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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 28th October, 2023)

The Queen’s Hall

The Queen’s Hall
The Queen’s Hall, Wigan from Market Place.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: PeterP on 28th October 2023 at 06:38

Camouflaged with bushes growing out of the dome

Comment by: Shaun Devlin on 28th October 2023 at 08:52

Hope it doesnt fall victim to wigans demolish it charter.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2023 at 09:34

It’s a shame that there’s so much neglect with foliage growing on top of buildings. It’s the same with pavements and cracks everywhere.
The dome is looking a bit worse for wear.

Comment by: Garry on 28th October 2023 at 09:51

The roots of those bushes have been known the loosen bricks and mortar, not good if they fall on the pavement.

Comment by: Tom on 28th October 2023 at 11:32

Best little cafe in Wigan, if you don't mind the waitress saying god bless you love when they serve you their crumpets.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th October 2023 at 12:16

Shrubs and other foliage was only rarely ever seen growing out of chimneys and other edifices on roofs, maybe the sooty, sulphury smoke and deposits from the many coal fires would help to keep them from taking root.

The airwaves are now getting as choked up as are the roads with all the phone masts and other paraphernalia up there on the roofs, sending and receiving information, and a lot aren't really necessary with being scam calls or someone in India trying to help you fix something and telling you how to so whilst speaking in a broad Delhi accent which you can't grasp, or trying sell you something you don't want or need, and also 3/4 of those many TV channels that are so pixelated and breaking up they're not viewable.

Comment by: Mangelwurzel Squirrel on 28th October 2023 at 12:36

If you look closely you may well see me peering out from a good vantage point, Dennis had no idea I was there. If you can please help my relatives to survive with looking at me in a different pose every month, https://www.rsst.org.uk/product/the-2024-calendar/
and maybe one day we Reds will be seen again in many numbers around the Wigan woodlands. The Red Squirrel Survival Trust is a charity registered in England & Wales and Scotland. https://www.rsst.org.uk/

Comment by: Gordon Ion on 28th October 2023 at 12:38

Sorry to see its demise. We attended and were married there in 1956. Now in Perth,W.Australia

Comment by: The Observer on 28th October 2023 at 13:12

Who was the last women to look out of the Queen’s Hall balcony ?

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 28th October 2023 at 14:14

A poignant picture for me. I was in the scouts there in the 1960’s. The scout leaders at that time made a positive difference to my youth and development. I have always felt a sense of gratitude to them.

The building was huge at that time. A rabbit warren of rooms and corridors over at least 4 floors and extending back to where the bus station now is. Sadly, nothing lasts forever as Shelley so wonderfully expresses in his poem Ozymandias Of Egypt.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 28th October 2023 at 15:09

Memories of extremely boring Speech Days held here when I was at HAGS.Cafe is very well supported and staff are nice.x

Comment by: John D on 28th October 2023 at 17:02

I though Ozymandias lived near Wigan lane, well that what I was told once.

Comment by: AP on 28th October 2023 at 20:29

Buddleia: nature's demolition contractor.

Comment by: The Guardian on 28th October 2023 at 22:07


Comment by: Veronica on 29th October 2023 at 08:43

Buddleia often grows at the side of railway lines especially the purple one. Bees love them. There’s some growing at Wallgate Station on the side of the track.

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