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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 13th December, 2023)

Under Wraps

Under Wraps
Haigh Hall is in there somewhere.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th December 2023 at 07:47

All it needs is a big red ribbon bow round it....lets hope when it is revealed it hasn't turned into Wigan Life Centre !!

Comment by: Wigan mick on 13th December 2023 at 08:51

What a waste of tax payers money. Should have been spent on improving local cycle paths.

Comment by: ex wiganer on 13th December 2023 at 09:20

Money should have been spent on more important things in wigan instead of unimportant like this other things are declining in wigan they need to get a grip and look around!

Comment by: Veronica on 13th December 2023 at 09:29

It looks like a big job…
Can’t wait to see the result.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 13th December 2023 at 09:34

Spot on Helen, Christmas paper would look really good.
Went into town last evening no tree in the Market Place even the lights were switched off so caught the bus to Chorley. Magnificent Tree, Street Lights and Fair Ground on the square!

Comment by: Garry on 13th December 2023 at 09:53

Well worthy of renovation, a Wigan icon. I think everyone in Wigan has visited the Hall sometime or other.

Comment by: Jembo on 13th December 2023 at 13:32

Knocking old buildings down? Moan winge gripe complain.

Spending millions restoring and preserving old buildings? Moan winge gripe complain.

That's Wiganners! LOL!

Comment by: Wigan Mick’s Bike’s Tyres on 13th December 2023 at 14:08

It’s a ‘Haigh’ icon

Comment by: Sir Bob on 13th December 2023 at 14:22

Wigan Mick once rode is push iron through the front doors of Haigh Hall, and filmed himself dooing it.

I thought that the Hotel people had renovated Haigh Hall a few years back, so why did it need renovating again ?

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 13th December 2023 at 15:33

Sir Bob, we stayed at Haigh Hall when it was run by Contessa Hotels, four nights of Faulty Towers.
We had a tour of the so called multi million pound renovation, less than a quarter completed by cowboys the rest like abandoned building site. I could right book on our experience.
No wonder they were turfed out.

Comment by: Babs on 13th December 2023 at 16:08

Look at the history of Haigh Hall. It's a Grade 2 listed building with a past which is relevant to the industrial heritage of Wigan.
The money which is being spent on its restoration may possibly be ring fenced and it may be a case of 'use it or lose it'.

Comment by: John G on 13th December 2023 at 17:04

That's right Sir Bob, I remember him doing that, Ive just been trying to find the video that he made but can't see it now, but I have found one of the new hotel and some of what looks like the derelict parts of the hall showing a old bog and wash basin.
here is the video.


Comment by: John Noakes on 13th December 2023 at 17:19

“may be a case of 'use it or lose it'.”

That was previously the case, and the cause of the Contessa lease.
The latest event is the result of a £20million cash injection by the government.

Comment by: Arthur on 13th December 2023 at 20:12

I think sir Bob and wigan Mick's bike is the same person.
Because they sound so silly.

Comment by: DTease on 14th December 2023 at 00:30

Helen thinks it needs a red ribbon bow
but where the eck will the knotted bit go?
Wigan Mick wants a cycle path
You must admit he does make you laugh.
Veronica says it’ll be a big job and she’s right of course it’ll cost a few bob
Colin says Christmas paper would really look better
But then again he is a trendsetter
Garry from Wigan (famous for sherry)
Says it’s an icon but he is a bit merry
Jumbo is resorting to moan, whinge and complain
He as come out before with a similar refrain
Wigan Mick rode his bike through the front door
That’s going too far and he’ll just have to go
It’s £20 million for this renovation
Let’s hope it’s not all for more immigration.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2023 at 09:33

Brilliant Dtease!
Pam Ayers - Watchout!

Since Wigan Mick rode through the front door ..
Has he been trapped in there ?
‘Cos we don’t ‘see’ him anymore!

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