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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 19th May, 2015)

Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel

Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,389

Comment by: Ken R on 19th May 2015 at 03:24

Nice pic Mick, was this the Quality Inn originally?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 19th May 2015 at 03:47

nice looking building. I'm just guessing is it situated on Bridgeman terrace

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 19th May 2015 at 05:10

When, and where, did that go up ?

I left Wigan 20 years ago and it wasn't there then. Or did I just not notice it ?

Comment by: Bob on 19th May 2015 at 08:09

Greenough street opposite the old central park (now supermarket).
Full of foriegners etc claiming benefits

Comment by: kath on 19th May 2015 at 08:55

I've stayed there a few times. Nice rooms and friendly staff and very convenient for town.

Comment by: kath on 19th May 2015 at 08:58

Bob - can't say I noticed "foreigners on benefits". Some nice Germans once and another time a wedding party and once the whole of Whitehaven rugby team for some reason.

Comment by: Kenee on 19th May 2015 at 09:47

I think it's been there about 20 years.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 19th May 2015 at 12:44

Until a few months ago the flags were an absolute disgrace,and had been for a long time, filthy dirty and ragged ,it was a bone of contention every time I passed ,it reflected badly on The Hotel and Wigan . Eventually I rang the manager ,Mr.Jackman, who was a gentleman ,and said he would look into the matter ,I'm quite sure he was unaware of the state of the insignia ,as he would enter from the opposite side of the building . To his credit the the flags were removed the following day ,and new ones replaced recently . It shows that a telephone call (in a friendly manner) can sometimes work to improve things.

Comment by: britboy on 19th May 2015 at 13:01

Well,I was having trouble finding this location, good thing there's google maps to relie on.
Was it originally called Oak Hotel, can't recall that name or that it dominated the roadside that much.

Need to visit Wigan more often (if I can still recognize the place)

Comment by: Julie Bateman on 19th May 2015 at 13:12

good picture nice one bob you have just told the truth what you said i agree with you just like nigel faradge

Comment by: Brendell on 19th May 2015 at 14:19

Was in Wigan last weekend and stayed there, not for the first time. Staff helpful and polite. No sign of "foreigners on benefits". Had mother's wake there a couple of years ago and couldn't fault the price or the service. And free parking.

Comment by: DerekB on 19th May 2015 at 14:28

Building this hotel started in late 1990. It was called The Oak originally. I think the person who commented on it being occupied with foreigners on benefits might be confusing it with The Britannia on Almond Brook Road, Standish where this is or was certainly the case until recently.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 19th May 2015 at 14:31

For ex. Wiganers who haven't been back for a long time,Its on the site of the old WATER HEYES buildings at the side of the River Douglas,eaiih just behind the Wigan Little Theatre

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