Photo-a-Day (Friday, 11th March, 2022)
I like this little corner of Wigan, it just shows what could have been done with many of the old buildings that Wigan had. Sadly, many of the town’s old buildings were ripped down in the 1950s and 60s with little thought given to what was being thrown away.
These quaint alleyways are what made the town of Wigan so original. Not many left nowadays.
The Wigan public dont seem to like these old fashioned back alleys shops, that why the shops are always closing down.
There used to be a lovely cafe in Jaxons Court called The Chatteries. My daughter Ashley and I used to go in often. Then he owners moved to Southport and we went in their cafe there too. That's a lovely photo of the court. I love quaint alleyways like that.
I was there yesterday,in fact I'm there twice a week..it's a lovely little alleyway to get to Hallgate after getting off the bus...a lovely little bit of the old Wigan.
This is what people & visitors to a town like, a place to have a wander...not glitzy, glass shopping malls that are two a penny. People like a bit of history, old buildings with character.
Maybe the planners will wake up to that fact....maybe but dont hold your breath.
Yes it is a lovely bit of our heritage that is still left in Wigan.Go through here often.
The Courtyard Cafe does some lovely food.
Got its own pub as well, the Tap and Barrel, complete with locally brewed ale.
It's a terrible pastiche - entirely artificial. I'm sure Prince Charles would love it though (viz Poundbury).
I don't think Ive every tasted a pastiche Rev.
Mick, you've probably not tasted a Corniche Pastiche either, it'd also be hard to chew and digest.
Here from off the Album thanks to Duncan is a photo of the original Jaxons Court, it seems it would have been behind where Sherburn's Glass once was.
The alley at rear of Market Street/Hotel down which Sherburn's was, photo by Duncan.
I agree, it's a quaint little alleyway. I go through often, when I get off the bus Maureen, maybe we have passed each other.I was there yesterday going to the bank.xx
I bet we did Edna,I was there at three. O'clock going to spec savers for an eye test.
You sound an awful snob D.Long
So, Kim, not having the same taste as Prince Charles is snobbish?
They say there's no accounting for it , but David Hulme's tract , ' On the Standard of Taste ' suggests to me that there definitely is .
Get off your hobby-horse,you're not Prince Charles.
We are all entitled to our views. We have actually been to Poundbury and I would say , though its the vison of yet another planner, its a better place than most, purpose built & people do seem to like living there. I suppose you cant please everyone & Jaxons Court looks better than other alley ways in Wigan...phony or not.
It's a pity they didn't build a pastiche alleyway instead of the glasshouse/green house 'Grand' Arcade.
Helen we could do with Prince Charles re--designing Wigan town centre-
Prince Charles can’t do it. That man’s a martyr to his carbuncles.
Exactly Dt, that's why he wouldn't allow carbuncles, especially glass ones.