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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 14th April, 2021)

Wigan Hall


Wigan Hall
Great restoration, but that chimney stack on the left still looks like it’s ready for toppling over.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Dave Lewis on 14th April 2021 at 00:15

What a beautiful building, Wigan really has some great historic history, Thanks Dennis for another great photo.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th April 2021 at 08:17

It is certain a wonderful building, must look up its history.

PS for Veronica.....have found John St....off Hardy Butts ?

Comment by: Veronica on 14th April 2021 at 08:25

Absolutely beautiful building, and it's not the only historic one for Wiganer's to cherish. If only that could be done to all of them that's left.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 14th April 2021 at 09:00

A building of beauty, style and character.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th April 2021 at 09:31

Yes That's right Helen Hardybutts was at the bottom of John St. Part of Hardybutts still exists albeit cut off in the middle. Did you find the VE Day celebrations? That scene was in the grounds of a school canteen towards the bottom end of John St.

Comment by: nephro on 14th April 2021 at 10:10

Wigan Parish Church,s Rectory. There was a big lawn to the left of that building where we used to dance around the May Pole with the Bluecoat Infants school in the mid 1940,s

Comment by: Mick on 14th April 2021 at 10:39

Now that what I would call a nice set chimneys.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th April 2021 at 11:41

They certainly knew how to build in those days, I do not like modern buildings,and there must must have been an awful lot of thought behind buildings like this and others in the same vein,whereas I can't see an awful lot of imagination in today's so called modern buildings and let's face it they do nothing for the eye..there's no beauty in them at all..but that's just my opinion...but I'm sticking to it.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 14th April 2021 at 11:55

I agree, Maureen. The new building down Library Street, (Wigan Life Centre or whatever it's called), looks like it's built out of Lego. It has all the character of a bin-bag.

Comment by: Cyril on 14th April 2021 at 12:49

Helen of Troy have a look here for some history on the hall.

https://www.wiganarchsoc.co.uk/blog/?page_id=111

Wasn't there some photos of the interior in the Album on here, I can't find them if there are? I remember it wasn't as ornate as I would have expected it to have been.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th April 2021 at 14:23

Couldn't agree more Maureen and Irene.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th April 2021 at 14:49

Irene,by the time they've paid for all that glass being cleaned on the ( modern ) buildings week in and week out they could have paid for a good architect to create a beautiful building I'm sure...or am I totally wrong.

Comment by: PeterP on 14th April 2021 at 18:44

If we think Wigan is bad go to Milton Keynes the concrete jungle

Comment by: Edna on 14th April 2021 at 18:52

You are all right,Irene,Maureen and Elizabeth. Were on earth have they got the architect's from.Wigan Market built in the 1980s due to be demolished.Just over 30 years old.Now not fit for purpose Its a disgrace.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th April 2021 at 20:31

Irene,by the time they've paid for all that glass being cleaned on the ( modern ) buildings week in and week out they could have paid for a good architect to create a beautiful building I'm sure...or am I totally wrong.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th April 2021 at 21:33

I wish someone could tell me why my comments double up.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th April 2021 at 12:02

Maureen, I go on facebook a lot and a gentleman regularly adds a lot of photos of Wigan, Ince and Hindley and they always come up three times! I'm sure he doesn't mean that to happen. It is probably something quite simple but needs a younger or more technical brain that ours to fathom out. I have been puzzled many times by such things and my twelve-year-old grandson has seen immediately what the problem is!

Comment by: Maureen on 15th April 2021 at 14:43

I wish someone could tell me why my comments double up.

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