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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 25th July, 2023)

OMG!


OMG!
This fella took one look at what they’ve done to the Galleries and ended up looking like this in a shop window on Makinson’s Arcade.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Me, over here. on 25th July 2023 at 05:20

When I first looked at that, I thought I was looking into a mirror !

Comment by: Maureen on 25th July 2023 at 05:32

Dennis,it was only yesterday that I stood in the Arcade looking at him..he gives you the creeps doesn't he.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2023 at 07:37

Peeping through the hole in the boards my reaction was just the same. I have to say by the look on his face he’s tread on some dog poo or something similar. Ugh!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 25th July 2023 at 07:53

He, and what looks like a pile of intestines or brains by the side of him, have totally put me off my breakfast!

Comment by: Sandra on 25th July 2023 at 07:55

Sorry I don't follow this, a bit silly if you ask me.
Dennis you're better than this.

Comment by: Garry on 25th July 2023 at 08:39

Not sure what to make of this, but what would he look like if he saw Wigan Town from the 1960s and saw the destruction today.

Comment by: Poet on 25th July 2023 at 10:12

I saw the demolition for the first time yesterday from a point near the the Market Tavern on Mesnes St. . Utterly shocking . It looked like a set from the Battle of Stalingrad .
I'd heard the town was in a mess but l never imagined it was so bad .

That mask looks a bit like a cross between Denis Law and the Professer in Back to the Future .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 25th July 2023 at 10:38

He looks like he goes to the same hairdresser as Boris Johnson!

Comment by: Maureen on 25th July 2023 at 10:54

Poet,I watched some of the destruction from the very same spot on Friday..I felt very sad..I don't care what they build in their place..Wigan town centre will never be the same again..it's soul has been ripped out.

Comment by: Roy on 25th July 2023 at 11:14

Hi Dave, funnily enough i saw it from exactly the same place yesterday what a shameful waste of money.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 25th July 2023 at 12:49

From the comments so far it looks like this fella is not the only one with a horrified look on his face after viewing the destruction of the Galleries, and that was the point I was trying to make.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2023 at 13:01

The centre is like a nightmare you can’t wake up from . As if you’ve lost your way in a dream. I suppose we had the best of times and when we’ve gone what we had will be forgotten. ( Apart from old photos where we re live it briefly!)

Comment by: Sally on 25th July 2023 at 14:13

OMG! I was stood in the very same spot on Friday has well, if only you had turned around Mo.
Can't wait for the new building and seeing my daughter and grandchildren move into her new apartment.

Comment by: DTease on 25th July 2023 at 14:37

Tell your daughter not to buy a car Sally, she will have nowhere to park it.

Comment by: Julie on 25th July 2023 at 16:07

Yet another 'alias'! .....fooling nobody.

Comment by: Sally on 25th July 2023 at 18:22

No need for a car, they have cycles, and the children can walk to school and my daughter can cycle or walk to her job at the hospital.

Comment by: DTease on 25th July 2023 at 19:41

Are there a lot of cyclists in your family “Sally”? Will they have enough room for bikes given the tiny flats they build these days?

Comment by: Veronica on 25th July 2023 at 22:36

Does “Sally” ride Sally ride herself?
The new cycle lanes around Wigan will come in very handy

Comment by: Cyril on 26th July 2023 at 16:20

They won't be happy if it's on the 20th floor of one of the proposed new multi-stories they end up.

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