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Queen's Hall, Market Street, Wigan   Views: 645
Drawing of the Hall Interior   Comments: 5
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 31410  
Drawing of the Hall Interior

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  Architects drawing of the interior of the Hall  

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Comments by Veronica, 8th August 2019  
It was very ornate for a Methodist congregation, usually their chapels were quite plain if truth were told. On my mother's side her grandmother and daughter attended the Queens Hall, one of her aunts played the organ I believe. Her name I think was Margaret Yates But not too sure. Just what I was told years ago. My Grt grandmother died in her 90s and there was a photo of her in the newspaper of her death and about her attendance at the Queen's Hall she was a staunch Methodist and lived in Grt George St at one time. What a shame it was demolished for the bus station!

Comments by RON HUNT, 8th August 2019  
Veronica I have more information and photographs, which I'll put on the site in due course, when I get around to scanning it in<g>

Comments by Veronica, 8th August 2019  
Thanks Ron, I am sad I never went in the old Queen's Hall ( being Catholic)! I have been in the new one since though.

Comments by Cyril, 8th August 2019  
Remember when young going up to the top and looking down, it was awesome and high, like being in the gods of a theatre. The flea and antique markets which were held in the massive room under there were popular as were the jumble sales, Wigan lost a real gem of a building when the rear part of the hall was demolished.

Comments by Elizabeth, 8th August 2019  
We used to have our school speech days here from Hindley and Abram Grammar in the 1960's.A very ornate building but they were so unbelievably boring.

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