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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 13th January, 2016)

The Old Courts


The Old Courts
Another view, this time from King Street West.

Photo: Danny Staff  (Sony DSC-H200)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 13th January 2016 at 03:43

A beautiful building of classic design. There is nothing like this where I live. (mind you, I live in the nearest place to heaven on earth !) But I still love Wigan.

Comment by: Mick on 13th January 2016 at 07:19

I wonder who was the last Wiganer was who looked out of that cupola

Comment by: walt (North Yorkshire) on 13th January 2016 at 08:10

Alan (on Vancouver Island), I had the good fortune of visiting 'Victoria Town' on Vancouver Island some years ago a most beautiful place with lots of old buildings however, Wigan does still have some lovely buildings and this picture shows just that, thanks Danny for this I don't live in Wigan anymore so this is a great pic for me.

Comment by: Carolaen on 13th January 2016 at 08:39

Almost opposite this building on King Street West was the site of the Golden Clog Nightclub in the early 60's. I think was the first nightclub in Wigan and Matt Monro appeared there. I was too young for the club but my parents were members. I did go there one though when they had a children's party. Does anyone elese of my age group (I am 64 this year) remember this club and the children's parties in particular.

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 13th January 2016 at 12:06

Mick, A cupola is a rounded dome - I don't see one in the picture??

Comment by: antar on 13th January 2016 at 12:16

didnt tommy duffy ex heavyweight boxer own it then it became the las vegas , if there was any trouble he used to leap over the bar split the troublemakers up and say right lads winner fights me , they stopped straight away .

Comment by: Jonno on 13th January 2016 at 15:45

I can see one Hugh, a cupula isn't necessarily a rounded dome, most are i grant you, but they can be of varying shapes, a lot are pointed.I would say that this is a good example of a non-rounded one.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th January 2016 at 16:16

You are right Jonno.
Extract from:-
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cupola
Cupola
1.
Architecture.
a.a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere.
b.a dome, especially one covering a circular or polygonal area.
2.
any of various domelike structures.
3.
Metallurgy. a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast.

Comment by: Kas on 13th January 2016 at 16:28

A high vantage point to look over the world, one internet source said. I,m happy with that
Thanks for the picture Danny

Comment by: Derek Platt on 13th January 2016 at 17:35

There's me thinking a cupula was a type of furnace. Great photo of the Wigan I remember. By the way Alan I thought I lived in the next best place to heaven in Abbotsford

Comment by: Kas on 13th January 2016 at 18:40

Oops! out.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th January 2016 at 21:40

Derek; a cupola is also a furnace! See my comment at 16:16.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 14th January 2016 at 01:29

Where's Abbotsford ??

Comment by: Derek Platt on 14th January 2016 at 17:38

Alan (on Vancouver Island) you must be joking, or have you never left the island. Abbotsford is about 70km's east of Vancouver on highway one

Comment by: Ellen on 15th January 2016 at 01:07

Gosh Alan,even I (in Mid-Western Ontario ) know where Abbotsford is!!

Comment by: Johnny Peters on 20th January 2016 at 09:40

I remember the Las Vegas club. Used to be a disco and in the back was a roulette table. Sometimes they had strippers on. Billy Butler the scouse DJ often played. I'm goin back to late 60's.

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