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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 26th October, 2022)

King Street West

King Street West
On the right is the old Wallgate Station and on the left, behind the bushes and trees is where the road ran down to the platform level. It’s covered in trees now, but you can still see where it ran.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 26th October 2022 at 08:46

That's a nice view, Dennis. I like sunshine and shade. The building to the left, which has been a variety of nightclubs and discos over the years, used to house Gee's School of Dancing when I was a child, (not that I ever attended there), and, if you are in a position where you can see the back part of the roof, you can see the very faded lettering advertising it as such.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th October 2022 at 08:58

It looks lovely on the photo but further down with the old station building it’s a a bit dilapidated. It’s a shame really. You can imagine the busy area it would have been at one time. Especially with the other magnificent building at the very end.
Makes you wonder what folk from those times would think if they saw it now as it is.

Comment by: Anne on 26th October 2022 at 09:27

Another cleverly positioned viewpoint. Irene is quite right about Gee’s school of dancing. In my teen years I and my group of friends enjoyed Saturday night dancing there, quieter than other venues, no alcohol, merely fizzy drinks. What a sheltered life we led.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 26th October 2022 at 10:04

I was on my bike and stopped for a pee behind those bushes, I wont bore with what I found but the authorities where informed.
I'm surprised the scrap men have not lifted those wrought iron railings by now

Comment by: Waiting for a Taxi on 26th October 2022 at 11:47

King Street West was the taxi rank ,
And the smell of onions from the hot-dog stands
Of Polish vendors in white over alls ,
Yellow lights glowing from their carts .

Trucks night club was rammed with Punks ,
Sweaty Betty's full of drunks.
We stood in drizzle at two a .m .
With the queue stretching almost back to Pemps .


Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th October 2022 at 13:29

Mick, beware where you pee...it is an offense to urniate in public ....behind bushes or not !

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 26th October 2022 at 16:16

Offence, Urinate.

Comment by: DTease on 26th October 2022 at 16:39

Mick de Wigan was all at sea
When he arrived in Wigan in need of a pee
To find a urinal he did his best
But urinal there was not in King Street West
So over a wall and into bushes
Ran Mick de Wigan to save his blushes
But alas, alack and fear the worst
For Mick came second and the pee came first.

Comment by: Anne on 26th October 2022 at 17:24

Hilarious DT, my imagination ran riot.

Comment by: Cyril on 26th October 2022 at 18:40

I've driven down here umpteen times, but never knew that grassed area went so far back, though when driving you do tend to just quickly glance over rather than to have a good toot, especially when buses are swerving out around the corner from Hallgate and ofttimes being in the centre of the road.

Mick, I can guess it wouldn't have been a bag of Diamonds from Hatton Gardens or a pot of Leprechaun's gold you found there, more likely a load of used syringes and bongs.

Comment by: Marky on 26th October 2022 at 18:43

Mick , we have Diwali up here , and folk are going nuts about fireworks after hours . Do they have Diwali your end ?

Comment by: Veronica on 26th October 2022 at 18:45

A case of Nimby-ism ..
very funny Dtease.

Comment by: Dave on 26th October 2022 at 19:13

Cyril , the drug runners escape and throw , can be worth ten grand worth of sales . No wonder young people are eager to get in there and join . I earned £3 .16 . 7p for a weeks hard work . They can earn 50 in a second . We turn a blind eye to what’s really going on

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 27th October 2022 at 07:19

Humble apologies Bruce Almighty !

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