Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 1st July, 2021)
A forbidding bastion of power and authority . You certainly don't want an invite . I think there may be a room 101 within .
It looks like the tree roots have pushed the flags up. There is no uniformaty to the buidings in Wigan .You have a nice brick building like the court house and next door you have the old police station/premier inn which looks like lego with slits for windows
Another building not far from Harrogate St!
I think it looks very smart, but it can be let down by some of the 'customers' hanging round outside waiting their turn!
I don't understand it......the Wigan planners just can't seem to get it right somehow. Who gets the casting vote on design I wonder ??
Would walk past here when it was a row of shops on the way to the town centre from Lower Ince. I would sometimes call into one of the shops with a message from my mother, to be passed onto one of her sisters. No phones in those days for most.
Originally planned to be built opposite the police station (now Premier Inn)but because it would have been over underground pipes for security reasons (the troubles) it was re-located
It was good of the council to leave those old buildings standing that are opposite, on Fairclough st and Ellen st. for those old fashioned Wiganers who like living in the past.
If one looks on Google maps you with see its become a free car park for those with business in the local area.but I dont think I would like to use it.
It certainly has the look of a fortress doesn’t it? Sadly, the law is not what it was and young people are no longer phased by the thought of having to appear in a place like this.
Hey up! Mick's woke up from a deep sleep...
Those beautiful trees certainly enhance the look of the Courthouse. Would never want to see the inside though!
Thanks Dennis, lovely photograph, however I must disagree with your sweeping statement regarding young people. Young and old - there have always been those who give others of their generation a bad name.
Mick - the past has moulded our characters and made us who we are today. No escaping it.
Pity the poor staff who work there. Actually my son works at the Crown Court at Bolton and I did a twelve month stint working at the County Court 30 odd years ago. I must say the staff were lovely though. But the Crown Court is different with some very bad cases. I wouldn't like to be there these days.
Mick should be made to write the last couple of lines of Pat MC's comment 100 times !!
Pat and Helen, I will write this only once, you both have moved away from the dark and dinghy Wigan of old and re-molded yourselves into the characters who you are today.
Pat/Helen, I bet you've never been called a remould before :)
WN1 Standisher - No I haven't, but Mick could be right, as I do have a bit of a spare tyre!!
Well I have never been called a Remould either Pat !
Think Mick was just having a bad day & I forgive him. Even though I left Lancashire & the Wigan area a long time ago I have never re-branded myself, I am still a Bradshaw, as was my father, grandfather & grt grandfather & a probably few more great grandparents before that as well. As Pat noted there is no escaping your past, nor would I want
to, I am proud of my Lancashire heritage.
I wouldn't mind being re- moulded as long as it wasn't with rubber.
I could do with a good style guru and hairdresser....