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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 15th February, 2020)

Haigh Hall


Haigh Hall
Haigh Hall in the morning fog.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Nikon Coolpix 7900)
Views: 1,578

Comment by: Mick on 15th February 2020 at 08:08

All change at the hall now, wonder what it will look like this time next year.
It would be a good idea for Wigan council to hand over to Boris, he would get it back on its feet.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th February 2020 at 09:23

I like that view but feels a bit chilly! xx

Comment by: Veronica on 15th February 2020 at 09:50

It looks empty, have the interlopers left, no fancy cars and plastic plant pots, even the lamp-post is missing it's lamp! The mystery deepens....

Comment by: Carolaen on 15th February 2020 at 10:28

Mick. Wasn't the Hall sold off and is now a privately owned hotel ?

Comment by: PeterP on 15th February 2020 at 11:12

Has Contessa moved out?

Comment by: Mick on 15th February 2020 at 11:56

You can see some of the work Contessa did on this video, showing old wallpaper, lavatory,fireplaces and even a roof top views

https://youtu.be/bOgdQn-fAgE

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 15th February 2020 at 13:54

The Hall is a very stately building, with the fog around it, it looks like a grand mansion out an Agatha Christie novel..

Comment by: Philip G. on 15th February 2020 at 14:56

I like the chilly view as well, Irene. And it's a mystery as to why Granada hadn't used the 'Hall for their version of 'Holmes' The Creeping Man - the settings are almost identical.
It turned out that the ageing Professor Presbury had concocted a potion from the glands of a monkey, and which had been nicked on his behalf by two of his shady chums. Poor chap had ended up swinging like a monkey from a treetop.

Comment by: Vic on 15th February 2020 at 15:04

It's scandalous that folks who had booked wedding receptions and paid Contessa have hit a brick wall in getting their money refunded.

https://www.wigantoday.net/lifestyle/wigan-dad-says-he-owed-more-ps2800-haigh-hall-hotel-firm-after-his-daughters-wedding-was-cancelled-1394604

Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th February 2020 at 22:39

That's a lovely atmospheric photo....regardless of who, now, owns it.

Well done, Harry.

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