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Central Park   Views: 1793
Central Park   Comments: 14
Photo: DTease   Item #: 30632  
Central Park

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  Originally Central Park, now Tesco's. One for the Latics fans to gloat over.  

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Comments by Syd, 7th July 2018  
What a tragic sight that is!
very, very sad indeed.

Comments by Theresa Reeves, 8th July 2018  theresaforshawreeves@yahoo.co.uk 
What's the building Behind st George's now nursing home ??

Comments by DerekB, 8th July 2018  
Theresa, none of the buildings in this shot are St. George's which is on the side of the river Douglas opposite what was Central Park. The two buildings are (I think) what was the girls convent and St. John's church.

Comments by Ray, 8th July 2018  
That's not St Georges. It's St Marys school on the Standishgate side of the ground with the church behind it.

Comments by t, 8th July 2018  
dtease, why would latics fans gloat over it ?? enlighten me.

Comments by Philip Cunliffe, 8th July 2018  
I can t give a date but the Convent was knocked down well before Central Park was sadly demolished

Comments by Tony M, 8th July 2018  
St Marys church and school on Standishgate. St johns church can just be seen poking out on left of school. Convent was pulled down over 30years before this was taken.

Comments by DTease, 8th July 2018  
t, there as been a long standing animosity between SOME Latics fans and SOME Wigan Rugby fans.
Some Latics fans were not slow to make their feelings known when Central Park was demolished.

Comments by Poet, 8th July 2018  
The Cumbrian poet Norman Nicholson was a great admirer of northern grittiness and in particular Wiganners. He wrote:

Blackpool was holidays.
Manchester was the Test.
Barrow for ships, Whitehaven for coal
Millom of course for men
And Wigan for a damned good try.

As I huff and grate and fill my lungs and eye
The once for all starting bell
God grant me guts to die
Giving it Wigan.

Nicholson's phrase Giving it Wigan is well known around Barrow and Millom and is used to describe dogged determination in adversity.
Manchester University's 2014 exhibition of his work was entitled Giving it Wigan.

Let's all Give it Wigan!

Comments by Howard P, 9th July 2018  
I suspect money talks.

Comments by Alan H, 12th July 2018  
Howard P ,I suspect that the money went into the back pocket of a certain gentleman

Comments by peter, 19th July 2018  
wish wigan rugby was still playing at central park . instead of the football orientated dw stadium.

Comments by t, 22nd July 2018  
blame a certain mr robinson for that.

Comments by Mr X, 22nd July 2018  
The last rugby match at Central Park was in September 1999 and by the end of the year it was completely demolished. St Mary's RC church is the dominant building, and the former St Mary's school is next door.

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