Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 13th January, 2016)
The Old Courts
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.
I wonder who was the last Wiganer was who looked out of that cupola
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.
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.
Mick, A cupola is a rounded dome - I don't see one in the picture??
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 .
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.
You are right Jonno.
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.
any of various domelike structures.
Metallurgy. a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast.
A high vantage point to look over the world, one internet source said. I,m happy with that
Thanks for the picture Danny
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
Derek; a cupola is also a furnace! See my comment at 16:16.
Where's Abbotsford ??
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
Gosh Alan,even I (in Mid-Western Ontario ) know where Abbotsford is!!
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.