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Wigan College   Views: 1469
Wigan Tech   Comments: 17
Photo: Brian   Item #: 29936  
Wigan Tech

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  Early 80s.
(Photo by John Metcalfe).

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Comments by Eric, 26th November 2017  
Think this is the 60s

Comments by Brian, 26th November 2017  
Could be right Eric. I guessed early 80s as its part of a large collection which has a date of 1980-82.

Comments by Maureen, 26th November 2017  
Brian,did you get Rons email.

Comments by Brian, 26th November 2017  brian@wiganworld.co.uk 
Certainly did, I'll be in touch, ta.

Comments by Roy, 27th November 2017  
John McCurdy Hall as it was known when it was built in the early 50's. As a pupil of Thomas Linacre School next door i watched it being built. The Queen opened it in 1954.

Comments by Albert., 27th November 2017  
Is this the complex where the colliery shaft winding wheel is displayed?.

Comments by Maurice, 27th November 2017  
I went there from 1961 to 1963 on a mining course,we still had to attend the old mining college,now the Town Hall for some lessons though.

Comments by AP, 27th November 2017  
I also had that experience, Maurice.

One small problem, they had not timetabled to accommodate the time taken to walk from Library Street to Parson's Walk.

We managed if the preceding lecture ended promptly. All too often though it would fail to so do, and overrun, and should heavy traffic also slow down our crossing of Market Place, then we realised all is lost, and we would be crashing into the middle of the subsequent lecture that we should have attended. So on such occasions, we would end up in one of the conveniently located pubs.

Comments by Owd viewer, 27th November 2017  
I went to Wigan tech from 1965-69 Then to the town hall for engineering exam's.

Comments by Ken R, 27th November 2017  
Seems like you guys were looking for any excuse to get to the pubs. I did that same route "sans pubs" a few years before you.

Comments by Maurice., 28th November 2017  
I didn't have that problem AP,my stint in Library St. was the evening one,but it was a very long day,9am to 9pm,I had a nice surprise though,one of my teachers was the same one who was a teacher at Leigh Junior Tech when I was 13,Mr Redfearn.

Comments by Brian B, 28th November 2017  
I remember when that wall was much higher and cows grazed on the other side!!

Comments by tuddy, 28th November 2017  
Yes Albert, this is the one with the winding wheel, but It's been moved round the corner into New Market Street.

Comments by Albert., 30th November 2017  
Thank you, Tuddy.

Comments by Stuart Naylor, 30th November 2017  
I would say that photo was taken in the 1960's probably early 1960's because the Sports Hall was built on that corner and that was up well before 1970

Comments by Garry, 30th November 2017  
Looking at the bit if car, I'd say 1960s early 1970s.

Comments by Alison, 2nd December 2017  
My dad who took the picture only moved to Wigan in 1966 so it is likely to only have been after that.

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