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Wigan Public Hall   Views: 458
Location of Wigan Public Hall - 1890 map   Comments: 3
Photo: Carol   Item #: 31735  
Location of Wigan Public Hall - 1890 map
  A follow up to the post of the Share Certificate for Wigan Public Hall. It's location at the bottom of King Street is show on this map (1890 O.S.)  

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Comments by Veronica, 1st January 2020  
Was the Theatre Royal later known as The Hippodrome, it looks like it was in the same place? I might be wrong. I remember the building went a long way back. On the rare occasions I was taken there we entered at the side entrance to all the steps leading up to the 'gods'.

Comments by Carol, 1st January 2020  
The Hippodrome was built on the site next to The Theatre 0 opposite Rodney street. The Theatre Royal closed in January 1904. The Hippodrome, next door opened in March 1904. The Theatre Royal was demolished, but the facade was kept and made the front of the Shakespeare hotel.

Comments by Veronica, 1st January 2020  
Thanks for the info Carol. I had heard of the Shakespeare but had never been inside. To be honest I don't remember the building after all this time. Yet I can still see the Hippodrome in my memory.. I must see if I can find a photo of the Shakespeare to jog my memory.

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