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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th September, 2022)


Flower beds on Wallgate, Wigan.
A brave effort, but I hope they are proof from exhaust fumes!

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 24th September 2022 at 00:06

I have been away so long that I have no memory of where that scene is. It is an excellent photo and the flowers are beautiful.
Thank you Dennis.

Comment by: Dave lewis on 24th September 2022 at 00:20

Another great pic Dennis, I would say the lovely flower beds are more likely to become victim with vandalism not traffic fumes, Alan the view is facing our famous Wigan pier, thanks for pic Dennis.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th September 2022 at 07:41

Wallgate is a shell of how it used to be in my youth. I would feel really disorientated to walk down there these days. I can count on one hand the times I have been to where Asda and the rest of the stores are these days. It’s too far out of the town in my opinion.

Comment by: Roylew on 24th September 2022 at 08:01

The road to “unfinished Wigan Pier “

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th September 2022 at 08:45

I never really knew the old Wallgate when I was young apart from the part near The Railway Station where my friends and I used to visit Joan Barrie's dress shop, Gordon Isherwood's shoe shop and my beloved Starr's Stationers. The part beyond the railway bridge was alien territory to me, but my husband , as a young lad, worked in a butcher's shop down there and tells me it was a very close-knit community. The sight of Domino's Pizza Shop makes me smile as my granddaughter Edie, as a small child, always called it "Donimo's", She will be 16 in April, but Peter and I still call it "Donimo's"! A nice clear photo, Dennis.

Comment by: Ray on 24th September 2022 at 09:08

Alan, The traffic on the right, facing the camera are heading toward Wigan
town centre. They are passing the top of Miry Lane on our right and their
left. The cars on the left of the picture are entering Pottery Road heading
South and West.

Comment by: PeterP on 24th September 2022 at 10:34

Alan as you leave Wigan past the two stations you go under a railway bridge. Caroline Street is on your left, Go past this street and travel about 400yds and this is the photo. The brick building is the end of Wigan Pier and the yellow building (dominos pizza's) was years ago Middleton & Woods funerals

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 24th September 2022 at 10:45

Love the road, the cycle lane, and the modern lamp post, well done Wigan Council for getting this major road works finished during the pandemic.
But there will be complaints because some of those Wiganers who lived in the mucky run down terraced house won't recognise the place now.

Comment by: Dave on 24th September 2022 at 13:28

I see it's rammed with cyclists again.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th September 2022 at 14:25

Mick has never got over the fact that someone from Wallgate turned him down..and is still bitter.,hence the bitter remarks.

Comment by: DTease on 24th September 2022 at 15:11

The grilled trout thought the world of him Maureen.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th September 2022 at 17:30

ALL those Wiganers who “ lived in the mucky run down terraced house”! How many Wiganers were in the house exactly? That’s a bit baffling….

Comment by: Cyril on 24th September 2022 at 17:41

That's a lovely Sow Thistle growing tall in the centre of the front flower bed, very welcoming for a passing bee. Too right Dave - it's like the Tour de France along there.

No matter how many flower beds or cyclepaths they put along here, nothing could make up for the loss of the Wallgate area how it once was.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th September 2022 at 19:48

I wouldn't have wanted to have grown up anywhere else as a youngster,the only thing I wished that we had were trees..I remember my Dad saying " don't worry love,you'll have some someday..P.S. Mick..if you were half as clean as Wallgaters you'd be okay.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 24th September 2022 at 21:56

I was talking to Ozymandias last week and he was telling me that eye sore Ready mixed Concrete firm are closing their Queen st depot in October, so that will be another nail in the coffin of the old Wallgate area.
After the rusty structure is pulled down it will be that old derelict church is turn to bite the dust, then all that land in between Caroline and Queen st will be developed into a nicer area.

Comment by: annemarie on 10th October 2022 at 20:43

That old church was built by the Catholic community and it was a great place to grow up with a community of people who cared wonder where you came from Wigan Mick

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