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Oy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Wiend Sunset Reply with quote

Sunset over The Wiend and the new Wigan Life Centre this evening.

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Peter Pan



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh what a fabulous picture, like a scene from Mary Poppins too. Love it..
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SAMARES



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Sunset over The Wiend Reply with quote

Dave,this comes at me from all directions.I can still see Tom's Pet Shop rising like a ghost from the past and the old Millgate prison now deep under the foundations.Old Wigan merged into dark shadows in the background reminds me of the very happy childhood I had in those backstreets of Wallgate.I walked around here last December wondering how to do it justice without a solution.Your wide angle shot from high does it all the justice it deserves.Permission to print it please for hanging on my wall.
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BritgirlinKy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely photo Oy. I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself when I finally get home in April. I've been away for far too long.
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Gordon



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant photograph Very Happy

But it brings to mind, that personally I hate that 'Face' it's horrible and now it is the central figure piece, for the new Municipal Centre of Wigan, before now it was just hidden away at the top Millgate and the Wiend.

Visitors to Wigan, which may include businessmen (and women) who are thinking of investing in Wigan and creating jobs and wealth for the Borough, will be put off doing so, when they clap eyes on that piece of cack, because the first thing they will ask, is what is it and what does it represent ?

And when they realise that it represents a Council with more money than sense, then they will probably take their businesses, jobs and money elsewhere Shocked
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dodger



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't understand this photo, the Wiend and the Life centre are next to each other, but where is the Town Hall? it should be in between them.
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I've just checked, I didn't know there were two parts to the life centre, I thought it was only the one at the bottom of Library street Embarassed
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Oy



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodger - this is the North site of the Wigan Life Centre. What was formerly Municipal Buildings. Behind it is the Town Hall, and behind that the South site of the Wigan Life Centre - on the site of the old Wigan baths.
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dodger



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Oy, I've edited it now, I thought the Life Centre was just the building at the bottom of Library st. that's what confused me.
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timmyblue2



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent shot Dave! Looks far better than it actually does!
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imwitcamra



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:15 am    Post subject: The Wiend and the new Wigan Life Centre Reply with quote

People, I remember the old Wigan baths that were replaced by the new Wigan Baths, that you now refer to as the old Wigan Baths.
The real old baths, if I remember rightly were in Millgate, I used to go there with my school, then along came the Olympic pool where I went as a young man. Amazing that too has now gone.

Fabulous Image, by the way, I certainly wouldn't recognize the Wiend without The John Bull Chop House or Frank Tickle's Store.
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Cadfael



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit the new complex is amazing, and the library is so much better now.

But... I do wish they would get shut of that ugly head! Shocked

The John Bull Chop House is still there, just out of shot to the left.

Oy... that is an amazing shot. Cool
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thesurgeon



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Cadfael"]


The John Bull Chop House is still there, just out of shot to the left.


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Mmmmm ........... to the left ???????
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paulgreen3



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great picture Oy.
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Del



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, thats an excellent picture Oy Wink
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