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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 6th July, 2018)

Deanery High School


Deanery High School
New Deanery High School, Frog Lane, Wigan.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Apple iPad)
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Comment by: Alan H on 6th July 2018 at 07:39

Hope that cladding is not the same as Grenfell Tower. Looks similar.

Comment by: Johnny on 6th July 2018 at 08:32

Nice looking building. I do like the modernism architecture.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th July 2018 at 08:38

I've often wondered about the reason why the school was renamed The Deanery instead of the original name of All Saints. Was it because Gidlow School was combined as well? Those are the schools I remember growing up in the 50's/60s. I lost touch when I left Wigan early 70's.

Comment by: Poet on 6th July 2018 at 10:31

I think modern architecture is appropriate here particularly with the nature of the modern science based curriculum. Classical or gothic for the arts however.

Comment by: Julie on 6th July 2018 at 18:22

Poet , anyone on this forum can see you are highly gifted in use of the word . Gio , I value your contributions enormously, shown throughout this forum , because you are a
one off , who speaks his own mind .
Saying this , I disagree with you both . This is nothing more than a box designed by computer software . It looks cheap , and no doubt cost cheap . In twenty years it will gone and replaced with a similar box . Poet ,
I am happy to discuss with you what ever ism
you like , from now back to the renaissance,
you will not persuade me otherwise . This is
a box . Just my opinion . Ps keep writing Poet . Gio , just be , some have it , some don’t ... that’s what makes life an incredible journey of discovery. No Garry , I’m not on the Sherry , I just enjyoy interesting debate and discussion..

Comment by: John Morris on 6th July 2018 at 19:22

Ernest Pykes last submission before his untimely death was a picture of the old building. R.I.P. Ernest.

Comment by: Dostaf on 6th July 2018 at 20:20

Veronica, a 'deanery' is a group of parishes. When the school grew and also accepted pupils from parishes other than All Saints, it was renamed accordingly.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th July 2018 at 20:38

Thank you Dostaf - I suppose it was the logical thing to do.

Comment by: Poet on 6th July 2018 at 22:20

Hi Julie ,thanks for your posts which are never dull.
I think the needs of functional buildings like schools, hospitals or factories e.g. are ever changing and therefore a cheaper flexible approach to their existence is more appropriate than an expensive bastion that would soon outlive it's purpose.
The trick of course is to make them as pleasing on the eye as possible .
The architect has succeeded here in my view by using classical allusions of columns and mathematical proportion.
Regarding 'ism's' I think anyone who follows one automatically reduces their capacity for thought by at least half.
Please keep writing yourself Julie. My best regards to you.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th July 2018 at 07:54

Poet have you ever watched the series 'M.A.S.H. . It's on 'Talking Pictures' at the moment you remind me of the Maj. Charles Winchester character.....;0))

Comment by: Veronica on 7th July 2018 at 08:11

Sorry Poet the series is on Channel 61 I do beg pardon... You must watch it ! I love it!

Comment by: Poet on 7th July 2018 at 11:37

Hi Veronica,yes I love MASH. One of the great classics in fact.
Thanks for the Winchester comparison. I'm most flattered.
What a cultured and kindly chap he is and not without a certain physical resemblance also.
Cheers Hot lips.
ps. That reminds me. Cheers was good too!

Comment by: Veronica on 7th July 2018 at 13:16

I have actually been inside the 'Cheer's Pub- I couldn't believe I was there! I think I have a bit of 'Hot Lip's ' short fuse too - but not the gorgeous figure - not now anyway! Cheers Charles! I think Oozy could be 'Hawkeye'! Hahaha!'

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th July 2018 at 19:18

Having been away, I am only just catching up with p-a-d. I am falling out with no-one; I love Poet's comments and poems but I do agree with Julie on this one. It looks like it has been built out of Lego or a "Bayko" building-set

, (showing my age there!), by a five-year-old, although I DO like the WINDOWS in the blue bit as they have a slight 1930s look. And Veronica has a lovely figure as well as a short fuse! (Only joking on the second bit, Veronica!).

Comment by: Veronica on 11th July 2018 at 11:21

Irene, missed your lovely comments! The figure isn't 'girlish' unlike yours though ..!

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th July 2018 at 17:32

Veronica, you are too kind! For reasons known to yourself I am not able to access Wigan World as often as I did but I catch up when I can, and I miss you all.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 22nd July 2018 at 09:52

I couldn't agree more with Julie. This building has no character whatsoever, the old building was far superior.This is just a box and I wouldn't want to be having to go to school there.

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