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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 29th June, 2016)

Scaffolding


Scaffolding
Wallgate Station being done up.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: maggie on 29th June 2016 at 09:32

More happy memories of my early days. I used to go from here to Southport every Friday for my music lessons with Mr. Bailey. I loved the trip, Southport & my lessons - piano & organ. he was a brilliant teacher. it is sad he had such a tragic death.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 29th June 2016 at 10:52

First time in many a year. Wallgate has the most distinctive station canopy in the north. Most of the others have gone.

Comment by: Alan H on 29th June 2016 at 14:10

Gary, what's the betting that they will dismantle the canopy?

Comment by: Gary Leece on 29th June 2016 at 16:00

Alan H - it wouldn't surprise me, but it would be detrimental to the building. I suspect scrap merchants have been keeping an eye on it for years.

Comment by: Garry on 29th June 2016 at 18:29

It's a listed building.

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th June 2016 at 20:11

I hope it isn't scrapped. There is a little derelict school building in Whelley, (can't think of its name but has a blue plaque dedicated to Frank Randle on the wall). It is on the main road. I have long admired the beautiful, ornate lamp over its door, but it disappeared last week; I hate to think it was pinched for scrap, but I wouldn't be surprised!

Comment by: Ken R on 30th June 2016 at 04:12

Irene, the plaque is on the school which is in Aspull, it commemorates Frank Randall who was born on Wigan Rd, Aspull.

Comment by: Ellen on 30th June 2016 at 04:51

I'm something of a late responder to this!....But it did evoke many memories of coming and going between Leeds and home during my training and later working as a nurse,from 1957 until 1965/66. I would have done this approximately once a month, or whenever I had the luxury of two nights or more of home cooking, and "recharging my Batteries"!

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