Sunday, 10 January 2016

Poolstock's Faded Glory

Poolstock, on Wigan's south-west, was once the major industrial area of the town, containing the River Douglas, the Leeds/Liverpool Canal hub and the large cotton mills that provided employment.

Nowadays the derelict factories, quiet waterways and crumbling infrastructure are barely noticed as the new bypass cuts through the once-busy area.

A plan to regenerate as the Wigan Pier Quarter is only a paper dream.

I've photographed this area previously, but not with a wide-angle lens that shows much more of the once-mighty structures.

Fuji X-T1, 10-24mm Fuji lens.

Faded Reflection

Cast Reflections

Boiling River Douglas

Goods No More

Go With The Flow

The Way Through

Where the Pier Worked

Pier Panorama

Red Brick Decay

Pier Light

Regeneration Begins?

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