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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 18th July, 2022)

For Sale

For Sale
Flats for sale on Wallgate.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 18th July 2022 at 00:17

Heritage Way, actually, Mick. Off Pottery Road.

Comment by: PeterP on 18th July 2022 at 00:25

Are they the same flats which cost a fortune to buy then the council moved the homeless in. Bang goes your neighbour hood.

Comment by: Cyril on 18th July 2022 at 00:54

Those estate agents have gone all American and call them apartments, where you can take coffee on the terrace and the lavvy is the John, oh and there are closets aplenty too and also handy for the pizza shop - if you like that vulcanised cheese they use that is. I would imagine too that the first question to be asked by enquirers would be is the cladding fireproof, I'd certainly want to see certified proof. It is good too to see Wallgate becoming a residential area again rather than being an industrial one, just a pity all the good pubs that were around there have long gone.

Comment by: Broady on 18th July 2022 at 05:04

Must be the worst photo on here ever. Means nothing. Buck up Mick.

Comment by: freddie on 18th July 2022 at 08:08

i wonder if those that the chinese are going to build in the town centre will sell like hot spring rolls

Comment by: DTease on 18th July 2022 at 08:17

Why would anyone want to buy one when so many are trying to sell one?

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th July 2022 at 10:08

Are you having one Mick ?

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 18th July 2022 at 10:09

They are £100,000 plus, then it costs you nigh on another £3,000 a year in council tax, ground rent and service charge.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th July 2022 at 10:35

Cyril, we were looking for a new bathroom suite a few years ago and the young male assistant in a Wallgate store told me I could have a choice of "faucets". I said, "Do you mean taps?" and he said yes, and I said, "Well say so then!". It drives me potty! In the end we got a lad from Platt Bridge who was at school with our Jamie and he called a spade a spade! He even installed a lovely white bath for us to keep the coal in!

Comment by: DTease on 18th July 2022 at 12:24

Please buy my flat, I don’t want to live here any more. Please buy my flat, I’m desperate to get away. It’s not where I want to live, ‘cos everybody is leaving. I won’t have anyone to talk too if all these others manage to sell their flats.
Please, please buy my flat.

Comment by: Broady on 18th July 2022 at 12:40

Changed my mind Mick, I now love the way you have captured the contrast and Wigans bright blue sky on this PAD photo, well done.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 18th July 2022 at 12:57

They may well be in Heritage Way....& thats a laugh to start with....pity the flats ain 't of heritage design. They look cheap & nasty

Comment by: Edna on 18th July 2022 at 14:58

Freddie, the Chinese are not even building in the town centre now, they have pulled out.If you haven't noticed there is no building work going on.Pity help us now!!

Comment by: Cyril on 18th July 2022 at 18:04

Irene your quip of coal in the bath made me laugh, I remember some teachers asking any pupils who obviously hadn't washed and smelled a bit ripe if they kept coal in the bath, it always caused an uproar of laughter. It was even a joke in America according to Google.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th July 2022 at 19:53

Cyril, when I was at Hindley Grammar School the French master went round the class asking questions in French and we had to answer in French. He asked me what colour my bathroom at home was. With hindsight, I should have answered "bleu" or "blanche", or indeed any colour. but, poor as my family was, I had been brought up to tell the truth, so I said, "We haven't got a bathroom, Sir". He raised his eyebrows to the rest of the class, gave me a nasty smirk, and said, "Scruffy lot!", I was 12 years old and I am almost 70 but I have never forgotten it, although the teacher had probably forgotten it by break-time. He wouldn't have got away with that today...in fact he'd probably have got beaten up! I look back now and at least can say I was brought up better than him.

Comment by: DTease on 18th July 2022 at 20:34

Irene, one thoughtless remark like that can destroy a 12 year old’s faith in education for years to come. He was not much of a teacher in my book.
Just the fact that you still remember it speaks volumes of the damage that he could have done.

Comment by: e on 18th July 2022 at 20:57

Will thi lad come back again .
To see, yon same back door ?
And will thi use tha older legs ,
on turf that wuz before .Will tha eyes see windows , and shops that wuz back then
Or will tha pause and ponder ,
who brought yon Lego men ..
Give me any chip shop ,
against a building high ,
give me just a group of shops ,
against a grand fruit pie ,Wigan’s not the grandest ,
but mi footsteps marked ont place ,
And give me a worst come rainy day
but on a old day Wallgate face ..

Comment by: Edna on 18th July 2022 at 21:32

Going back to your comment DTease, about Irene and the teacher. I remember a teacher at St Patrick's calling us all imbeciles, because non of us knew what the meaning of apartheid was.I was 12yrs old.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th July 2022 at 21:37

Thanks DTease.

Comment by: James Hanson on 18th July 2022 at 21:52

Irene, would you like him maimed?

Comment by: Veronica on 18th July 2022 at 22:14

I think I know which teacher Edna. I won’t say her name as she died quite young. She probably had a different name for each class. Our class was a set of
“ Lazy drones”! I can’t understand why she became a teacher because she certainly didn’t like children. Or was it because we lived in Scholes….!? That’s the impression I got.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th July 2022 at 22:19

What a stupid thing to say James Hanson. What good would that do? Knowing Irene I doubt very much she would.

Comment by: Broady on 19th July 2022 at 02:00

I must point out that I DID NOT post at 12.40pm changing my opinion. That would have been 5.40am here. Admin should maybe look at the ease with which people can post in someone else's name.

Comment by: Jeanette on 19th July 2022 at 08:20

Yes Veronica you're right, what a stupid statement ! The teacher would probably be in his 90's now,if still alive and physically harming someone would be futile.Far better to ignore their past ignorance and realise that times have changed.

Comment by: Dave on 19th July 2022 at 09:27

It's not too difficult to work out who was masquerading as Broady at 12:40.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th July 2022 at 12:49

It’s been happening a few weeks Dave.
It’s like a ‘finger print’ in the use of language. Sometimes it might be a tiny error but it’s there alright. Plus you don’t need to be a detective, not on this one.

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