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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 10th March, 2022)

Canopy


Canopy
Market Hall canopy, I've been told this was from the old Market Hall.

Photo: Brian  (Sony DSC-H200)
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Comment by: PeterP on 10th March 2022 at 06:28

how many features like this canopy will be saved or will every thing just be scrapped?

Comment by: Mick on 10th March 2022 at 06:53

I bet a lot of Wiganers complained to the Wigan council about the cost of this OTT canopy when they first saw it on the old market hall shed.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th March 2022 at 07:07

It looks to be an original
canopy....wonder what will become of it if anymore of Wigan is demolished ?

Comment by: Elizabeth on 10th March 2022 at 08:44

Lovely craftsmanship here,sincerely hope it will be preserved,although I doubt it.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th March 2022 at 08:49

Well I hope it's saved and not used for scrap...
They could have Maypole dancing round it..

Comment by: DTease on 10th March 2022 at 09:07

They should use it as a monument to Wigan as a market town.

Comment by: joe bloggs on 10th March 2022 at 09:32

Cant imagine anyone on Wigan Council will be too concerned over heritage and aesthetics they are all busy counting their money

Comment by: Veronica on 10th March 2022 at 09:40

I wouldn't be surprised if it was put at the entrance to the Grand Arcade---what a paradox that would be..

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 10th March 2022 at 09:53

It looks ideal for chaining your best mate to, naked, on his stag-do in the middle of winter!

Comment by: Veronica on 10th March 2022 at 09:55

More to the point ( as it is Wigan we're talking about) Pole Dancing in the nightclub area of King St. Nothing's Sacred in Wigan

Comment by: Jembo on 10th March 2022 at 10:15

They kept it before so fingers crossed!

Comment by: Cyril on 10th March 2022 at 13:50

I was under the impression that this original market hall entrance canopy would be sited at the entrance to the new market hall which is to be built at Marketgate in Market Place. Though saying that you know how bulldozers have been accidently, though intentially reversed into and destroying things before.

Comment by: annemarie on 10th March 2022 at 19:28

one person cant see good in Wigan so why does it post

Comment by: Edna on 10th March 2022 at 21:49

This is two markets we will have see demolished, it's a shame to pull this down.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 11th March 2022 at 07:16

A bit late in the day to comment but those that have power are not counting their money, they are counting yours. I dont think I have ever known of a council...Metropolitan or otherwise that wastes so much money !

Comment by: Veronica on 12th March 2022 at 15:52

It makes your eyes water at what the cost of building, demolishing and rebuilding was and is...

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