O. & G. Rushton Limited by Rachel Shallcross (Nikon D3300)
Taken from the Galleries car park.
Comment by Ken R on 17th December 2015 at 03:46
Nice photo, have been stood in that same spot.
Comment by A.W. on 17th December 2015 at 09:57
I like this image Rachel, one of the landmarks of old Wigan.
Comment by Mick on 17th December 2015 at 11:13
Comment by irene roberts on 17th December 2015 at 11:37
When it was The Gas Showrooms it was the pick-up point for everyone boarding coaches.
Comment by Derrick Cunliffe on 17th December 2015 at 12:30
Does anyone know who built this
magnificent building all those years ago.D.C.
Comment by kath on 17th December 2015 at 12:38
I always think of this as the Gas Showrooms but what was its original purpose?
Comment by Garry on 17th December 2015 at 13:16
Bricklayers Derick. I would logically think O & C Rushton Limited.
Lovely shot Rachel.
Comment by Alex on 17th December 2015 at 13:27
Kath, it was originally built as a food and grain warehouse by O&C Rushton LTD.
Comment by Garry on 17th December 2015 at 13:33
Mick, come on..it's a convex photo.
Comment by Alan on 17th December 2015 at 13:36
Rushton builders limited.
Comment by DerekB on 17th December 2015 at 13:59
Kath, originally it was the central warehouse for O & G Rushton who were wholesale grocers with a chain of shops around Wigan. Prior to becoming the Gas Showrooms it was occupied by Pendlebury's department store(Now Debenhams) for several years after their Standishgate store burnt down in 1953 until it was rebuilt and re-opened in 1957 (Wilkinsons are now on the site)
Comment by Maureen on 17th December 2015 at 14:35
Rachel..you're quite the photographer aren't you..it's an excellent shot,
you have more of a head for heights than me lass.
Comment by Rachel on 17th December 2015 at 16:46
Comment by fred foster on 17th December 2015 at 16:51
The proprietors were Oates and George Rushton and they were wholesale grocers
Comment by Derek Platt on 17th December 2015 at 17:21
Good photo, like the effect. Went to Thomas Linacre School 1955-1956 just round the corner. I know the building but what is the new addition on the right hand side.
Comment by OCTOGEN on 17th December 2015 at 19:45
The building to the right is a vertical farm
Comment by Kevan T on 17th December 2015 at 22:04
Did it take 5 years to build or is the right hand end an extension? The date at each end is different. Having another look you can see the joint line at the right hand, must be an add on.
Comment by Garry on 18th December 2015 at 06:57
It's not a joint line Kevan T, it's a Gutter down spout pipe!
Comment by Pw on 18th December 2015 at 08:06
Kevan T.It looks like part of the design to me,so it could be an extension as you say.
Comment by kath on 18th December 2015 at 08:47
thanks Alex! I hadn't noticed the different dates either.. good stuff
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