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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 1st March, 2017)

Makinson Arcade


Makinson Arcade
Ornate window at the arcade entrance on Standishgate.

Photo: Jane  (iPhone 6s)
Views: 3,057

Comment by: Ellen on 1st March 2017 at 05:29

I love this entrance to the arcade,almost as much as the other end.--When was the arcade built? The lettering in glass suggests art nouveau to me, but maybe I am wrong, as my computer tells me I am even spelling it wrongly. However,I can't think of another spelling of nouveau!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st March 2017 at 08:07

I love this as well Ellen, an iconic bit of Wigan...long may it remain.A good photo Jane.

Comment by: tricia on 1st March 2017 at 08:13

Hi Helen
Well that is how I would spell it too ! Maybe it should be capital A and N ...or just maybe your computer cannot spell !
Hope you are well x

Comment by: A,W. on 1st March 2017 at 09:26

Ellen, the glass canopy with the lettering is comparatively modern,it was added in the 1990's if I remember rightly. The arched window however, dates back to the building of the arcade.

Comment by: tricia on 1st March 2017 at 11:10

Sorry Ellen/Helen
Should've said Ellen !
I must have been away with the fairies ! :-)

Comment by: Fred Mason on 1st March 2017 at 12:22

Standishgate 1910 showing the Arcade as it was then.


Nice shot. Jane.

http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/oldgallery/soldphoto.php?pic=wig6l.jpg&w=530&h=313&opt=g3

Comment by: Beryl on 1st March 2017 at 19:09

For all it's faults Wigan has some beautiful architecture

Comment by: britboy on 1st March 2017 at 21:22

When I come over and visit Wigan, this is one of the places I have to walk through, the other end has had some great pics taken to.

Comment by: Ellen on 2nd March 2017 at 00:12

No worries,Tricia!...My own sister always called me Helen, -and named one of her daughters for me;-but her name is Helen!

Comment by: AB on 2nd March 2017 at 14:39

Just a thought ,where is the boundary between Market Place and Standishgate. I always considered the Arcade to be off Market Plase

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