I can just remember Douglas House going up, by the stone single line railway bridge, into Wigan Central. A television documentary a few years later, in 1964, referred to Wigan having "an American look."
As funny then as I suppose it is now.
Comment by Owdkewyed on 18th February 2018 at 11:14
Looks like all the peas will roll off their plates at tea time
Comment by PeterP on 18th February 2018 at 13:09
Big brother watching with cameras on the roof of the flats?
Comment by gordon d on 18th February 2018 at 13:51
nice shot of the trees mick are they sycamore
Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 18th February 2018 at 13:57
Used to walk past these flats every day on my way to work. They look very neat and tidy unlike some in other parts of the country which are a disgrace.
Comment by Veronica on 18th February 2018 at 16:27
I think the flats look smarter now than they ever have and are more private.
Comment by irene roberts on 18th February 2018 at 17:02
They do look neat and well-kept but I don't like high-rise flats; they remind me of that sad song by The Houghton Weavers, "Room Up in the Sky". There is a row of TERRACED homes in the Whelley area, going up towards Aspull. (built only a couple of years ago), and they look so much nicer.
Comment by Poet on 18th February 2018 at 19:05
One of my mates lived in one of these blocks close to the Wigan Little Theatre and always said how brilliant it was living in the heart of theatre land.
Comment by Mick on 18th February 2018 at 22:39
I remember one cider drinking member of Wiganworld who used to say he lived in the heart of theatre land.
But didnt he end up in bother with the bobbys
Comment by Poet on 18th February 2018 at 23:50
Many have trod the boards in that department Mick.
Happily in the case of my mate the only people who were hissed were the stage villains.
Comment by Poet on 19th February 2018 at 00:01
...and the bike on the top balcony is surreal..
Comment by Tony G on 20th February 2018 at 20:08
I would like to know the order they were built? A rough idea: Douglas; Woodcock; Crompton; Derby; and Manion? Of course, Boyswell last. Remember them has a child from Scholes. There is also a u tube video. Thanks.
Comment by Bryan Traynor on 25th February 2018 at 09:30
I know one chap claimed to live "in a riverside flat in theatre land" very impressive!
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