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Started by: tonker (25246) 

That arcade is going to be really 'tacky', what, with a cafe done up about Wigan Casino, and now a statue of George Formby.
For a start, George Formby, as good as he was, in his day, is virtually unknown to anybody under forty, which just happens to be the age group of 'prime customers' who will be expected to spend their 'hard earned' in there in order to make it pay.
Next is Wigan Casino. Almost unheard of in todays youth and a place which Wigan council tried their best to shut down, in it's heyday. Liked, and fondly remembered, by the few, it's memory is carried on by 'them as know nowt'.
Yes, folks. They are 'scraping the barrel' there.

Just like they did with Liverpool Airport. Fancy, naming it after that long haired, drug taking, depressive drop-out when they could have named it something fittingly respective of the famous river who's banks the place is sited on.
It makes me cringe every time I walk past his statue, at the top of the escalator, and see tourists, mainly Japanese or American, having their picture taken standing at the side of it. With a daft smile on their face.
Anyway, I'm off again later tonight, to my place in the sun (I've heard it's raining), I'll give Him the fingers as I walk past.

Replied: 20th Sep 2006 at 19:58

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