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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 30th October, 2013)

Roof Garden!

Roof Garden!
King Street West.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 30th October 2013 at 00:08

Good one Thomas.....is it neglect or actually a roof garden....don't know the place or it's history....cheers!!!

Comment by: Derek Platt on 30th October 2013 at 02:07

That is a wonderful facade, Time to knock it down. Tell me Thomas, is the railway track behind you

Comment by: Chuck Turner on 30th October 2013 at 03:47

I'll just stand by and wait to hear WHY IT IS THE FAULT OF THE CITY COUNCIL that these trees are ruining OUR dear old buildings.----wait for it------wait...........

Comment by: Helen on 30th October 2013 at 07:45

Tell me thats not really a tree growing on the roof of that very nice building !!

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 30th October 2013 at 07:54

the old Independence Bar...now to become student accommodation

Comment by: Fred Mason on 30th October 2013 at 08:37

...IT IS THE FAULT OF THE CITY COUNCIL that these trees are ruining OUR dear old buildings.

Ha...Nice photo, Thomas and it is a lovely old building too. Just look at the engravings/sculptings.

Comment by: Roger de Coarsy on 30th October 2013 at 08:38

Stand by as long as you wish, chuck.
The trees are in the parish Church graveyard at the rear of the building. :D:D

Comment by: Marcus on 30th October 2013 at 09:45

Independence Bar MALC - doesn't ring any bells, do tell us more !
LIZZIE, King Street West is the continuation of King Street, alongside Wallgate Station, towards Coop's Mill and Dorning Street (with the Santus Toffee factory) but it is offset from King Street at Wallgate. As Roger says, the trees must be in the gardens behind the parish church. If that doesn't crackit, try Google Maps & Street View !

Comment by: Anne on 30th October 2013 at 13:01

Lizzie, looks like the picture was taken stood on the Manchester platform Wigan Wallgate, looking up.

Comment by: Loz on 30th October 2013 at 17:30

That's the old Coal Board offices.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 30th October 2013 at 19:24

Thank you Anne and Marcus.....bit of an illusion with the trees.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Maureen on 30th October 2013 at 19:46

My friend used to work there,and I think Thomas was stood with his back to the station wall to get that shot.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 30th October 2013 at 22:11

That`s either a very tall tree or a very low building
Lovelt building...they dont make them like that anymore.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 31st October 2013 at 22:32

Went past here this morning on my way from the bus station to Wigan Wallgate. Not all the tress are in The Parish Church Gardens! You are right Anne; it`s taken from where you say - take note Derek Platt.
A sign on the building says "Must be sold at auction."

Comment by: Bam Bam on 3rd November 2013 at 20:02

That was a lovely building when tony Callaghan opened it as big fifteen, I spent 2yrs there as head doorman three floors with exotic paintings and other fixtures, also the tunnels in basement you could get lost in there, many a wiganer had a good night in there before going on to the famous pemps.

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