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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 12th December, 2023)

Life


Life
Museum of Wigan Life and Wigan Life Centre.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
Views: 1,422

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th December 2023 at 08:14

Hmm....I don't know what to say but impressions or not good.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th December 2023 at 09:01

I’ll give the Lego 50 years no more, it already looks temporary and the old will still be standing (if it’s left alone).

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 12th December 2023 at 09:14

Brian, at this picture had me baffled and did not even recognise the building. Then I realised that it is the Life Centre, which I think of as The New Bath’s taken from Harrogate Street near the Premier Inn.
A glimpse of the Museum and former Christian Meeting House to the Left and the back of The old Westwood Estate Office (Franco’s) all on Rodney Street.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th December 2023 at 09:18

Does any one think the brick box known has the life centre will be around in 30 yrs time ?

Comment by: good old days on 12th December 2023 at 09:36

gob smacked the face off wigan should be on that car park might brighten the place up lol

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 12th December 2023 at 09:37

As a ‘New Build’ architecturally speaking there are many worse buildings around the town.
Who would like to start the list?

Comment by: Garry on 12th December 2023 at 12:20

In my opinion it's an idiotic design, we've lost so much brilliant historical buildings demolished by miss guided people.

Comment by: Sandra on 12th December 2023 at 12:30

A ludicrous building, there was nothing wrong with Wigan Baths and looked so much better.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th December 2023 at 12:44

Had another think & I now wonder why the ' Powers that be' want a Museum of Wigan & a Life Centre...they are doing there best to be shot of all the history that made the town what it used to be....its an awful building to boot !

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 12th December 2023 at 14:06

Maybe it would look nicer clad in ornate Terracotta or Mock Tudor?

Comment by: Alan on 12th December 2023 at 15:00

Historical buildings were designed by architects, and draftsmen, they use intelligence and skills to design buildings.
The Museum of Wigan life would almost certainly have been designed by computers and not the human touch. That's the big difference.

Comment by: Pat McC on 12th December 2023 at 16:43

I worked at the accountancy firm of L A Pardey & Co in the 70s and 80s - (later Franco's restaurant) - to the left of the 'museum'. In those days the Mayoral Parlour was next door and Wigan Library directly opposite, looking up towards Library Street. A bustling part of Wigan.

Comment by: e on 12th December 2023 at 18:46

Never happen in Standish
My God what coat
what cod of hope
my goodness that
what fool what prat
could even think
with pause or blink
anything even
falsely deceiving
Fool with fund
stolen beyond
on such historic place
could even dream
held passion gleamed
but fail
coz
Could never happen in Standish

Comment by: Ebenezer on 12th December 2023 at 19:52

Bah Humbug!

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 12th December 2023 at 21:44

When did the museum move into the new building? i loved it in the beautiful traditional building.

Comment by: Paul P on 12th December 2023 at 22:12

This photo could be of interest to historians in the future. An example of a soul less, neglected northern town in the early 21st century. Absolutely appalling!

Comment by: Veronica on 12th December 2023 at 23:04

The Museum is in the old (better) building Phil.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 13th December 2023 at 08:42

Whoever Ebenezer is, with the Bah Humbug comment, it isn't me, I was ill in bed all day yesterday and didn't go on p-a-d.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th December 2023 at 13:00

Hope you are soon better Irene, I miss your comments along with others who don’t comment as much.
Never mind owd Ebenezer we all know what happened with him.

Comment by: john on 14th December 2023 at 06:12

rip off car park

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