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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 17th June, 2023)

Progress


Progress
Progress on the Galleries.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)
Views: 1,438

Comment by: Abram Alice on 17th June 2023 at 06:44

Well I can tell you which is my favorite building on this photo and it would be the black and white one in the bottom right of the photo.
Nice to see you fully recovered Irene, to see you nice.

Comment by: PeterP on 17th June 2023 at 07:35

Where does the demolition material end up?

Comment by: MikeW on 17th June 2023 at 07:39

Its about time someone did something positive with it. Nothing lasts forever including town centre shopping.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th June 2023 at 07:39

Still a long way to go - at least the ‘facades’ are in place - no change with them. I’m imagining the apartments will be on top of any shops and a
‘ market hall’?

Comment by: Garry on 17th June 2023 at 08:43

From previous new buildings this will be awful, like I've said before they've killed off the Wigan we loved and grew up with, I'm not negative but realistic.
This will be gone in 20 years time.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th June 2023 at 08:48

A good phot, Andrew, but a sad one. It was sad enough to see the original Wigan Market Hall being demolished, but at least she was an Old Lady that had lived a long and useful life going back to the 1800s.....this is like a child that hasn't even got to school age. What an absolute waste of materials, time and money.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th June 2023 at 09:36

Thankyou Abram Alice, and I agree with you about the old black-and-white building.

Comment by: good old days on 17th June 2023 at 09:41

going to be a multi story primark cause its the only store in wigan thats got any people in it

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 17th June 2023 at 09:51

Nice pic Andrew, them buildings was my working life for 10 years sad to see them go, I noticed this morning that most of the fourth floor parking has gone now, it's been hard work for demolition guys as most of shops still had equipment and goods in them.

Comment by: Cyril on 17th June 2023 at 13:45

Good view up there Andrew and strangely no Pigeons or even Sparrows to be seen, there was always plenty of both birds to be seen.

Abram Alice did you like the stuff from Jackson the Tailor? you'll have to meet up with 'good old days' and have a root about in the bargain basement at Primark.

There was a discussion about Wigan Tailors in 2012: https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f1&msd=849549&offset=&subject=who%2527s%2520old%2520enough%2520to%2520remember%2520made-to-measure%2520suits

and also some jokes about Tailors in the same year: https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/communicate/mb_message.php?opt=f1&opt2=&msd=849609&offset=0&subject=Tailor%2520Jokes

Comment by: Arthur on 17th June 2023 at 13:48

Peter P , recycling.

Comment by: Sandra on 17th June 2023 at 13:50

Nice photo but not a nice sight.

Comment by: Pat McC on 17th June 2023 at 14:27

You're right MikeW, nothing lasts forever, but you'd expect more than 50 years out of a brand new complex like this one.

Comment by: MikeW on 17th June 2023 at 16:42

The only people to blame for this are us. Not the council or the shop owners or the government because we are the ones who stopped using town centre shops

Comment by: Bob Hartshorn on 17th June 2023 at 17:28

The white roof of the market hall can still be seen behind the Galleries atrium and the clock. Going back some years ago pigeons had begun to get in through a broken air vent and so we called in the council pest control to get them out, we left them to it and they decided they would shoot them, and as it turned out it was a powerful air rifle they'd brought along. Neither one of them would have won a prize at a fun fair rifle range either because with only three pigeons for them to shoot at they had put uncountable pellet holes in the roof, I'm sure there were less gun shots heard at the Alamo. If you looked up you could actually see the holes glisten when the sunlight hit them, however it then began raining in, and the raining in was far worse than the old market hall had ever been. The private pest control company we had later said, why did they even consider using an air rifle when it was a thin anodised metal roof? because they were blockheads managed by blockheads !

Comment by: Henry on 17th June 2023 at 19:16

What happens in London will come to Wigan . Junk food , KFC , I bet have already have booked a place for here . As the doctors and NHS beg to tell us the rise in obesity, we just allow more and more junk food places to feed this need to want to have more . Governments pass this onto doctors and nurses to sort out , yet casually allow more and more junk food places to grow , just adding to obesity. We all pay for this yet we still allow these junk food places to fill our need

Comment by: Paul Mc on 17th June 2023 at 21:25

Wi a bit o luck southerners MIT learn ow make a proper pie

Comment by: DTease on 18th June 2023 at 00:08

That’s what they said about a pint of bitter Paul Mc, but them theer folk daan saarf never managed that either.

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