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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 9th September, 2007)


Any ideas where this photo was taken? The red and white tape was placed there not because the building was unsafe.

It's a "health and safety" thing. It was placed there to... wait for it...

It was placed there to prevent you from entering the room and, if you carried on walking you may not notice the windows in front of you. You may keep walking and not stop. Through the window to your death! Bonkers.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: coccium on 9th September 2007 at 00:05

could this be on the top floor of Haigh Hall?

Comment by: Brian on 9th September 2007 at 00:34

coccium, almost right but you win ;o)

It was the middle floor of Haigh Hall. This room was once a nursery, full of kids. Its been there for 150+ years and to this day no-one has walked through the window.

Notice the bars beyond the window on the right-hand-side. In summer the window was opened and the bars stopped the kids falling to their death.

Yet today, we need the red and white tape to stop us walking through the windows. lol. I could understand it if the window was 1 pane of glass, like a patio door.


Comment by: dave marsh on 9th September 2007 at 14:20

What windows?

Comment by: coccium on 10th September 2007 at 22:58

The top floors are in a bad state,these rooms where once all fitted with Italian marbled fire places now all gone.This council should do something to renovate this Jewel in the Crown has they call it before it becomes like Winstanley Hall.

Comment by: brocklanders on 16th September 2007 at 15:40

Heritage is something that this council cares very little for, the state of Winstanley Hall is a crime. Haigh Hall will be the same in 20-30 years.

Comment by: The Caretaker on 24th August 2009 at 12:05

It's all very well bashing on about "Heritage" but renovation costs money especially on the scale needed to preserve the likes of Haigh and Winstanley Halls. How many of you would be willing to see a considerable increase in you your Council Tax bills each year to fund these projects? Not many I can bet.

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