Library Street, Wigan5 Comments
Photo: Colin Harlow
Item #: 21289
not a hard hat, high viz or barrier in sight - those were the days
Vehicles parked right up close the site as well
i was never in favour of the swimming baths being there,the site was never big enough for an olympic size pool
It was supposedly to be an olympic sized pool baker boy, but due to a schoolboy error by the planners converting imperial to metric it was later found to be three inches too short to allow olympic swimming competitions, so it is not just the modern day council that makes blunders, they've always done so.
That comment seems a bit harsh Cyril. At the time did council employees actualy design and build the pool, or was it all done by outside contractors?
These baths have been demolished and have been replaced by The Healthy Living Zone at Wigan Life Centre.