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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013)

Wigan Youth Zone

Wigan Youth Zone
The Youth Zone looks pretty snazzy with it's logo on!

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D700 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S VR)
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Comment by: Mick on 23rd April 2013 at 00:04

It looks lovely thanks to Mr Whelan and the Ainscough brothers Wigans youth have a great place to go to.

Comment by: Den s on 23rd April 2013 at 00:05

Looks like Legoland, totally out of place where it is. Could have done better than this for the money.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 23rd April 2013 at 00:57

Dave , I think this building is completely out of place,a blot on the landscape. Having said that it is now a fact ,and I sincerely hope that it is a great success . It is not the concept that I object to, but its siting and inappropriate design. Well done on the angle of the photograph , at first glance I thought I'd had one to many!.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 23rd April 2013 at 01:07

I agree Dave......also neat paving...ooooer!!

Comment by: Garry on 23rd April 2013 at 07:18

It would have been a good pic if only you'd have held the camera straight..whats that all about tilting the camera. WHY can't we just take photos of objects instead of trying to show off with equipment. Why should we have to tilt heads to see it ??????? its a no no from me.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 23rd April 2013 at 07:42

this will be a great addition to the town, using a ‘green-space’ frequented by druggies and alcos
Well done to all concerned!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd April 2013 at 09:18

It won`t be long now before the pavement in front of this monstrosity will be littered with cigarette ends, chewing gum etc.
The bus stop here was closed at the start of construction and it is still closed.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 23rd April 2013 at 09:24

The logo is really clever.

Comment by: Janice on 23rd April 2013 at 09:26

Great pic Dave, love the arty angle. I really hope this club is a success. It could have been built elswhere but at the end of the day it will hopefully give the youth of Wigan an opportunity to keep fit, socialise etc and keep them off the streets.

Comment by: D. on 23rd April 2013 at 09:46

I too think it is in the wrong place, and I do wonder if it is really what Wigan's youth wants. There used to be lots of local youth clubs run by churches and similar things but most died out; could that be because youngsters just don't want those of things anymore?

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 23rd April 2013 at 09:46

It looks like an adapted freight container on stilts. Shame on Wigan Council for allowing this monstrosity to be built here. It would have been more suited to an industrial estate!
Gripe over, I hope it's well used and used well!!

Comment by: dirty harry on 23rd April 2013 at 11:01

im with garry on this one mi necks sore to start with that is because ive got whip lash with turning my head away from silly piccys of senseless things get a grip wigan world snappers .

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 23rd April 2013 at 11:32

Wigan Council should stop wasting our money and spend where it's needed ie, repairing pot holes in our roads would be a start.

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd April 2013 at 13:08

Mick, it would have looked even lovelier in the middle of Shevington, and there's a lot more youths around there to make use of it, Shevy is the only area in Wigan that I know of that still has a thriving youth club.

So very true Margaret - a shipping container is what I first thought, strange really as they are now converting old containers for use as offices and school classrooms.

Comment by: Les on 23rd April 2013 at 16:10

The only thing kids/youths want these days is a mobile phone. It would have been cheeper for the council to buy all youths phones.

Comment by: Mick on 24th April 2013 at 05:14

A lot of moaning about this nice new modern building being out of place, what is out of place in that area is the old pit winding wheel what an eye sore is that.

Comment by: Cyril on 24th April 2013 at 11:09

That old Bickershaw Mine winding wheel is a lasting legacy in memory of all Wigan colliers and the fact that the college was at one time Wigan MINING and Technical College.

It is neither out of place nor an eyesore - it is part of the mining history of our town and stands proud of that fact.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th April 2013 at 21:47

Cyril, I entirely agree with your 24th April 11:09 comment. Is it Mick Byrne or, more likely, someone else?

Comment by: Mick on 24th April 2013 at 22:06

Cyril it would fit in very nicely in Bickershaw next to the canal and the new marina.

Comment by: Mick on 24th April 2013 at 22:08

Yes it is me Ernest

Comment by: Cyril on 25th April 2013 at 12:45

Ernest, Mick and I like to WIND each other up. LOL

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