Photo-a-Day (Friday, 26th May, 2017)
A very well composed photo, Dave.
A lovely old building.
It's lovely. I remember Canon Forrest who lived there. He took in a dog that had been abandoned, and he used to bring it into the shop where I worked. He was a lovely man.
I wish they would fix that chimney stack over the door. It looks very dodgy.
Just one of the many old and interesting buildings in Wigan which should be cherished.
Can someone please tell us where this is.
Opposite the Frog Lane entrance to the bus station and The Tudor pub. I stands behind a wall.
Bod, if you look from the section of the Post Office sorting office overlooking Frog Lane or the Frog Lane entrance to the bus station, this building is almost directly opposite.
Bod, if you're familiar with Wigan, then it's at the junction of Frog lane, New Market St. and Hallgate, directly opposite the northerly exit of Wigan bus station. If you're not familiar with Wigan, then you'll probably be none the wiser. Up until a couple of years ago, the place was partially obscured by trees, until a couple of local entrepreneurs spent a shedful of money renovating the place. As an aside, I was informed by the workmen, that Eric whatever his name is, the bloke off Emmerdale, being chummy with the said entrepreneurs, copped for all the logs for his wood burner. Just thought I'd include that little snippet. You never know, the question might just come up on University Challenge.
Isn't this just the type of building that gives Wigan character, as Veronica says should be cherished.
Ozzy it's Eric Charles Pollard played by Chris Chittell.
Are those springs of water still bubbling up where the Community Centre was, gullies had been put in at one time to drain away the water, before the college gym, now the Wheel restaurant was built there was also springs there too.
This is a truly lovely building. Does anyone know when it was built?
Irene, I too remember Canon Forrest,but from somewhat earlier than his living here.-He was an (almost) contemporary of mine at UGS, actually two or so years earlier than my year. Alan (on Vancouver Island) was probably in his year>
Thanks folks now I know where it is,just been informed that past Wigan rugby player Phil Clarke has something to do with the renovations sorry ozy not lived in Wigan for 40 years now for my sins but would move back tomorrow if possible nice pic Dave.
Yes Ellen, he was. He also baptised my second daughter when he was Rector at the Parish Church.
Yes Bod. Phil Clarke and his brother Andy are running their digital sports science tech business from there. There will be an article about it in the Summer edition of Borough Life magazine - which is why I was there.