Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 18th February, 2018)
I can just remember Douglas House going up, by the stone single line railway bridge, into Wigan Central. A television documentary a few years later, in 1964, referred to Wigan having "an American look."
As funny then as I suppose it is now.
Looks like all the peas will roll off their plates at tea time
Big brother watching with cameras on the roof of the flats?
nice shot of the trees mick are they sycamore
Used to walk past these flats every day on my way to work. They look very neat and tidy unlike some in other parts of the country which are a disgrace.
I think the flats look smarter now than they ever have and are more private.
They do look neat and well-kept but I don't like high-rise flats; they remind me of that sad song by The Houghton Weavers, "Room Up in the Sky". There is a row of TERRACED homes in the Whelley area, going up towards Aspull. (built only a couple of years ago), and they look so much nicer.
One of my mates lived in one of these blocks close to the Wigan Little Theatre and always said how brilliant it was living in the heart of theatre land.
I remember one cider drinking member of Wiganworld who used to say he lived in the heart of theatre land.
But didnt he end up in bother with the bobbys
Many have trod the boards in that department Mick.
Happily in the case of my mate the only people who were hissed were the stage villains.
...and the bike on the top balcony is surreal..
I would like to know the order they were built? A rough idea: Douglas; Woodcock; Crompton; Derby; and Manion? Of course, Boyswell last. Remember them has a child from Scholes. There is also a u tube video. Thanks.
I know one chap claimed to live "in a riverside flat in theatre land" very impressive!