clanging, I think they need retuning or else get some better bell ringers.

Wigan Parish Bells


Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th March 2015 at 13:52

Mick; my knowledge of Campanology (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campanology ) is infinitesimal; wonder if they are short of bellringers. BTW how accurate was the church clock?
sd; the train is a TransPennine which goes to Manchester Airport. After it leaves Wigan NW the first stop is Manchester Oxford Road, then Manchester Piccadilly.

Comment by: Jonno on 24th March 2015 at 16:44

Alan, it is more commonly known as The Wigan Parish Church Rectory. If you haven't been back home recently i'll explain in 'old money', you would go down Market St past the old Market Square, turn left at the crossroads into New Market St which leads to Frog Lane, the rectory is on the right about 200 yards down, not easy to see until recently, it's behind a high wall and large gates, the wall is being taken down and rebuilt at the moment, so a lot of Wigan people are seeing something they haven't seen properly before.What was All Saints Secondary Modern School and now is The Deanery High School is about another 100 or so yards further down on Frog Lane.

Comment by: Andrew on 24th March 2015 at 22:01

Thanks folks :-)

Mick, I know what you mean about the bells - I think it is because it is Lent at the mo. Pop down on Easter Day and it will be very different!

I wrote to the company that now owns the hall asking for permission to photograph it before and following the development work in exchange for copyright free use of the images. Sadly, I did't receive a response!

David, the train was meant to be blurred to give the impression of movement - does it just look daft?

Comment by: liam on 25th March 2015 at 09:21

Does anyone know whats going to happen there is it to become part of the college or school?

Comment by: Peterp on 25th March 2015 at 17:30

Liam see P-o-D Sat 14th Feb 2015

Comment by: Stuart on 30th March 2015 at 23:24

Thickness Hall?

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