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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 28th December, 2022)

From One To Another

From One To Another
From Millgate across to Library Street.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Sir Bob on 28th December 2022 at 00:23

That is a cracking picture, where did yoo take it from ?

Comment by: PeterP on 28th December 2022 at 08:08

Live span of the old building about 2-300yrs compared with the new about100yrs at the most. Unfortunately new building's are not built to last

Comment by: Anne on 28th December 2022 at 10:45

The old building looks to have had an extension at sometime. Does anyone know when?

Comment by: Helen of troy on 28th December 2022 at 11:19

Big glass walls might be fazed out in time though climate change. Wonder what it was like in the front part of the building this last summer with sun blazing through. Though someone will tell me they are double or triple glazed & tinted so it was as cool as a cucumber inside !

Comment by: irene robertsI on 28th December 2022 at 11:29

Just arrived home from a cataract operation and can't see too well but enough to know which building I prefer!

Comment by: Veronica on 28th December 2022 at 11:35

I noticed the difference in the buildings on the right. Just as good a building but not quite as much ornamentation , I wonder if they just ran out of money or perhaps it was a different builder.

Comment by: John on 28th December 2022 at 11:45

It used to be called College Avenue. Has that been dropped now that it's no longer a road?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th December 2022 at 12:10

The Aviva advert which was filmed partly in Library Street is presently showing on the TV - the Accrington brick buildings figure prominently.
As for the extension - the date in the arch on the right says 1928. Immediate post-WW1 Wigan Observer articles announced that an extension to the Mining College would be built as a War Memorial, but, as far as I know, nothing came of it.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th December 2022 at 13:54

Ron put this on the Album, it's a superb photo and shows the grand building of Wigan Mining & Technical College before the main extensions on the Millgate end, though there is a lower floor extension at the top on the Millgate end with the two arched windows, (on the photo by Dennis above these appear to be still there,) also if that is a ladder it looks to be leaning at a very precarious angle.


Comment by: Marky on 28th December 2022 at 17:22

Hi Irene , I have a friend who has had two . The second one didn’t resolve itself straight away , but with a bit of time it did . She is absolutely fine now .
I wish you well Irene .

Comment by: Pat McC on 28th December 2022 at 18:22

Hope you recover well Irene. Heard many very good reports of the outcomes of these procedures. Hopefully you'll be able to see for miles and miles and miles, as the song says! No question which is the better looking building for me, always the solid red brick, but the building with the best view is the one on the left! Thank you Dennis, nice photograph.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th December 2022 at 19:37

Thankyou so much, Marky and Pat. It is actually my second cataract operation. The first one was miraculous! We'll have to see if the second eye proves the same. My son-in-law has recently had one done and his sight is improving gradually rather then immediately. I'm just glad to have got the operation behind me.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th December 2022 at 19:38

Irene you will be ok, it takes a few weeks but at the start it seems a bit of a hassle. All good wishes.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th December 2022 at 20:37

Thankyou Helen. xxxx

Comment by: Edna on 28th December 2022 at 21:58

Best wishes Irene, take care..Good photo Dennis. Before I saw any of the comments, that was my first thought. We're was it taken from??

Comment by: Maureen on 28th December 2022 at 22:32

Irene,I'm on the waiting list..how long did you have to wait from being put forward for the op.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th December 2022 at 09:31

Lucky to get the procedure done Irene, as Maureen says some of the lists are endless waiting to be done. You must have waited a long time. I hope the operation is successful.

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th December 2022 at 10:20

Thankyou Veronica! I could see the Christmas Tree in 3D last night due to the plastic dome I had over my eye. I have been able to remove it this morning and bathe the eye and have my first drops in. According to the literature it will take a few days to settle. When we eventually get round to having another coffee in Wigan, I will be "All the better to see you with, my dear", like Red Riding Hood's Grandma,...or was that the wolf?!! Lol! xxx

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th December 2022 at 13:12

Maureen, I did answer your question but it hasn't appeared! I was put on the waiting list for my current cataract operation last February and got an appointment for the op in August so waited six months. Unfortunately I couldn't have it done as I had a cough and you have to keep very still during the operation and I was constantly coughing. I was rung up and offered a new date in October but I already had something on on that date so had to refuse, but was lucky enough to be fitted in yesterday, (December 28th). I imagine the waiting list will vary from patient to patient and hospital to hospital, but I would imagine about a six month wait. I have no idea why my earlier answer wasn't shown. Anyway, Good Luck!

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