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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 5th June, 2015)

Former Girobank

Former Girobank
Former Girobankk building being demolished.

Photo: Neil Cobbe  (Motorola Moto G)
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Comment by: PeterP on 5th June 2015 at 07:50

yet another building which has NOT stood the test of time.

Comment by: nephro on 5th June 2015 at 08:13

Where was The Giro Bank then ?

Comment by: Helen on 5th June 2015 at 10:03

Demolished ? And when would this 'fine' building have been built & what is going to be erected in its place...anyone know ?

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 5th June 2015 at 10:34

Why is it being demolished?

Comment by: PeterP on 5th June 2015 at 11:30

Nephro when you come out of Wigan along Chapel lane instead of turning right for Poolstock carry straight on and the giro bank is on the site of where Westwood power station was.

Comment by: Mick on 5th June 2015 at 12:28

nephro I would guess that it was next to the canal.

Comment by: A.W. on 5th June 2015 at 13:30

It doesn't seem 5 minutes since it was built - or am I thinking of the wrong place?

Comment by: MikeW on 5th June 2015 at 13:34

Its coming down because the land its built on is more valuable to some than the building is.

Comment by: Almondson on 5th June 2015 at 17:06

No, it doesn't seem like 5 minutes since Westwood Power Station stood there alongside the canal. Time flies, especially as you get older!

Comment by: Cyril on 5th June 2015 at 17:29

It was built sometime in the 1990s, unsure of the exact year.

Comment by: Philbee on 5th June 2015 at 18:16

Its being demolished so that a new factory can be built on the site,
A company called Nice-Pak who are currently based in Hindley Green will move to this site bringing with them the existing workforce and hopefully employing an extra 100 new workers,so they say!
With a bit of luck the opening will co-incide with the completion of the new road along the route of the old Pemberton loop line

Comment by: Giovanni on 6th June 2015 at 09:35

If I was still contracting, I'd be rubbing my hands with all that hardcore!!

Comment by: A.W. on 6th June 2015 at 10:01

I remember photographing Westwood from the car park at WHS Do-It-All (The Range) on Chapel Lane not long before it was demolished, also snapped the cooling towers coming down in January 1989, that was from the old railway embankment at Poolstock; half of Wigan was there.

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