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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 9th August, 2016)

Believe Square

Believe Square
From the top of the Grand Arcade.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T1)
Views: 3,394

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 9th August 2016 at 00:48

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.

Comment by: Ken R on 9th August 2016 at 01:35

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th August 2016 at 07:51

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.

Comment by: Vb on 9th August 2016 at 08:08

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.

Comment by: Vb on 9th August 2016 at 08:30

The man on the right not left!

Comment by: kath on 9th August 2016 at 08:55

great photo. I love the Believe Suare. it shows Wigan has pride in the achievements of local people

Comment by: Vb on 9th August 2016 at 09:57

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!

Comment by: Al on 9th August 2016 at 10:03

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.

Comment by: Carrie on 9th August 2016 at 11:23

I think it was modelled on 'il Duce', Benito Mussolini, as it bears a startling resemblance to him.

Comment by: Vb on 9th August 2016 at 12:34

I bekieve it was modelled on the Comedy /Tragedy Mask or one of the Glum's family!

Comment by: Pat Mc on 9th August 2016 at 12:55

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.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 9th August 2016 at 13:05

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.

Comment by: priscus on 9th August 2016 at 14:08

I thowt it whur modelled on a neanderthal.

Comment by: F P on 9th August 2016 at 15:01

On the face of it it is a nice picture and scene, but it is also a no brainer

Comment by: DK on 9th August 2016 at 15:18

Eyup! Mebe FP as got nub of it all!!

Comment by: Mick on 9th August 2016 at 16:25

You can see our house from up there if you know where to look.

Comment by: alan on 9th August 2016 at 16:49


" WHAT IN ??????????

Comment by: Garry on 9th August 2016 at 18:16

The colours are far too rich, especially the greens and orange.
But a nice tidy place.

Comment by: Alan H on 9th August 2016 at 18:29

Pat Mc, it's at the top of the Wiend where the horrible council one stop building is. The glass monstrosity in the background.

Comment by: JDH on 9th August 2016 at 19:17

Pat. Go up The Wiend and you come onto the the Square

Comment by: John Morris on 9th August 2016 at 20:15

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?

Comment by: Pat Mc on 9th August 2016 at 21:31

Alan H and JDH thank you very much for that helpful information.

Wigan has changed so much in the last 10 years!

Thanks again.

Comment by: britboy on 9th August 2016 at 21:38

The guy at the bottom right of the pic is just about to chalk some numbers on the paving stones to play hop scotch.

Comment by: Kenee on 10th August 2016 at 10:05

They should call it Victor Meldrew Square.

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 11th August 2016 at 19:41

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.

Comment by: Vb on 12th August 2016 at 15:02

Looks like a death mask!

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