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Buildings needing Attention

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:54 am
The ever-changing landscape of Wigan and Leigh has thrown up its masterpieces and monstrosities over the years. First-time visitors to the borough will never fail to marvel at its architectural triumphs along with the surprising amount of attractive countryside and other natural beauties it boasts. And overall, most residents will perhaps agree that its centres, towns and villages are more comely than they were in the days of tightly packed streets of sooty back-to-back houses and a greater preponderance of industrial buildings whose practicalities took precedence over aesthetic values. That’s not to say that modern days haven’t produced ugly edifices too though. There was a huge storm 20 years ago when Heinz-Wincanton were allowed to construct their vast, grey, featureless distribution centre at Martland Park which can be seen from miles around and was described by one scornful town planner as “that giraffe house.” But at least it is put to good use. What can be far more offending to the eye are buildings which may once have been good-looking (or in fact may never have been) but are now sitting there unloved, and unused. The Wigan Observer carried out a bit of a straw poll for people to nominate the borough’s biggest or longest-running eyesores.




Read more at: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/wigan-s-eyesore-buildings-needing-some-attention-1-8969377
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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:23 am
"The ever-changing landscape of Wigan and Leigh ..."

"First-time visitors to the borough ..."

"Martland Park ... "


"Wigan and Leigh" is not the name of 'the borough', and Martland Park is in neither Wigan nor Leigh. Why include Leigh in the first place?


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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:07 am
The chapel[s] at Ince cemetary could do with a lot of TLC. Once beautiful buildings left to get in this state.

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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:25 am
I believe 2 of the Chapels in Wigan cemetery were up for sale some years ago But no one seemed interest in buying them.
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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:59 am
@Admin wrote:The ever-changing landscape of Wigan and Leigh has thrown up its masterpieces and monstrosities over the years. First-time visitors to the borough will never fail to marvel at its architectural triumphs along with the surprising amount of attractive countryside and other natural beauties it boasts. And overall, most residents will perhaps agree that its centres, towns and villages are more comely than they were in the days of tightly packed streets of sooty back-to-back houses and a greater preponderance of industrial buildings whose practicalities took precedence over aesthetic values. That’s not to say that modern days haven’t produced ugly edifices too though. There was a huge storm 20 years ago when Heinz-Wincanton were allowed to construct their vast, grey, featureless distribution centre at Martland Park which can be seen from miles around and was described by one scornful town planner as “that giraffe house.” But at least it is put to good use. What can be far more offending to the eye are buildings which may once have been good-looking (or in fact may never have been) but are now sitting there unloved, and unused. The Wigan Observer carried out a bit of a straw poll for people to nominate the borough’s biggest or longest-running eyesores.




Read more at: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/wigan-s-eyesore-buildings-needing-some-attention-1-8969377

Big Rock pub.
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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:09 am
I remember it when it was the Rock Rock cafe. Very Happy
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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:12 am
Didn't it end up as an Irish theme pub before it closed?
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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:17 am
“Grimes Arcade is currently shut off because it has a glass roof which is in disrepair and we needed to be able to protect the public. It has great potential though: it used to be the sheriff’s office and has a vault in it where the gold was kept"

GOLD ?

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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:36 am
Does anyone know about this "gold"
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Re: Buildings needing Attention

on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:21 am
back in ye olden days when gold was coin of the realm....
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