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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 25th March, 2022)

Market Place

Market Place
Those seats are a bit overpowering aren’t they?

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,882

Comment by: Derek Platt on 25th March 2022 at 00:45

There is one seat for everyone whoever comes to Wigan.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 25th March 2022 at 02:11

Good pic Dennis, but those seats will be occupied by the down and outs in the evening and they don't get moved on because we do not have a police force to do that anymore thanks to the powers that be these days.

Comment by: PeterP on 25th March 2022 at 07:50

I once asked why they changed the seating at the Market Place and was told it was so they could spot the drug dealing easier on CCTV

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th March 2022 at 08:19

Other than the original buildings at back, I wouldnt know it was Wigan. It used to be busy in that area, Corporation buses coming & going.....and people !

Comment by: Mick on 25th March 2022 at 08:52

I can see the top of the Belisha beacon so the photographer must be up stairs on a Double Decker bus.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 25th March 2022 at 09:02

Used to catch the bus back to Standish from there before they moved it down Market Street. I thought it might have been cheaper and less disruptive to move the cameras than re-jig all the seats. Do they ever catch drug dealers on the CCTV ?. A good photo all the same Dennis.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th March 2022 at 09:20

Looks like there's enough seats for everybody now who goes to Wigan. They can all sit down and get very friendly. Even have a good moan like us who look back with fondness..;-)

Comment by: TerryW on 25th March 2022 at 10:49

Dennis, the seats are for all the benefit cheats who meet there until the pubs open.

Comment by: Maureen on 25th March 2022 at 12:04

Been there this morning and can't believe how many more shops have closed down since Wednesday ..that's only two days.its just a sin what they're doing to our town....and thank you Dennis.

Comment by: Axcroft on 25th March 2022 at 21:20

Good photo.
If you drop on google maps and do a 360, from that vantage point, Wigan looks quite impressive.
Heritage all the way, and hardly a new development in sight.

Comment by: MikeW on 26th March 2022 at 07:17

I see TerryW is now bringing his condescending comments and opinions into this section

Comment by: Annemarie on 26th March 2022 at 11:28

I do feel that the comments by terryw are quite correct. our once unique and happy town is filled with these undesirables and drinkers.

Comment by: Edna on 26th March 2022 at 19:41

I went here, Sat 26th, saying there are hardly any shops Wigan Town centre was crowded!!

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