Photo-a-Day (Friday, 3rd April, 2015)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
The building looks familiar,but I can't recall where it is! Will someone please enlighten me?
Used to get groceries from O& G's , that's when we had enought ration coupons!
what is the history of this building? I remember the front at the old 'gas showrooms' but what was it before that?
Nice that this splendid old building has been put to good use.
One of Wigan's landmark buildings that the council have (so far) failed to demolish.
Nice contrast of red brick and blue sky Tom.
Ellen it is straight opposite Wigan College
Ellen; this photo is taken in Parsons Walk and is the side of the building. The front of the building is in New Market St. opposite to the Galleries which you can see to the right and are on the Old Market Square.
This building has stood the test of
time and still looks fantastic,does
anyone know the name of the original
Before The Gas Showrooms it was the temporary home of Pendleys(Debenhams) they moved there after the fire ,and we're there for quite a while, whilst the new store was rebuilt .
This building as been saved by Martin Ainscough, he is busy now saving the Drumcroon building
One of Wigans great buildings,it's a pity the new addition to the building was'nt done using matching brick.
When I was a lad this was Rushton's warehouse,which serviced all their shops. We shopped at the one in Gidlow lane at the top of Upper St Stephen street.
Scholes Malc; see photo #10035 3rd on 2nd row in Album, Assorted, Wigan Shop/Company Adverts.
memories of the front old gas showrooms where the coaches would pick up up to go on holiday .great days
They've used that building before for the electricians.
Derick it was built in 1900 with terracotta bricks commonly known as red brick.
AW - the continuing useful life of this building was made possible by the Council you are attacking by their use of it as their Planning Department for over 15 years. Credit where it's due.
Remember this building in the 60's when it was mainly secretarial and business studies with art students in the basement. Great building with great memories for me.
The council won't demolish this building, it belongs to them.