Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 17th October, 2023)
The work is now well under way and it looks to be a very big job.
I wonder what the structure on the left is? Is it some kind of roof cover?
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-HX99)
Yes I believe they are structures that will mount over the roof to facilitate the repairs. My brother and I were talking to a construction worker and that is what he told us.
It is a temporary roof which will enable the work to continue in all weathers.
About a third of the roof had been done when I went past on Sunday.
Looks like Wigan’s ‘Jewel in the crown’ is being polished’. I am surprised it can be afforded.
Always people have to interfere why now? they have had years ago to do renovate it just like everything in todays society changing it to keep up with the way of the world.
Wonderful to see that something major is happening to Haigh Hall after the fiasco of it being a hotel.
I am sure the council must be getting substantial funding for this, lets hope the results and usage are pleasing.
We stayed there once for three or four days while we were having our house renovated, the room we had was superb with a baby grand piano and a spectacular view down the road in front. Apart from that it was run like Faulty Towers on steroids, honestly you just would not believe it.
It was reported on a TV news article a couple of evenings ago that precious artefacts from city museums had been stored in the cellars of Haigh Hall for safety during world war 2, I hadn't heard of that before, though I do remember when the rooms had various exhibits and antiques on show very much like a museum.
We should be thankful too that it hasn't suffered the same fate as some other buildings under the custodianship of various previous councils have undergone, if so it would be a pile of rubble now.
A £20 million 'levelling up' grant has been given to restore Haigh Hall by the government
To be shure , the hall was gifted to the gued folk of Wiggin .
My daughter in law came past the hall yesterday and she said the roof section has been lifted into place now.
The hall was not gifted to the people of Wigan it was bought by the then Council for about £18k