Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 21st November, 2021)
Are they really that (un)busy ?
The Galleries days are numbered, the countdown has now begun.
What are the banners for? Typical scene for the ghost town. Hard work pushing a wheelchair up the ramp I know I have done it a few times.
Nice photo with the subtle lighting. Sadly, the numbers remind me of the "countdown" to a demolition. I could weep for our town, I really could.
I have not been into town for approximately seven years so have lost touch with many things and am now wondering what the significance of those numbers mean. Is it to do with the end of the galleries? A nice picture which conceals the demise of the town centre.
It's a pity that this Arcade became neglected. I hope it comes into better use when the the other plans are put in place. Which to me is just another pipe dream! Cinema, Bowling Alley , Restaurants , Car Park? ! etc. A few shops wouldn't go amiss in the Galleries. I did hear some of the Market stalls were coming in here. At least that's something.
Good Photo David I would name it ''The Loneliness of the Galleries on any day of the week. "
I remembering seeing the peoples princess Diana walk up there.
Lets hope somebody from the team demolishing the shopping centre saves the Diana plaque.
Apparently the banners are countdown to the end of the rebuild in 2025.
Nothing like rubbing salt into wounds of the demise !
We have only ourselves to blame. Even if we stop buying online, it would probably be too late to save the Galleries. Better to have something everyone can use rather than a deserted shopping centre.
Well said Lynne.
I'm afraid most people have been forced into buying online because of the younger generation, all I can say is 'they will reap what they sow'... the internet is not the 'be all and end all'. Many people would still rather walk into a shop to buy quality goods. The novelty of a Cinema, bowling alley, restaurant and car park will soon wear off. That leaves nobody coming into Wigan.
Exactly Veronica,couldn't agree more.
I will admit I am not "well-off" and tended to go into Marks and Spencer and Debenhams etc, for a "look-round" rather than to buy. A "look-round" isn't going to put money in the till to keep the shop open, I agree, but I can honestly say I rarely buy "online" except for out-of-print books. I just keep stuff for years, which doesn't help the clothes/ household goods sales but I am of that era where you made things last. Sadly, the young people who follow me buy "online".
You're so right Veronica,couldn't agree more.
I'm the same Irene, a lot of my clothes are what I have bought to last and they have lasted. I'll never need to buy a new coat anyway.
Most of our generation Elizabeth would rather buy in a shop to see what we are getting. I am sick to death of ordering on the internet and returning stuff that's not up to scratch in my opinion.... they can shove some of it 'where the sun don't shine'! I am fussy where I order from anyway, but even then it's overpriced tat!
Yes,I know exactly what you mean Veronica,there is no way of knowing how an item fits(even if it your size) or indeed the quality of the workmanship when you buy online.
Apparently, there is not going to be a cinema or anything else going there.