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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 20th April, 2021)


Hallgate, Wigan. Now and Then.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 2,259

Comment by: Edna on 20th April 2021 at 08:31

Lovely clear photo Dennis, its good to see the flag flying on Wigan Parish Church.I didn't realise there were house's at one time in Hall gate.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th April 2021 at 08:51

I know which I prefer - far more interesting. I love the lamp and the homely terraced housing - even if they may be past their sell by date. The modern scene is soulless. Thanks for the comparisons Dennis with these old pictures Wigan will never die for me...

Comment by: Roy on 20th April 2021 at 08:58

Hallgate and Lower Hallgate as many of us older Wiganer's remember it. The tallish building on the left in the old view is The National Blue Coat school as spoken about on P-a-D 12th April.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th April 2021 at 09:01

Apart from the houses, it doesn't appear to have changed that much, but, like Veronica, I do love the houses and the lamp. I never knew there were houses there at one time. It's reassuring to see the Parish Church looking down over Wigan, both then and now, its clock ticking away the the hours, days and years. What changes it has seen!

Comment by: Maureen on 20th April 2021 at 09:52

The times I've gone up and down there taking the little one to and from School when we lived in Warrington Lane,and my window cleaner lived in one of the terraced houses on the right...what a difference in those two shots,it's now souless and
characterless,there used to be so much activity down that road and look at it now.
Thank you Dennis for reviving old memories.

Comment by: Mick on 20th April 2021 at 10:15

Just love the modern photo of Hallgate with its ultra modern brand new bus station, and even a little bit of the Post Office collection counter, were Wiganers can go to collect their undelivered parcels

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 20th April 2021 at 14:49

Nice one Dennis. Good to have the " the way we were " photo for reference of what went before

Comment by: Elizabeth on 20th April 2021 at 16:32

I believe the areas of Hallgate or nearby were called Top Croft and Bottom Croft years ago.Great pic Dennis much prefer the old !

Comment by: Kim on 20th April 2021 at 16:34

Yes,the 'ultra brand new bus station' now has repair work being done,been open all of 5 minutes.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 20th April 2021 at 20:03

Good photos always Dennis. I .the street at the top of the photo was Hallgate (where the white car is). My grand father Dennis Whittle had a store there many moons ago

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