Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 6th March, 2016)
Really interesting photograph [where do I look?] I cant help but feel I am missing the point?
Looks nice but I bet the cost of repairs to this floor is more than is spent on filling pot holes on our roads.
Looks like a Doctors Waiting Room without the magazines!
Well..I can see that it's a terrazzo
floor,but I would love to know how long ago it was laid.
Maureen, it's the original floor. The building was opened on the 12 Jan.1903 by the Countess of Crawford. I appreciate its not the most inspiring photograph ,but it is part of our heritage , and as such I think is entitled to be on the site. Regards ,Tom.
Thank you very much Thomas,it looks very Roman too doesn't it..there won't be many of those around will there.
Nice to see something that the council have so far refrained from demolishing.
I am all for restoration rather than destroying!
Just imagine if work had been done on the old town hall instead of it falling into ruin! I wouldn't be surprised if those tiles were Minton manufactured. They have certainly stood the test of time even if they are not to everyone's taste
Nice one, Tom.
Showing some of our history.
I particularly enjoyed seeing this - I had no idea it existed an it was a treat to see. Thanks for sharing, Tom, much appreciated.
Maybe mosaic, not terrazzo?
St George's Hall in Liverpool uncovered a hand crafted Minton mosaic and tile floor laid in 1853. It is displayed for two weeks annually and it is utterly beautiful
Perhaps Tom will put us right.
Or perhaps not..maybe we'll never know.
The first century AD. The mosaics were laid for the first Roman governor of Wigan, Davus Whelanius!
And not a lot of people know that Johnny lol.
Do you think he fiddled as well O Johnnius when Wigan was destroyed as we knew it?
I reckon Vbius...I bet he played every tune that suited him!