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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 2nd December, 2019)

Central Park Turnstile c1902

Central Park Turnstile c1902
On display in the Museum of Wigan Life.

Photo: Joanne  (iPhone SE)
Views: 2,318

Comment by: Fred Mason on 2nd December 2019 at 09:08

Very interesting, Joanne.

I wonder how old that turnstile is.

Comment by: carl on 2nd December 2019 at 10:16

they were green in 1926 joanne

Comment by: Mick on 2nd December 2019 at 11:11

About 10 years ago I was in the library and the librarian told me that the turnstile was a fake, she said it had come from Blackpool tower circus.

Comment by: barry on 2nd December 2019 at 12:13

great memories things like that bring i wonder how many kids were lifted over the gates back then .some good attendants when times were hard and how many times that pedal was pressed

Comment by: Maureen on 2nd December 2019 at 12:24

There's an awful lot of history in that one article..if only it could speak Joanne.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd December 2019 at 12:43

It just shouts history and workmanship... Nothing similar could be made these days with the crafmanship that has gone into that turnstile.
I think more effort could have been done to paint it the same colour as it was though...

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