Photo-a-Day (Friday, 11th July, 2014)
I like it Brian, where was this shot taken from?
Good photo of the Pier area, how does the Orwell do for trade? I remember fifty years ago the place was literally falling apart with decay and ill-use.
This place reminds me of Wigan more than any other.
Ken R if you look closer at the photo it is NOW falling into decay with not being used
PeterP. The Orwell is still in fair condition and open for business.
What it could use is a little more trade. The veranda and the terrace outside - visible in your photo - is a marvelous place to enjoy a drink on a nice day (surrounded by landmarks of our industrial heritage) and the weather for this weekend looks reasonably good SO COME ON WIGANERS, GET DOWN TO THE PIER FOR A PINT then maybe this famous landmark will still be there for our grandchildren to enjoy !
Marcus the Orwell may be in good nick but the rest of the area is falling into disrepair. There are people who are trying to safe it before it gets to expensive to repair
Industrial heritage is about people and the struggle they faced to put bread on the table.
Thanks for the comments.
Taken from the top floor of Keep Britain Tidy offices.
I remember a couple of years after the area had been restored, they advertised a "Scholes Re-union Night, on a Saturday night" . having lived a portion of our married life in Scholes, we decided to go to the bash. there was about ten couples there, what a disappointment, needless to say there were no more re-unions.