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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 2nd February, 2020)

Market Place

Market Place
Taken last Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: jack on 2nd February 2020 at 08:38

Pie Gardens. What a soulless and wasted space in the town centre, when you think of the vibrance there in the past.Well done to the planning department.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd February 2020 at 09:22

It's so empty it reminds of Sunday's long ago before shopping was allowed...
What a lot of money just to re-arrange the layout....

Comment by: Alan H on 2nd February 2020 at 10:08

No litter though. Wonder if that bin is full.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd February 2020 at 10:49

Helen, I'm sure you can place this spot, but if not, you are standing where the old underground toilets used to be, looking across to what used to be Broadmead's, (the fancy-turreted stone-coloured building). Library Street lies between that and the red-bricked turreted building, and Wallgate goes off the picture to the right. Broadmead's is now The Moon Under Water which is a Wetherspoon's pub. I like to think of you looking at these photos with us all and remembering.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd February 2020 at 11:11

Jack if you and your mates went to Wigan town centre more often it would still be a vibrant place

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 2nd February 2020 at 11:47

To be fair, it does look like it had been raining. Bet the 'Moon' was pulling them in

Comment by: jack on 2nd February 2020 at 15:14

Mick. I go into Wigan frequently.I like to soak up the atmosphere of the Galleries, market hall and outdoor market.

Comment by: britboy on 2nd February 2020 at 15:28

Irene, that was the place! Having a pee and watching the people walk by overhead lol.

Comment by: Anne on 2nd February 2020 at 17:43

Not been into the town centre for three years this coming March. Won't pay the parking fees, anyhow have no need to, can get everything I need elsewhere.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd February 2020 at 18:04

When Summer comes there'll be a few people sat about, I'd like to know where the pigeons have gone - looks like they have deserted as well....

Comment by: Garry on 2nd February 2020 at 22:50

Bring back old Wigan.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd February 2020 at 07:56

Irene, I would not have had a clue where this was, thanks for explaining so well, I know exactly where it is now. I used to wait for a Corporation bus by the underground toilets to take me to my Grannys up near The Cherry Gdns.
I wouldnt think it would be the best place to sit come rain or shine !

Comment by: Janet ( jouell ) on 3rd February 2020 at 14:37

Ugly Wigan, not a patch on what it used to be.. 50s,60s,and 70s were the absolute best in every way.. Thank Heaven I have my lovely memories..

Where the Moon under Water is, is where I used to get the bus to Ashton.. Running like mad from the Ritz to get the last bus, missed it a few times and got into big trouble when I got home..hahahahaha

Comment by: Audrey on 4th February 2020 at 22:57

Looks fine to me. A good meeting place (when the sun shines!)

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