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Coops Building c1900
Coops Building c1900
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Item #: 35127
A photograph of the larger building Compared to the 1881 building Also shows the Borough Police Station i.e. Now named the OLD COURTS

Comment by: Andy Lomax on 20th May 2024 at 00:28

Behind the wall lies the extent of the gardens of Walmesley House.

Comment by: Bob T on 20th May 2024 at 18:25

Ron, not the Borough Police Station, but the Lancashire Constabulary Divisional HQ.
The Borough Police Station was in King St.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 20th May 2024 at 21:44

Thanks Bob I meant to say County...<g> But I had just been reading an article about Wigan Borough Police Force.

Comment by: Linma on 21st May 2024 at 08:26

Bob T you’re absolutely right, I was a shorthand typist there in the 60’s.

Ron everyone makes mistakes that’s why there are rubbers on the end of pencils.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 21st May 2024 at 14:28

Ron, good picture.
I think that the area behind the wall directly in front of Coops is the remnants of the rear garden of the old Manor House which once stood in Hallgate.

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