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JOHN McCURDY BUILDING
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 31920
THE ORIGINAL "NEW" WIGAN TECHNICAL COLLEGE 23rd OCTOBER 1954

Comment by: Veronica on 19th February 2020 at 09:58

I remember seeing a photograph of The Queen going into the building with all the dignitaries when she visited Wigan.

Comment by: helen of troy on 19th February 2020 at 15:59

Dare I ask....is it still in one piece, still standing ?
Shall we take bets on it ?!

Comment by: DerekB on 19th February 2020 at 20:49

Helen.it is still standing and, as you would expect, over the years modernisation and various additions have been added to the complex.

Comment by: AP on 19th February 2020 at 23:18

Weren't Wigan Tech great! I preferred the old building though.

Comment by: Roy on 20th February 2020 at 00:43

I,like Ron Hunt, went next door to the Thomas Linacre, I have sat in lessons staring trough the window watching this place being built, 1954/55. Yes Veronica I was 10 yards from the Queen when she was driven through those gates.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 20th February 2020 at 07:25

Thats a a relief DerekB !

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2020 at 08:39

You were lucky Roy, I was stood in Wallgate and only got a glimpse of the Queen in the big black car, after walking from St Patrick's along the canal to get to the spot we were allocated. So disappointed!

Comment by: Tim Cooke on 20th February 2020 at 15:25

Video footage off the Queen opening the building.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAS-OIO1rkw

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