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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 13th November, 2015)

Scholes


Scholes
Taken from the Grand Arcade car park.

Photo: Rachel Shallcross  (Nikon D3300)
Views: 3,056

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 13th November 2015 at 00:02

The last time I saw Scholes it was all grey stone terraced houses. How times change !!

Comment by: Mick on 13th November 2015 at 06:24

This is more like it a proper photo of Wigan.

I would hate to have to live in one of them maisonettes.

Dictionary says,,, a maisonette is a flat or apartment on two floors or stories, still would like to live in one

Comment by: Schole Malc on 13th November 2015 at 08:16

Great shot - few chimneys and no smoke; how times have changed - Sams Bar(Ball & Boot) behind the theatre and the 'Balc' kjust visible in the distance - and interesting to see town centre workers taking use of the car parking space where the old Limefield Flats once stood - 'Wutchie' in the background and they are not maisonetts Mick they are 'homes'

Comment by: kath on 13th November 2015 at 08:38

great photo Rachel!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 13th November 2015 at 08:47

and I forgot Mick the 'homes' in the photo to which you refer are not maisonettes - they are 'Dutch Houses' ...ask a local!
As kids a few of my friends lived in them...and I cant recollect any of them complaining! Happy Days!

Comment by: Jonno on 13th November 2015 at 09:40

Alan,two things that haven't changed since you last saw the place are, Wigan Little Theatre bottom left and, as Malc mentioned, Wutchie.

Comment by: Jenny on 13th November 2015 at 10:16

Super photo. :)

Comment by: Mick on 13th November 2015 at 10:32

I would hate to live in a Dutch House

Comment by: Ivor Biggun on 13th November 2015 at 13:36

And anyone would hate to live next to you Mick

Comment by: T.A.B. on 13th November 2015 at 16:14

Mick lives less than a hundred yards from the noisy polluting M6

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 13th November 2015 at 16:55

Thanks Jonno, you are right.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 13th November 2015 at 17:24

For those of us living elsewhere a photo such as this is a real and vivid reminder of Wigan. The ghost of Central Park will be hovering around somewhere!

Rachel - your photos are superb in every way. Thanks.

Comment by: Kas on 13th November 2015 at 17:26

What's a Dutch House?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th November 2015 at 20:02

Kas; have you heard of a search engine, such as Google and find the answer yourself?
You are now out of Shevington, Rachel!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 13th November 2015 at 20:26

two places of worship visible on there - one no longer, one still

Comment by: Kas on 13th November 2015 at 20:49

Thanks for your kind reply Ernest.

Comment by: Prue on 14th November 2015 at 23:47

No maisonettes, just bungalows, houses and a block of flats.

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