Photo-a-Day (Monday, 6th June, 2022)
How to make an entrance
Photo: Joanne (iPhone)
Priorly? Do you mean "formerly"? Or is this another transatlantic outrage upon our poor language?
A very impressive entrance & great subject to photograph Joanne.
The entrance is at the back of the modern building, but was originally at the front of Trident Works, as shown by this fantastic Getty image: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/the-vulcanite-ltd-factory-at-the-trident-works-in-wigan-news-photo/1238956809
A glimpse of it in this WW pic: https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=6672&gallery=Pottery+Road&page=1
Nicely done, Joanne.
Very interesting info.
I think the masonry will out last the new bricks and could be recycled again years from now.
Interesting photo Joanne, I remember the original Vulcanite building with the entrance on the corner of Pottery Road and Melverley Street, they produced roofing felt and going past on a bus you could always smell the bitumen and I imagined it to be an awful place to work in a hot summer.
Duncan put a photo of the yard along with a few comments from folks who worked there on the Album. https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=3&id=19397&page=9
Is Item 10182 in album the same building , on the right , as the Getty one ?
No, Dave A., I think Item 10182 shows an Eckersley building which still exists. It’s on the same side of Pottery Rd as Vulcanite was, but closer to Swan Meadow Road.
Thanks Joanne , I am grateful for your correction .
You asked a question years ago about "Have I Hanover?" I want you to know my father, who was from Derbyshire, used it very often. I think he must have got it from his Dad, who fought in WWI. I've never heard anyone else use the expression. :-)