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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd February, 2020)

Monument


Monument
Site for the new Mining Monument between the town hall and Wigan Life Centre.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (iPad)
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Comment by: Fred Foster on 23rd February 2020 at 06:46

As usual, put it out of the way so that no one can see it. Typical of our council, bury the past.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd February 2020 at 07:21

Did they find any coal when they dug the hole

Comment by: kath on 23rd February 2020 at 09:35

I look forward to seeing that

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd February 2020 at 11:06

Looks like it's going to be some monument if the foundations are so deep. At least something is being done to commemorate the industrial past and those who brought it about... I look forward to seeing it as well.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd February 2020 at 12:54

I wish it was more central and in a gated off area but well done to WHAMM for raising the money for a monument to our miners. They deserve to be remembered.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 23rd February 2020 at 13:15

It seems a very appropriate location to me - outside the former Mining College.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd February 2020 at 13:24

Fred I wouldnt say its been put it out of the way, when its outside of the town hall.
When anybody who is somebody comes to visit the mayor they will see it

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd February 2020 at 15:34

I agree with you Fred, a more appropriate location to pay respect to Wigan miners and their families and the hard work done by WHAMM would have been on the Wiend Square, it could have replaced that awful face sculpture.

Mick, anybody who is somebody and wanting to come and visit the mayor wouldn't be walking down a side street to get into the town hall.

Comment by: TerryA on 23rd February 2020 at 19:41

Well done Tom.
You guys should be very proud in what you’ve achieved.
Perfect location.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 23rd February 2020 at 22:00

I've been photographing the work as it progresses - and I Spy the time capsule ;)

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 24th February 2020 at 00:00

David , that's fantastic, I was going to go down tomorrow to take some more photographs. Thank you . Beat regards Tom.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 24th February 2020 at 18:26

Wigan Council deserve praise for their support of the project from the first. A position outside a building that was one of the earliest mining colleges and adjacent to Millgate, with its historic mining site, seems highly appropriate.

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