Photo-a-Day (Friday, 27th December, 2013)
Photo: Brian (Sony Cybershot DSC-H200)
Is this where the coalmining head pulley was. Not seen this view before.
Modern Wigan is coming along very nicely.
The Wheel is now moved to its new location and theyve put it up close to the building so its not as prominent as it was before and not spoiling the view.
Ken R; Yes, the Bickershaw Colliery winding wheel was on the corner of the now demolished buiding. See 1st March 2007 Photo-a-Day.
It`s now been re-sited in front of `The Wheel` restaurant which is the low building in top left hand corner of this photo. See:-
A very good photo of a very impressive building! A bit disappointed though, I was hoping for more Christmas related photos from around Wigan!
I remember cows being in there when I was a lad!!!
Right BrianB, that was the original Bull Hey, where the livestock were brought into town for slaughter.
They had to be fed & rested there first..