We put a shout out on our Facebook page asking locals to come forward and nominate the “carbuncles” they’d like to see vanish from the town for good or have a little tenderness head their way in the form of renovation.
So here are ten of your suggestions from a list of hundreds of comments ...
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Eckersley Mill, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan - Standing for more than 100 years, parts of the buildings have been begging for restoration and have been the subject of numerous unsuccessful planning applications
The Kings Arms pub, Warrington Road and Liverpool Road junction, Ashton-in-Makerfield
The derelict building, former restaurant and takeaway, Monsoon, Poolstock, Wigan. Many readers commented the canal-side building would be perfect for a cafe or tea room for people walking along the canal
The Grand Hotel, Dorning Street, Wigan - now derelict for many years, the building is thought to date back to the 1880s