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Wigan Town Hall
Photo: Brian
Views: 1,896
Item #: 29970
The old Wigan Town Hall, King Street, early 80s. Sadly no longer there.
(Photo by John Metcalfe).

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 7th December 2017 at 07:42

What do you mean...not there?!

Comment by: JB on 7th December 2017 at 08:58

It is now a car park

Comment by: John G on 7th December 2017 at 12:53

Helen of Troy: I understand how you feel Helen, people will pinch anything these days.

Comment by: English Electric on 10th December 2017 at 05:46

Does anyone know what this building was being used for at the time the photo was taken (early 1980s)?

Comment by: Mick on 10th December 2017 at 12:10

English Electric - it was still the town hall, and also Wigan Borough Magistrates Court.
Although different council departments (Education, Housing etc) had moved to other locations in the town, the Mayor's parlour and the Finance department were still here.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th December 2017 at 06:35

Its hardly conceivable that such a building could be left to rot and become the eyesore it did. Yet the building on the left at the end is now a lovely restaurant.

Comment by: Andrew Lomax on 15th December 2017 at 12:09

The centrepiece at the top with the 2 urns we're saved with dialogue between the former SAVE Wigan group and Wigan Council. These are well stored up at Kirkless ;-)

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