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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 11th August, 2007)

Boarded up

Boarded up
Large detached house just a little further up from the Cherry Gardens on Wigan Lane.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: christine on 11th August 2007 at 07:47

I think it is a pity a old building like that is allowed to go into disrepair.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 11th August 2007 at 09:28

Looks as if it has a stor4vjxy to tell.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 11th August 2007 at 19:56

Try Again...Looks as if it has a story to tell.

Comment by: Dee on 11th August 2007 at 22:58

am i right Brian in thinking this used to be the old peoples home on wigan lane.Must agree with comments made by Christine and Dave.

Comment by: coccium on 11th August 2007 at 23:53

I think this used to be the home of the Wlliams family the pork butchers in Wigan.

Comment by: Elsie on 12th August 2007 at 12:34

I agree with previous comments, it is a crime to leave this building in this state. Are there any plans for future
renovation and useage? Does anyone know?

Comment by: Brian on 13th August 2007 at 00:45

This house is next door but one to the Cherry Gardens. I believe plans have been submitted for flats (surprise, surprise!) and there has been a hitch somewhere along the line. There was quite a bit of interest in the local rag a few months ago but its gone quiet now... If and when I learn more I will post here.

Comment by: Colin on 22nd September 2007 at 13:38

It's further down from the Cherry Gardens, not further up. They started to strip the roof off the building to try to evade council tax, but were made to reinstall it. Ha! But, think of the council tax the council would get out of a few 'apartments' (read: flats), maybe they're cutting their own throat here.

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