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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 24th November, 2020)

Wigan Town Centre


Wigan Town Centre
Wigan town centre from Billinge Hill - 15th November 2020

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 50-140mm plus x2TC)
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Comment by: Mick on 24th November 2020 at 07:25

Looks different not being able to see the Pennines

Comment by: Gary on 24th November 2020 at 09:10

A fascinating vista - very different from the one I was used to. Horwich (the place of the Grey Wych Elm) in the distance and an overall impression of clean lines in the foreground.

Comment by: Poet on 24th November 2020 at 09:16

Different indeed , the only thing I recognise is Bolton's ground !

Comment by: A.W. on 24th November 2020 at 09:44

Excellent image, focus on.

Comment by: Dave johnson on 24th November 2020 at 10:34

Cracking shot but where's the parish church?d4jiq

Comment by: Pw on 24th November 2020 at 10:38

I cannot get my bearings.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th November 2020 at 13:15

I'm a bit lost too! I recognise the tall tower with a grey/blue roof a third of the way in from the left of the picture.....is it the old cotton mill down Wallgate?

Comment by: lock lass on 24th November 2020 at 13:48

At first glance I too thought this was the old Reebok stadium, now called University of Bolton Stadium, because I do not recognise it as the DW stadium. The front of the photo looks like Wigan but the back, to me, looks like Horwich. Like Pw I cannot get my bearings either.

Comment by: Gill on 24th November 2020 at 13:52

That's a brilliant photo Dave, it's amazing how much depth and area you've covered, and all in focus. Is that the Wuchie that appears to be in front of the stadium at Middlebrook? And thanks to Gary, I'd never heard of the Grey Wych Elm tree before, it made me look it up. :)

Comment by: Veronica on 24th November 2020 at 14:56

I recognise the Reebok Stadium and the tall flats in Scholes. The red brick ones are on Greenought St If I'm not mistaken.

Comment by: Anne on 24th November 2020 at 15:14

Eckersley mill and chimney, Trencherfield mill/ flats, TownHall/old tech with chimney, Premier inn/old police station. All can be picked out, look carefully.

Comment by: helen of troy on 24th November 2020 at 15:48

I see the Trencherfield Mill, is the Eckersley next to it ? Thats where my Dad first started work, he was in weaving all his working life.

Comment by: Jonno on 24th November 2020 at 16:01

DAVE, i think the photo is TOO far down Wallgate to see the Parish church.

Comment by: Mick on 24th November 2020 at 16:47

Ive just looked at it through my binoculars, and can see the church in Caroline st, the church in New springs, the new build Sure Safe in Wallgate, the blue Wallgate railway bridge, and no1 Wigan pier,
Our house is more to the left so I cant see that

Comment by: Harry on 24th November 2020 at 18:06

Yon ‘old mill’ Eckersleys , is part of Wigan’s heritage . My mam , along with many others , sweated blood and guts , in yon old mill , t put a crust ont table . I can still smell her pinny from there .

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 24th November 2020 at 18:14

Oh, my. What a deep field!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th November 2020 at 20:02

My Auntie worked at Eckersley's too, Harry. I didn't mention it by name as I wasn't sure if there were other mills down there. The women used to come home with cotton all over their clothes and in their hair, and yes, it had a certain smell to it.

Comment by: Edna on 24th November 2020 at 20:03

If this is Wallgate,were Eckersleys mill is.It can't be Reebock stadium.It must be DW stadium at Robin Park.

Comment by: Harry on 25th November 2020 at 00:27

Yon ‘old mill’ Eckersleys , is part of Wigan’s heritage . My mam , along with many others , sweated blood and guts , in yon old mill , t put a crust ont table . I can still smell her pinny from there .

Comment by: James Hanson on 25th November 2020 at 00:31

https://www.themountainguide.co.uk/public/geophotos/2735502.jpg

Copy and paste that one to use as a comparison.

Comment by: Jonno on 25th November 2020 at 16:56

Definitely the Reebok Edna, wrong floodlights for DW which is approximately a mile to the right of the photo.

Comment by: James Hanson on 25th November 2020 at 23:01

DW stadium is to the LEFT of the photo.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 26th November 2020 at 09:18

Great photo Dave with amazing depth and clarity. Mine never turn out like that :). It's definately the Reebok ( as was ) as it has a different shaped roof to the DW with floodlight stanchions. Wigans are built into the roofline. Also, looking at the landmarks, I have the DW to the right of this shot. Did you do a panoramic Dave ? if so, could you post what was to the left and right of this image ?

Comment by: Poet on 26th November 2020 at 10:06

To the left , to the right ...? I'm so confused now that I'm even singing Black Lace songs .

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 26th November 2020 at 10:19

Is that Wigan Little Theatre behind the Trencherfield Mill tower ?

Comment by: Pablo on 26th November 2020 at 11:41

Dw to the left, Wigan flashes to the right

Comment by: John Noakes on 26th November 2020 at 16:54

You all claim to be Wiganers, but don't know your own town. You should go, sometime.

Comment by: Anne on 26th November 2020 at 21:29

WN1 Standisher.... not the Little Theatre, the Town Hall/old tech, note its chimney.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 27th November 2020 at 09:36

You're right Anne, good spot. A bit too big for the theatre when you think about it. I go to Wigan Mr Noakes but with the number of places trading at the moment, Standish is a better walk/ride

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