Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 9th August, 2016)
I've often wondered why it was called believe square, but I believe I understand now. I believe the bloke in the bottom right hand corner has just found twenty pence and given the price of stainless steel these days, I believe Calderbanks would pay good money for that fey yed. I believe therefore, that now would be the perfect time to get shut of it. But I don't believe it will happen.
Impressive photo, the face is quite dominant. That guy at the bottom right has dropped a h'penny, and has carpal tunnel syndrome, so he can't pick it up.
Is this where the Billy Boston Statue is going to be? I look forward to seeing that; Billy is a great representative of our town, loved by all. That head, on the other hand, has nothing whatsoever to do with Wigan, past or present, and is a blot on the landscape. The flower-beds, however, are lovely.
I believe you are right Ozy. I believe the council ran out of money so the 'ed'iface couldn't be finished off. I believe that chap on the left couldn't straighten up so he was rushed off to Wigan Infirmary! I believe he's donating the 20p to the Ambulance Service.
The man on the right not left!
great photo. I love the Believe Suare. it shows Wigan has pride in the achievements of local people
I agree the photo is very good -indeed it looks very professional. Alas I can't see where local people are represented with their achievements. Perhaps when And if Billy's statue is in pride of place I might change my mind!
The face dosent represent Wigan at all, but what does these days cos nothings left of the place. Its probably one of those symbolic, ugly artworks that are springing up everywhere (think the Angel of the North) designed by some Banksy type showing us peasants how the control freaks in power (no, not those muppet politicians) really think of us. Looks very dystopian and big brother to me that face, not surprising as the country is quickly becoming one big brother fascist dictatorship.
I think it was modelled on 'il Duce', Benito Mussolini, as it bears a startling resemblance to him.
I bekieve it was modelled on the Comedy /Tragedy Mask or one of the Glum's family!
Where in Wigan is this square please?
I lived in Wigan for 36 years and left in 2005 - can't place the area where the photograph was taken.
I believe I can see the green silos of the Pioneer concrete plant in Queen street from here. I believe they have excellent canteen facilities there.
I thowt it whur modelled on a neanderthal.
On the face of it it is a nice picture and scene, but it is also a no brainer
Eyup! Mebe FP as got nub of it all!!
You can see our house from up there if you know where to look.
The title "BELIEVE SQUARE"
" WHAT IN ??????????
The colours are far too rich, especially the greens and orange.
But a nice tidy place.
Pat Mc, it's at the top of the Wiend where the horrible council one stop building is. The glass monstrosity in the background.
Pat. Go up The Wiend and you come onto the the Square
This certainly shows the area from a different perspective and I think it looks good.....apart from the face. A statue of Billy Boston would be good and aren't they trying to raise funds for a statue of a miner?
Alan H and JDH thank you very much for that helpful information.
Wigan has changed so much in the last 10 years!
The guy at the bottom right of the pic is just about to chalk some numbers on the paving stones to play hop scotch.
They should call it Victor Meldrew Square.
It looks fantastic. Modern Wigan is something we should all be proud of. I like the face and most of the new buildings. Unlike many other northern towns, Wigan isn't stuck in the past.
Looks like a death mask!