Wigan's grottiest buildings revisited - with some new entries on the roll call of shame
Earlier this year Wigan Today featured some of the town’s worst and longest-running eyesores. Well, they’re all still there, sad to say, and now we have added a few more, rounding it up to a dozen grot spots.
By Michelle Adamson
Published 27th Sep 2022, 15:45 GMT
Recognise any of these?
1. Monsoon restaurant, Poolstock, Wigan.
The former restaurant and takeaway Monsoon sits empty and vandalised at the side of the canal on Poolstock. It is one of Wigan's longest-running eyesores Photo: Michelle Adamson
Former Indian restaurant Baby Elephant which closed during the pandemic and never reopened. Previously this idyllic canalside setting on Gathirst Lane, Shevington, was home to the Navigation pub. Surely someone could make a success of it in this location? Photo: Michelle Adamson
For years it was the ABC service station, later the Star car wash. Nowadays the site on Pottery Road is used as a car park, but its old features, including an increasingly decrepit canopy, an arson-hit kiosk and collapsed fencing makes for an ugly sight, not least for anyone interested in buying one of those new town houses across the canal Photo: GSV