Login   |   Register   |   
Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 25th June, 2023)

Wigan Hall

Wigan Hall
Wigan Hall, Wigan Cricket Club and beyond.

Photo: Brian  (Sony DSC-H200)
Views: 1,578

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 25th June 2023 at 06:33

Our house is smack bang in the middle of this photo

Comment by: Veronica on 25th June 2023 at 07:47

It’s a beautiful building and extremely well done in the renovation. One of many historical buildings in Wigan some still here, some lost and some ‘gently decaying’. If only they could all be saved. Just shows what can be done by people who care..and with the money to do so.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 25th June 2023 at 08:17

A good photo of a lovely building. I remember Canon Forrest who used to live there. He gave a home to a dog that had been abandoned and he used to bring it into Boots where I worked. Dogs weren't allowed except guide dogs but we couldn't resist it!

Comment by: Garry on 25th June 2023 at 09:30

A really lovely Tudor building well looked after a cared for. Lovely grounds too.
Cheers Brian.

Comment by: Sue on 25th June 2023 at 09:37

Almost a Medieval building.
Love it!

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 25th June 2023 at 13:12

Only about 500 year out sue.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 25th June 2023 at 14:42

Ive been advised to start sticking up for myself, instead of letting all these fake post be posted in my name, at 13.12 I was out having lunch, also Ive had messages from some of the regulars on here who say they are getting sick of Cinderellas sisters and Humpty Dumpty accusing me of being someone else.

Comment by: Brian B on 25th June 2023 at 15:13

Brian thanks for the photo, lots of memories, I used to go there for confirmation classes in the late forties, maypole dancing practice on the lawn at the back, from the Blue coat school over the road.

Comment by: Cyril on 25th June 2023 at 17:21

If anyone remembers them there were photos on The Forum of the exterior and interior of The Rectory as it was then known when the church had vacated it, and you could see that it was practically falling apart, it reminded me of the Duckworth's house on Coronation St when Vera had a sign The Old Rectory put up and some wag then changed it to The Old Wreck.

A tremendous amount of money must have been spent renovating back to as it is and the standard expected for a listed building, also the Swiss windows dating from 1550 apparently, I hadn't heard of these windows and had to look up to see what they were, and I had seen them in hotel windows abroad. With all the money that the CE has surely they could spend some of it renovating the ancient buildings they own, though I was surprised to learn that it was actually from the Blackburn Diocese the hall was purchased and not the Liverpool Diocese as you'd think, so maybe over the years there was a conflict of interest between the Dioceses.

Some notes taken from here: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/new-chapter-for-historic-hall-1187794

Comment by: Veronica on 25th June 2023 at 17:52

I feel the same Mick about Jack and Jill and Tom Thumb … I really do.
And it’s really me I don’t use any other name..

Comment by: Edna on 25th June 2023 at 21:48

I thought about Canon Forrest Irene, when I saw today's photo. He was very well liked, and took his adopted dog everywhere he went. Good photo Brian.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 26th June 2023 at 08:45

Whoever is using ANYONE else's name, whether it be it Mick's name, my name, or anyone else's name, in order to confuse us and to cause trouble, is despicable and cowardly. Shame on you, whoever you are.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.