Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 14th November, 2018)
Poor old Wigan Pier, clogs to clogs in a few short years.
I left Wigan (and even the Country) in the early seventies, but whenever I see or hear a reference to Wigan, that is exactly the view that comes in my mind. Thank you David, you brought a little tear of pleasure to my eye.
To Wiganers the world over, this scene is a little piece of Home.
Nice scene, shame about Wigan Pier. Does anyone know why it has been left in such a sorry state ? Not due for demolition is it ??
Soon to be knocked down and turned into multi million pound leisure destination. Let hope they get rid of the cobbles and that ugly Wigan woman statue
In March of this year it was revealed ‘Step Places has been chosen by Wigan Council, in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, to ... transform the historic Pier area into a striking modern visitor destination that will include residential and retail’.
The replica coal staithe was removed and restored by the C&RT in the late summer.
Helen, it will be left to rot and then the council will allow developers to clear the site and build some expensive appartments on the Pier. Nice address, Wigan Pier.
A 'warts an' all' daylight picture! Whatever is done to rejuvenate the area always seems to fail Wigan's famous landmark...
Looks a bit of a dump, don't hold your breath for any transformation....... these are usually followed a few years later by leaving buildings to rot instead of maintaining them. Don't they just love re-inventing the wheel.