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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 12th December, 2019)

Standishgate


Standishgate
Wigan Town Centre, looking down Standishgate.

Photo: Jane  (iPhone)
Views: 1,582

Comment by: DTease on 12th December 2019 at 00:19

That’s a good picture Jane, but I can’t help feeling it’s a bit depressing. Not your fault but not what you would call a ‘Merry’ Christmas.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th December 2019 at 08:17

The council paid some z-list artists to turn the christmas lights on???Wheres the lights???Not many people but plenty amounts of litter.

Comment by: kath on 12th December 2019 at 08:45

Of course it's still daylight so the lights don't show up so well on photos. Nice picture Jane

Comment by: Veronica on 12th December 2019 at 09:11

Compare this stretch of Standishgate to pictures of the past and the realisation dawns, sadly, how insignificant Wigan town centre has become.
Wigan at one time was a large important town, but somehow, it's not anymore....despite the money spent on 'revitalising' it. Sorry to be so depressing... Felt the same when I went in the market as well.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th December 2019 at 10:31

As DTease says, a bit depressing as it appears to be quite a gloomy day and obviously everywhere looks better in the sunshine. The stance of the gentleman wearing the cap just reminds me of Eli in Last of the Summer Wine.....I'm sat here looking at the picture and waiting for him to trip up!

Comment by: britboy on 12th December 2019 at 14:41

Never thought I’d see canopy tents and a taco truck in Standishgate ....these are everywhere in the USA ....what’s this! Wigan becoming more Americanised ....Oh dear... the sky is falling, the sky is falling.

Comment by: britboy on 12th December 2019 at 14:43

Well...it does look like a taco truck lol.

Comment by: Philip G. on 12th December 2019 at 15:42

I see Eli, Irene. And he might even have been on his way to saying to the girl in the red coat 'You're early!'.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th December 2019 at 16:08

Standishgate looks so small to me looking at the photo now. When I was a child the area looked vast & was so busy with people, cars & buses.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th December 2019 at 17:36

Britboy, Yes, Wigan is becoming Americanised and it drives me potty! You wouldn't believe how fed up I am of hearing myself and my husband addressed a "you guys"! And with people being taken aback when I say, "I'm NOT a guy!". Philip. I'm glad you can see Eli. xxxxxx

Comment by: DerekB on 12th December 2019 at 20:49

The Christmas lights are pathetic, just are the ones in Standish. I have seen better trees and lights in someone's front room than the tree and lights outside Standish St. Wilfred's church. I came through Knaresborough yesterday (a much smaller town than Wigan and the tourist season is over) and they had a magnificent display, especially across the roads entering the town.

Comment by: Lynne on 13th December 2019 at 12:17

"Christmas?" Just another big corporate con these days and the true meaning is lost. Not that I actually believe in the religious side of it. Frankly, I'd be glad to see the back of the so-called "festive Season" Before anyone says it... no I'm not miserable or boring, just practical and enlightened.

Comment by: Janice on 16th December 2019 at 17:54

No-one in America is telling the British to copy anything.Brits do it of their own free will.

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