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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 28th September, 2021)

Newtown, Wigan


Newtown, Wigan
I wonder how they felt when they sobered up and saw what they had done?

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Rainh on 28th September 2021 at 01:21

I think Rose Bridge played in them colours.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th September 2021 at 07:33

Ye Gods !

What planning idiot allowed this awful building ??

Comment by: Veronica on 28th September 2021 at 08:09

Dennis the Menace has been up to his usual tricks! His favourite colours.

Comment by: Tom on 28th September 2021 at 08:29

How has this been allowed, looks horrendous

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th September 2021 at 08:57

It looks like a cross between a stack of liquorice allsorts and a wasp that's fallen into a pot of red paint!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 28th September 2021 at 09:00

Just what I thought Veronica, and his old Mucker, Minnie the Minx. It won't get lost on the car park, will it ! Unusual one that Dennis.

Comment by: Mick on 28th September 2021 at 09:15

Its not that bright in real life, and I think black and red blends in very nicely with the green tarmac cycle lanes.

Comment by: Edna on 28th September 2021 at 09:22

What an eyesore for Newtown.Unbelievable.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th September 2021 at 09:31

I feel there's worse to come - yesterday was only the first...
'Taste' these days has flown out of the window - pardon the pun!

Comment by: P.G. on 28th September 2021 at 09:57

Looks like Dennis the Menace's jumper out of The Beano, they must have got him in to do the painting.

Comment by: Basil Brush on 28th September 2021 at 10:16

its not bad food from their , mrs brush and me prefare take aways , it saves her from doing any cooking witch gives her more time at the sun bed shop she looks like a humpa lumpar now lol.

Comment by: Pat on 28th September 2021 at 10:27

It reminds me of a Lego construction that my children made in their younger days!

Comment by: David Barker on 28th September 2021 at 10:30

Gutter needs attention at front ,the water might wash the paint off :)

Comment by: Joan on 28th September 2021 at 10:58

I used to catch the bus to Chorley and we went past Central Park rugby ground and at that time the shed next to the Douglas was painted in big red and white stripes, and I don't remember any complaints being made about it.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th September 2021 at 11:44

Perhaps that was because it was Wigan Rugby ground Joan and not a takeaway. Nothing unusual in that - the above is the tasteless Tasty House. Glad I don't live next door or even a few doors away.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 28th September 2021 at 12:34

There were complaints Joan

Comment by: Phred on 28th September 2021 at 12:56

Wigan grammar school colours!

Comment by: Arthur on 28th September 2021 at 13:32

Wigan Council should do something about that.
The place is rundown enough. Looks like a shack for another country.

Comment by: Carol on 28th September 2021 at 13:43

What mart of Newtown is this

Comment by: Pat McC on 28th September 2021 at 14:49

The proof of the pudding Mick is whether you'd be quite so enamoured of the colours if it was in the centre of a Shevington. People who live on Ormskirk Road have to look at that on a daily basis.
Helen of Troy - I agree with you, it's probably a planning idiot who lives miles away - A case of 'not in my back yard'.

Comment by: Mick on 28th September 2021 at 15:39

You old fashioned stick in the mud bunch of Wiganers will have to get used to having shop fronts and businesses painted in gaudi colour's just look at how they do in our bigger city's
But like Ive already said earlier on, its Its not that bright in real life.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th September 2021 at 15:49

I don't think there are any rules about what colour you can paint your property - unless you live in a conservation area of some kind.

Comment by: James Hanson on 28th September 2021 at 15:53

This photo been tonkered with to make look more brighter that it really is.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 28th September 2021 at 16:13

The property itself looks quite old. It appears to have had the roof done but the doorway in the corner of the building suggests its older than it looks and probably part of Saddle Junction as was

Comment by: Veronica on 28th September 2021 at 16:18

It's hardly Balamory innit ....There'll be hardly any shops left to paint! There's one or two NIMBY's on here though ....

Comment by: Cyril on 28th September 2021 at 16:24

I'm glad that I remember Robin (Newtown) as it once was, and like all the districts around Wigan had plenty of shops which provided all household essentials, and like as Veronica mentioned the other day about when she lived at Scholes, you shopped local daily and only went into town to go to the farmers market, to purchase a speciality item or to go to one of the cinemas. This building was a bank at the time and painted a sober white, wonder what the manager would have made of it now.

Comment by: wiganer on 28th September 2021 at 16:29

Rev, the Council do something if your border fence is too high.
Looks like a building from poor country. Where are we GOING.

Comment by: Alan on 28th September 2021 at 16:31

I wouldn't like to see that from my living room window, Horrible.

Comment by: Anne on 28th September 2021 at 16:35

That is a real eyesore, nothing TASTY about that place.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th September 2021 at 16:58

wigan's - there are regs about how high a fence can be - but not what colour you paint it.
Anyway - we kept being told that we are a poor country...

Comment by: Jean on 28th September 2021 at 18:26

Does anyone know why Newtown was called Robin my grandmother lived in Heather Grove and we all called it Robin.

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 28th September 2021 at 18:34

The council soon made that Wheatlea restaurant get rid of their Orange Wall.
"It didn't give a good impression to visitors approaching Wigan fromthe M6", said one councillor.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th September 2021 at 19:05

I'm glad I'm an "old-fashioned stick in the mud Wiganer", if it means I don't have to pretend I like this shop-front, Mick, and I agree with Pat McC....I don't think YOU'D be adding this shop as one of your "photos-a-day" if it was in Shevy....you wouldn't want to admit it was in your village. As Pat says, it's easy to talk when it's not in your own backyard.

Comment by: DTease on 28th September 2021 at 19:18

I can't remember the last time I was tonkered with.
It's no fun gerrin' owd.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th September 2021 at 19:19

Jean, the road along there was at one time Robbing Lane and over time this was shortened to just Robin, this was before it was named Ormskirk Road.

The bank before coming to be fast food shops was a branch of Barclays, and from the 1960s onwards it had 'Legalise Pot' graffitied on the side wall.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th September 2021 at 22:39

Well Dennis I wonder what else you have got up your sleeve for tomorrow. It has been a very interesting photo, perhaps there's even one worse coming up shortly. I might stay up to see what's what. Please let it be another 'tonkering' shop.

Comment by: Tony L on 29th September 2021 at 07:56

This place only has a council food hygiene rating of 1 so anybody eating stuff from here is likely to get more than they bargained for.

Comment by: Alan on 30th September 2021 at 11:58

It should be closed down then.
Thanks for that Tony L.

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