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New Wigan Heritage Website
Started by: Perkin Warbeck (1451)  Report abuse
Wigan Buildings of Interest

Save Wigan would appreciate your comments and suggestions on additional buildings of interest and future improvements to the website.

Posted by: delboy (58) Report abuse

Posted by: MarieM (5217) Report abuse
Perkin, Is Bluecoat school still standing. Someone told me the oldest building in Wigan is within the Parish Church. Apparently it was the Bluecoat School at one point. It doesn't look that old but they said it's because it's been power washed and has a new door on. Do you know which one.

Posted by: tonker (19678)   Report abuse
The Bluecoat School was 'first' built in the late 1700's. The Whitesmith's Arms, 86 Standishgate, was built in the early 1600's, almost 200 years earlier.

As for comments and suggestions for future improvements to the website, I'd suggest they stick to 'Wigan' buildings ie: buildings IN Wigan.
If they insist on buildings in Wigan council area, call it Wigan Borough Buildings, not Wigan and Leigh Buildings and then include buildings which are neither in Wigan OR Leigh!

It's the difference between a good, factual site and yet another site full of copied bullshit !

Posted by: jo anne (31894)   Report abuse
This may be of interest:

Saving a Century, 8th Jan - 24 Mar 2016, free entry - link

Archive photographs and material from over 50 years of The Victorian Society's fight to save historic Victorian and Edwardian buildings.

Posted by: tonker (19678)   Report abuse


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