Photo-a-Day (Friday, 18th October, 2013)
Well below there is lots of water waiting to be used, but I for one wouldn't want to be showered by it knowing where it came from
I'll look forward to progress reports!
Do you know what it will be like when finished, Mick?
Have found website :-
Click on 1st project `Market Place, Wigan`.
Is this the council's doing ? What are they doing now, vandalising their own vandalisation ... That's a laugh, pity it's not their own money they're wasting ?
A complete waste of time, money and effort, especially the money. What's wrong with it as it is?
I have a lovely memory from way back - when I was a schoolgirl. I was standing opposite the toilets waiting for a friend. There was a beggar just opposite, but the loos. He was waving a packet & calling "Elastic, elas-bloody -tic." I thought it was so funny. I didn't buy any.
Yet another act of wanton demolition and unnecessary expense, it isn't all that long ago when those expensive granite slabs were laid there.
The fountain will courtesy of the pub and club goers, soon be full of urine. vomit and half eaten rubbish that is passed off as food, still All Saint's gardens will be a lot cleaner.
Thanks for the info Ernest, it looks like it going to be lovely and modern when its finished just like the fountains in centre of modern Manchester.
I cant figer out where this is?
Maybe Barclays could chip in on the cost.
Mick; The centre of Manchester, in my opinion, is the ugliest in England. The sunken gardens should never have been demolished.
If it's going to be as shown on 3rd Oct. post it will need a close mesh cage surround, top as well.
Garry; Where do you live? Ever heard of Google?
Where the underground toilets used to be Garry, Standish bus stop and transport offices.Parish Church behind Barclay's unfortunately.
Lizzie, you are conspicuous by your absence, am i meeting you at Manchester airport? lol.
Thanks Roy...Ernest Pyke, no need to be vindictive!
Never mind that Roy
Lizzie, are you meeting me at adelaide airport? :))
Ernest I was told that Manchester sunken gardens were just a hang out for drug addicts,winos and prostitutes.
Roy; Photo #4817, 1st on 4th row on page 3 in Album, Places, Market Place shows Wigan Parish Church when Lowe`s had been demolished. Can`t remember how long before it was `part hidden` again.
I have see this kind of development before; where benches, walkways, walls, sunken gardens etc. in the centre of a town have been replaced by open spaces (see Ernest's comment 08:25). In doing this, the foundations of the open space are greatly strengthened - so that heavy "things" can be brought in, such as Performance Stages and other big machines for various events. See a (temporary event) big wheel here:-
This was not possible in the Square in the photo before and extensive redevelopment.
I believe that Wigan Council is struggling to make the town attractive. They should just have left the town alone and maintained it in good health. It was great in the fifties and sixties, full of character and now...????
Hope they are going to do some improvement on the buildings behind the "new" fountain....what an eyesore.
Boys..boys...I can't be everywhere at once.....I am sure Peter you wouldn't recognise anyone you will be too jet lagged...if you are coming Emirites....you land at night...but I will hear you go over my house....cheers!!!!
Lizzie,I'll be at King Shaka 14-12-2013?
LIZZIE.....behave yourself (LOL)
Leave the damn thing alone, sort out the intimidating beggars, make town safe again
Lizzie they are all trying to meet/date you and i was DEFINATELY the first to offer, Manc airport to Standish free of charge,lol.
Fellas I am already hitched.....have been for over 40 years.....I apologise if I have led anyone on.... But if I went anywhere my fella would be coming with me.....sorry boys.....cheers!!
Lizzie, i would certainly run you BOTH to Standish and i am SURE you haven't been leading anyone on, i was offering as a fellow Standisher.
Thank you Roy....you are a star.....don't know what I was thinking.....apologies.....let's leave it at "never say never"........cheers!!!
Is this a date site now?
Don't be daft Garry....cheers!!!