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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 20th February, 2010)

Hewlett Street


Hewlett Street
Hewlett Street buildings gutted, all that remains is the facade.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Ken R on 20th February 2010 at 00:05

It seems that Wigan is getting to be the worlds best at obliterating history. What is history anyway? Only old memories of old things,but hey can tug at the heart lots of times.

Comment by: tricia on 20th February 2010 at 09:27

Bulldozer Bill and Co. strike again.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 20th February 2010 at 12:39

If they carry on at this rate, nowt will be left of Wigan. Historic buildings in and around Wigan should be preserved not destroyed- with a few swings of a bulldozer and a prefabricated so called building erected in its place.
Just look at our Railways.....

Comment by: Bradshaw D. on 20th February 2010 at 13:37

I wholeheartedly agree with Colin Harlow. Wigan is not the town that I knew I think that they have taken all the character away with the few swings of a bulldozer What a great shame......

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th February 2010 at 14:39

They won't be happy until they've erased every scrap of our town's character and individuality so we look just the same as everywhere else. In a while, it won't even be worth having a ride to neighbouring towns for a day out...they'll all be identical!
heartbreaking?....YES.
Progress?... I don't think so!

Comment by: maureen andrews on 20th February 2010 at 18:00

I really get annoyed when I see beautiful buildings like that being pulled down,buildings with character,they're not telling me that's not worth saving,It's all about money and I agree with everybody who's replied on here,I think someones got a death wish on Wigan town centre.

Comment by: John B on 20th February 2010 at 18:53

Vandals !!!

Comment by: Pat Brookwell on 20th February 2010 at 22:13

Save our town! Wigan For Ever.

Comment by: tricia on 21st February 2010 at 15:00

I do not think there is now any hope of that, Pat.
Whenever I come home it just looks to me that it has all been done haphazardly.. without a thought of planning. It just looks like a bit here and a bit there.
I cannot forgive them for desroying the Little Arcade. Lets hope they all get better jobs soon... like thousands of miles away.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 21st February 2010 at 23:46

I agree totally with Tricia. The little arcade had more character than any other place in Wigan, or anywhere else I have been. Very good comments from others also. Just one thing to do, boys and girls...JOIN the Save Wigan Campaign and make you voice heard to the powers that be.

Comment by: CJR on 15th April 2014 at 23:22

I'm you Tricia and Fred. Little Arcade is etched in my mind forever..

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