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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 9th March, 2012)

A remaining bit of old Wigan


A remaining bit of old Wigan
Friend of mine pointed out this huge gatepost at the corner of Baileys Court. Must have been too big to move when they built the bus station. On the 1891 Ordinance survey there is a block shown just where this Gatepost is.

Photo: Brian Barrow  (Hitachi HDC-887E)
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Comment by: Michael on 9th March 2012 at 07:43

Bailey's Court? Is that one of the synthetic new names dreamt up by councillors who, over many years, have lined their pockets by destroying Wigan's REAL architectural heritage? God rot the ********!

Comment by: Helen on 9th March 2012 at 08:50

Wonder what was around that gatepost many years ago, a field, a house ?

As for your councillors...seems to me you need some new ones !

Comment by: john D on 9th March 2012 at 09:10

Hi Brian are you from Land Street ?

Good picture by the way, is that off Hallgate where the slaughter house used to be and Burns glass cutting place ?

Comment by: Jack on 9th March 2012 at 09:46

How many of you constantly moaning about the council can be bothered to vote in the local elections

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th March 2012 at 10:13

Well said, Jack...I would like to add..."or joined the Save Wigan Campaign"....

Very interesting photo, as well..Brian.

Comment by: Maggie on 9th March 2012 at 11:18

Hear hear, Jack. If they do vote, they vote the same incompetemts back in anyway.

Good pic, Brian. walked past that a mirriad times.

Comment by: Brian Barrow on 9th March 2012 at 13:41

Michael, Bailey's Court is the name of a large area on the 1891 Ordinance Survey map.
Hi John D, yes Land street is where I am from, are you John D of Scot street?

Comment by: dirty harry on 9th March 2012 at 15:12

what a very interesting pic (not)you could of blurred the car reg number out. if i were a thief i now know what car im gonna do over now.

Comment by: Maggie on 9th March 2012 at 17:46

It will still be parked there regardless of number plate blurring, the car belongs to the Army recruitment officer.
Good luck in stealing it.

Comment by: Michael on 9th March 2012 at 18:29

Yes, I stand corrected about the name Bailey's Court.

But my opinion of the venality and corruption of certain Wigan councillors over the years remains unaltered.

Their greed has damaged the town beyond recall.

Comment by: JohnD on 10th March 2012 at 08:49

Yes I am How can we get in touch ?

Comment by: Brian Barrow on 10th March 2012 at 12:44

Hi JohnD if you contact Brian Elsey at:- brian@wiganworld.co.uk he will pass on my email address.

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