Photo-a-Day (Friday, 20th September, 2013)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
now you see it now you dont
Absolute disgrace letting it get in this state in the first place!
Tom; What kind of building would you like to see built on this site?
It`s been suggested that a Skyscraper is built, akin to the Beetham Tower in Manchester.
Well done to Wigan council for getting rid of this eye sore that they didnt own.
Theres a couple of videos of the place below.
shame. it's such a lovely solid building full of character. nothing put in it's place will last as long
Another bit of old Wigan disappears, the company who owned it should have been prosecuted for allowing it to become derelict.
Good riddance! Let's move forward, not backward.
So many Wiganers seem to be stuck in the past. I'm at a loss to understand this.
agrees Mick - good riddance - lets rebuild the Hipperdrome!
They should rebuild the Ritz....it is a shame that it went......cheers!!!
Ernest, I've pondered your question, and after thought my chosen project would be a park area ,this would stop the owners of the land from profiting from neglecting the site over years, I imagie, in the hope that it would eventually fall down, resulting in a valuable piece of building land.
I know there are different views being canvassed on P-a-D I'm very much in the camp that it should have been saved.alas it to late .I'm sure future generations will bemoan why we allowed it to fall into such state .
It has gone I presume ?
I can't understand this need to do away with all of our past...A large town I know in Norfolk bulldozed a good size of its heart back in the 60's....& put up souless buildings in its place....2 yrs ago they practically bulldozed all of the 60's souless buildings and we have another set of garish, square boxes, nearly all empty. As I say I don't understand it, the money that it must cost us in local taxes. I await the brickbats with bated breath !
I am all for moving forward and not living in the past but I definitely don't think we should forget the past. The only reason things can move forward is because of the past.
I would like to see them maintain what still stands. Create something new, even add new if needs be but with the old that still stands.
Was still there when I last went past, Helen.
I'll be there on the 28th of this month. Maybe I could reach in and push it over.
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Tom; I suspected that you would want a green area, but the possibility of that is extremely unlikely.
It'll be another box.
They're boxin' Wigan in..:o(
another piece of our towns history bites the dust.