I now live 8000 miles away from WIGAN and I am horrified with what I have seen opn this site in the past few weeks.
Comment by Dave on 24th November 2009 at 08:35
Something had to be done with this building Alan - it was a mess inside. If you look at a lot of these "Magnificent" old buildings all that was well built was the frontage - the rest was thrown together with cheap materials.
Comment by Mick on 24th November 2009 at 11:40
Magnificent" old buildings all that was well built was the frontage - the rest was thrown together with cheap materials.
Ive always said that about Wigan Town hall.
Comment by maggie on 24th November 2009 at 11:56
Nothing new there, those lovely posh buildings for which Bath is famous , only the fronts were built by Woods, father & son, the rest were done by jobbing builders - you should see some of the backs!
Comment by Mick on 24th November 2009 at 13:16
I was in Burnley and Blackburn last week and there old town centre buildings are made from stone all the way around an are still in very good condition.
Comment by dave johnson on 24th November 2009 at 19:00
The building in the picture used to be the old "Chest Clinic". I remember having to go there in the late fifties and was always surprised that the X-Ray machine was on the third floor, especially seeing that the majority of people who went there had a job to make it up the step through the front door?
Comment by Eric J on 25th November 2009 at 10:08
This building was also a dentists where they sent you from school in the 50s The dentists there knew how to make you scream out in pain, they should have been sent to prison for what they did, I know i was one of their victims,
Comment by dot on 29th November 2009 at 20:34
Yes I remember going there, to the dental clinic in the 50's, it was on the first floor with a waiting room, a surgery, and a recovery room, where we sat at a long basin after having extractions with gas.
Do you remember the red rubber bibs ?
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