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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 14th November, 2018)

Just passing

Just passing
Passing Wigan Pier on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Photo: David Long  (Sony RX10)
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Comment by: DTease on 14th November 2018 at 00:09

Poor old Wigan Pier, clogs to clogs in a few short years.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 14th November 2018 at 00:55

I left Wigan (and even the Country) in the early seventies, but whenever I see or hear a reference to Wigan, that is exactly the view that comes in my mind. Thank you David, you brought a little tear of pleasure to my eye.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th November 2018 at 07:33

To Wiganers the world over, this scene is a little piece of Home.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th November 2018 at 07:33

Nice scene, shame about Wigan Pier. Does anyone know why it has been left in such a sorry state ? Not due for demolition is it ??

Comment by: Mick on 14th November 2018 at 08:36

Soon to be knocked down and turned into multi million pound leisure destination. Let hope they get rid of the cobbles and that ugly Wigan woman statue

Comment by: Joanne on 14th November 2018 at 09:10

In March of this year it was revealed ‘Step Places has been chosen by Wigan Council, in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, to ... transform the historic Pier area into a striking modern visitor destination that will include residential and retail’.


The replica coal staithe was removed and restored by the C&RT in the late summer.

Comment by: Alan H on 14th November 2018 at 10:13

Helen, it will be left to rot and then the council will allow developers to clear the site and build some expensive appartments on the Pier. Nice address, Wigan Pier.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th November 2018 at 10:34

A 'warts an' all' daylight picture! Whatever is done to rejuvenate the area always seems to fail Wigan's famous landmark...

Comment by: Rosie G on 14th November 2018 at 19:26

Looks a bit of a dump, don't hold your breath for any transformation....... these are usually followed a few years later by leaving buildings to rot instead of maintaining them. Don't they just love re-inventing the wheel.

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