Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 30th May, 2013)
Photo: Brian (iPhone 4)
So sad to see....sign of the times....maybe it was too far gone to be saved in the first place so nature has taken its course....cheers!!
It is a shame. The fire service got sent to this in the early hours and spent a few hours searching beneath the rubble checking no one was trapped. Lucky there was not.
That is appalling, whoever was reponsible for that building should be held accountable. If that had happened during the day someone could have been under all that.
I bet those pigeons had a bird's eye view.
What a waste. Another bit of our history gone!
Theres a video here of 118 Standishgate.
sad to see buildings neglected.
Classic example of redevelopment of protected buildings.. Leave it to rot and watch it fall.
The opening of the ring road in the 80s had a detrimental effect on this area, a lot of custom was taken away from the smaller businesses that operated from premises like this, eventually they became unoccupied.
Is this the building that appears in Whitehouse's mid 19th century view showing Mabs Cross? What a disgrace that it comes to this.
My husband says this is a listed building. He used to work in a Motor Factors just behind it, just up the entry, in the 1970s. People lived in the building in those days, in flats.
My first thought was horror, just in case someone had been inside at the time. My next thought was how convenient, the vandals can now demolish it. There should be a law to prosecute this type of thing... ie turning a blind eye and letting a building of historical importance decay until it simply falls down. They should be made to restore it.
There's another building on Wallgate in a very dangerous state, the windows are bulging out of it could collapse anytime.
The buildings across from Northwest station there's scaffolding up on most of the shops it's the first shop after the scaffolding.
Lizzie, why do you have to end every comment on here with a Cheers?
I agree with Bob, and sometimes you've got to move on. Look at the state of the old Penningtons building on Hallgate that was 'saved' - saved for what I ask, all it does is blight the new and redeveloped buildings. I wonder if the woman who petitioned for that to be saved is pleased with her efforts - it should have gone the way of the other run-down buildings!! Tricia, what is 'historically important' about these buildings?
Because she is a cheerful person. Unlike a few people on here.
CHEERS LIZZIE x
'bob' has said it all.....must be a new way of demolishing listed buildings !
How sad to see this. I was at the High School opposite this building and I remember it well, although I haven't lived in Wigan for some years.
One wonders whether those responsible for this and other buildings which are being allowed to 'die' for lack of rehabilitation realize that they are destroying our heritage?
Is anyone going to be held responsible? Although I have not lived in England for the greater part of my life, I still feel that this is "home", I suppose I always will, but things like this really hurt.
CHEERS EDNA HARRIS.....
My understanding is that there is a legal responsibility to maintain listed buildings.
Cheers to lizzie...
Shame about the building though...
Jont65 That scaffolding in Wallgate has been there for months. What are they supposed to be doing. There is never anyone working on it.
About 20 years ago I was walking past this building and 2 men were taking photos. They said they were interested in historical buildings and thought that this was one of the best they had seen. Pity the Council have different ideas. It's a sin to let buildings like this become derelict we should cherish them.
Edna Harris and Dirty Harry..grow up.
Cheers to everyone who cheers Lizzie. Hip Hip - cheeeeers! :}
There is a garage business up that alley.So there should be a good bit of compensation to be paid out by the owners of the building.That building has been neglected for over 20 years.
Well done Brian, Cheers.
I worked at THOMAS &FOSTERs JUST UP THE ROAD IN THE 50S,ONCE LISTED ITs JUST TO COSTLY TO REDEVELOP ,THEY ALL NEEDED PULLING DOWN IN THE 50S.START AGAIN WHY LIVE IN THE PAST.
Isn`t Lizzie just saying "thankyou" in her own way??
I try to be a cheerful person.....positivity is very important because there is so much negativity around.....so chuffed at all your comments.....I will continue always with my cheers!!!
Did it fall or was it pushed? Cheers Lizzie!