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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 6th June, 2022)

How to make an entrance

How to make an entrance
The Bathe Showroom on Pottery Road includes masonry from the Vulcanite Ltd. factory, Trident Works, which priorly occupied the site.

Photo: Joanne  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Bluechieftain on 6th June 2022 at 05:19

Priorly? Do you mean "formerly"? Or is this another transatlantic outrage upon our poor language?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th June 2022 at 07:24

A very impressive entrance & great subject to photograph Joanne.

Comment by: Joanne on 6th June 2022 at 08:28

The entrance is at the back of the modern building, but was originally at the front of Trident Works, as shown by this fantastic Getty image: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/the-vulcanite-ltd-factory-at-the-trident-works-in-wigan-news-photo/1238956809

A glimpse of it in this WW pic: https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=6672&gallery=Pottery+Road&page=1

Comment by: Fred Mason on 6th June 2022 at 12:12

Nicely done, Joanne.

Very interesting info.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th June 2022 at 13:33

I think the masonry will out last the new bricks and could be recycled again years from now.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th June 2022 at 21:45

Interesting photo Joanne, I remember the original Vulcanite building with the entrance on the corner of Pottery Road and Melverley Street, they produced roofing felt and going past on a bus you could always smell the bitumen and I imagined it to be an awful place to work in a hot summer.

Duncan put a photo of the yard along with a few comments from folks who worked there on the Album. https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=3&id=19397&page=9

Comment by: Dave another on 6th June 2022 at 22:47

Is Item 10182 in album the same building , on the right , as the Getty one ?

Comment by: Joanne on 7th June 2022 at 17:47

No, Dave A., I think Item 10182 shows an Eckersley building which still exists. It’s on the same side of Pottery Rd as Vulcanite was, but closer to Swan Meadow Road.

Comment by: Dave another on 7th June 2022 at 21:24

Thanks Joanne , I am grateful for your correction .

Comment by: Yet Another Dave on 31st August 2022 at 16:42

Hi Joanne,

You asked a question years ago about "Have I Hanover?" I want you to know my father, who was from Derbyshire, used it very often. I think he must have got it from his Dad, who fought in WWI. I've never heard anyone else use the expression. :-)

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