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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 2nd May, 2022)


Old Lady of the Pier.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,966

Comment by: PeterP on 2nd May 2022 at 06:49

The vandals have been let loose again ,they have to try to destroy everything.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd May 2022 at 07:29

Anywhere else & this would probably be on a tourist trail......Wigan Council dont know whats underneath their noses foget flash shopping malls , promote Lancashire history !

Comment by: freddie on 2nd May 2022 at 08:58

more wasted public money

Comment by: DTease on 2nd May 2022 at 09:56

I felt quite cheerful when I got up this morning, but after looking at this I think I’ll just go back to bed.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd May 2022 at 10:07

When I left Debenhams to have my son I did a pen-and-ink sketch of this scene for my boss as a gift.....the buildings were then old and derelict. A few years later when my son and daughter were at school. the area had been done-up and made into a museum and the staff, children and a few Mums from Abram school went to visit it. We dressed in Victorian clothes and it was very lively and enjoyable. There were boat-rides for the children and picnic areas. Now, sadly, it looks very much as it did on my sketch, and the prone figure, (although I realise that has been done by human hands), seems to sum up its demise, and that of Wigan in general.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 2nd May 2022 at 12:00

Is it Wigan Council or Canal and Rivers Trust?

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd May 2022 at 12:02

What sad lives the hoodlums lead to get their kicks by destroying whatever takes their fancy. They couldn’t even finish the job though, as their intention was to throw that sculpture in the canal. Whoever is responsible I hope they break their arms or legs….

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd May 2022 at 12:10

I can see a chain next to the feet of the statue so is it chained to the wall and why whoever did this couldn't pick it up and walk away with it, but whatever goes through someone's mind to do this anyway, and with the Way We Were, Wigan Pier and Opie Museum attractions now gone shall these statues etc, be replaced when they get damaged?

Comment by: John G on 2nd May 2022 at 13:01

Yes Veronica, and they don’t need come running to you when they do break their arms and legs.

Comment by: e on 2nd May 2022 at 14:04

Come gather ‘round people
Wherever you roam...


Comment by: Veronica on 2nd May 2022 at 14:33

Well I would certainly stop ‘um in their tracks John G…eee by gum - I would that!

Comment by: Roylew on 2nd May 2022 at 15:07

When is the Wigan Pier project going to be completed…it’s a farce what’s going on

Comment by: Barrie on 2nd May 2022 at 16:53

Oh er, had a rotten night and don't feel to well, still there is no one around to help me on my feet so I will have to wait while.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd May 2022 at 18:06

Oh! Me ‘eads bangin’ I cawn’t goo in this mornin’. They’ll at do beawt me int’ weavin’ shed….it musta bin that pickle butty…couldn’t o’ bin t’ gin…

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd May 2022 at 20:07

Oh Veronica, that did make me laugh! We could go in Bruccianni's again for a coffee to sober up if they hadn't closed it down!

Comment by: annemarie on 2nd May 2022 at 20:47

We know longer have police on streets we dont know who we have living here Lots of scum have free range glad I am on road out what a shame poor Wigan

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd May 2022 at 21:09

I blame that Barrie he set me off Irene…
I’m surprised Dtease hasn’t put his two pennorth in…..;~o

Comment by: Poet on 2nd May 2022 at 21:46

It's good the council are promoting Wigan' s entry into this year's ski jump championship .

Comment by: . Ozy . on 2nd May 2022 at 22:06

If I could just add my two penn'orth.

In my view, the true criminals are the faceless, nameless decision makers who commissioned this monstrosity to be sculpted, cast, or whatever in the first place.
It's that far, I doubt very much if Calderbanks would even accept it for scrap.
Or allow me put it this way..... If it was in my front garden, I'd keep my curtains permanently drawn....or fasten a black bin liner over it...or most likely both.

Lordy!, I thought the statue dedicated to Fred Dibnah in Bolton was ugly, but this one deserves to be under at least four foot of water,....if not more....along with the other one 200 yards farther along the towpath.

And I hesitate to even mention the stainless steel abortion near ......." believe " square.
..........oh! wait..........I do " believe " that I may have just mentioned it.

So witness what species of garbage your illustrious councillors choose to spend your hard earned council tax payments on people.......then weep.

And we've been invited to vote for them again later month....my ar$e.

Comment by: Dave on 2nd May 2022 at 22:56

Our ramps not quite Garmisch Poet .

Comment by: DTease on 3rd May 2022 at 00:19

Having had plenty practice as a young man, I can tell you that is the perfect position to take over the great white telephone when ridding the body of an excess of bitter and curry following a Saturday night of over indulgence.

Comment by: Eddie the Eagle on 3rd May 2022 at 08:23

I believe her last jump was only a yard short of the opposite bank .

Comment by: Barrie on 3rd May 2022 at 08:39

Veronica, your comment has made my day, put a smile & laughter to start my morning and boy do we need it.

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