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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 1st July, 2009)


Nature and damp is taking over, the way we were.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: David on 1st July 2009 at 08:00

Where is it?

Comment by: Brian on 1st July 2009 at 08:04

Wallgate, part of the Wigan Pier complex.

Comment by: zoe on 1st July 2009 at 10:15

yep wigan pier,its the orwell aint it? what was this building used for before it became what it is?

Comment by: Eric Turner on 1st July 2009 at 17:37

This was a warehouse, goods were unloaded from canal barges on the other side, the WIGAN PIER rails were just a few yards away on the other side of the canal. I used to back a van into this building through the big double doors and load 168 lbs sacks of flour into it that came down a chute from upstairs together with a cloud of dust, then I delivered the load to the Bakery in Hindley,this was during the War. E.T.

Comment by: marieyates on 23rd July 2009 at 22:17

what an intersting little paragraph Eric, I remember it well, but never went in the building back then , I lived just over Seven Stars Bridge on the right hand side and often saw the vans as I was passing back and fore but had no idea what they were loadind , thanks for that .x

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