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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 7th July, 2021)

Market Place

Market Place
Around Market Place, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 2,342

Comment by: Linma on 7th July 2021 at 06:32

If you look at Market Place 1958 you will see the Market Place that we all still love and remember.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th July 2021 at 08:36

Not many people about! I must admit I came to Wigan last Saturday afternoon late on surprisingly there was more folk sat outside the cafes and pubs, not actually shopping. Must have been because of the sunshine.

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th July 2021 at 08:54

I can't help thinking back to the Wigan of my youth when Market Place would have been heaving with people. Now it reminds me of a song from that time: "Everyone's gone to the moon".

Comment by: Edna on 7th July 2021 at 10:23

Mabe this was taken early evening,was it Dennis, as there are no folk about? I have not seen it so empty, only when the shops have closed.Good photo though.

Comment by: Poet on 7th July 2021 at 10:24

One or two phone zombies knocking about .

Comment by: David Barker on 7th July 2021 at 12:38

Good composition Dennis, good clear photos.

Comment by: Pw on 7th July 2021 at 16:09

Wigan used to have so much to offer and We still go once a week but it is becoming lifeless,hope things will get better but it seems along climb back to its former glory.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th July 2021 at 18:39

It seems to be the same in most towns. What irritates me is when stores are relocated to these retail parks. I went up to Middlebrook the other day and was looking for the Next store. It has relocated further away from the main stores as if added on at the end with Home Bargains. It took me a good 20 minutes to get to it. Stores are closed down in towns to reopen in the 'wilds ' and further on to walk!!!***Not everybody has a car - even though there's plenty room for cars. I have ordered clothes online and 9 times out of 10 I end up taking them back...! So much time wasted.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 7th July 2021 at 18:54

I pride myself that I can honestly say I've never been to the Trafford Centre, Liverpool One or Cheshire Oaks.

Comment by: DTease on 7th July 2021 at 20:54

Bruce, the Trafford Centre is worth a visit just to experience the building itself. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but it certainly leaves an impression.

Comment by: PeterP on 8th July 2021 at 10:41

Edna Wigan is empty no matter which day or time of day you go. A sad sign of the times and it is part of the reason the Galleries is being pulled down and being revamped partly with housing. Over the years we have seen C&A BHS Marks&Spencers Debenhams Morrisons even KFC close and leave a big hole in the shopping experience.Out of town retail parks with FREE parking also killing off the town centres

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