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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd November, 2023)

Galleries Car Park


Galleries Car Park
Stood at what was the entrance to the car park on Mesnes Street.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd November 2023 at 07:24

'' Another one bites the dust''

Comment by: freddie on 2nd November 2023 at 09:06

just put the cobbles back

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 2nd November 2023 at 09:30

Just hope the Council change their mind and keep and refurbish the Market Hall and the Clock Tower. Might not be much of a interest now but it would do in 100 years time.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd November 2023 at 09:55

It looks like there’s still some cobbles when enlarging the photo. Unless my bleary eyes are playing tricks..

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 2nd November 2023 at 09:56

It reminds me of that poem, "The Wasteland".

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 2nd November 2023 at 11:19

Veronica I think it’s the track marks of the machines that have demolished the buildings and levelled the ground that you can see maybe.

Comment by: Ian on 2nd November 2023 at 11:31

freddie, my first thoughts as well.

Comment by: PeterP on 2nd November 2023 at 11:57

Veronica they probably just tarmaced/cemented over the cobbles

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd November 2023 at 12:10

I also hope the clock tower is kept Colin, but it seems that whoever it is on the council town planning they're adamant that everything has to go, they'll probably be just like the ones who have been here once before, and who after having made a right mess of the town centre made a quick exit, and probably ended up with better paid jobs elsewhere.

Veronica, it does look as though there are cobbles (or setts to keep the pedantic's quiet) there peering up from the mud, and I'm thinking that it would have been Mesnes Terrace that would have been just around that spot, the street where at the right side Hope Methodist church would have once stood.

See Sir Bob's Performing Pigeons are having a roost on the clock tower, they must have just got back from having a good scoff at the park.

Comment by: peebee on 2nd November 2023 at 15:09

Eh bi gum, sixty two years ago I trudged over them cobbles morning and afternoon going to T.L.S. from the old bus station, been chased across by 'Clapper' and rode on many a fairground ride. Dashed through the revolving door into the market, once inside to me it was like Aladdin's Cave, the size, the smells , the chatter and friendly faces. Thank God they
can't take your treasured memories away from you.

Comment by: Meg on 2nd November 2023 at 15:13

I think they're tracks from the heavy machinery. I went past yesterday and it had all been covered in tarmac.

Comment by: Bill Broad on 2nd November 2023 at 17:49

Peebee,
I probably ran alongside you at times. I sometime came down Makinson Arcade ( if I caught the Abram bus) Clapper ( Bill Lyon) was in action that way also.

Comment by: Bill Broad on 2nd November 2023 at 20:22

Peebee,
I probably ran alongside you at times. I sometime came down Makinson Arcade ( if I caught the Abram bus) Clapper ( Bill Lyon) was in action that way also.

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