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I'm not bothered either way, but I'm sure some people will be interested and would like to donate. I do think it's a nice touch the excess raised will go to a dependency clinic though.

 

 

 

https://www.justgiving.com/local/project/wigancasino

Why not just raise £1,250 for the clinic - that's a far more worthy cause in my book. I'd be happy to donate to the clinic - but a blue fecking plaque to stick up in a shopping centre! Nah, not for me.

 

Peter

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 Having spent the happiest nights of my life at the Casino, i think installing a  permanent plaque at this site is a Great idea, it should never be forgotten, and should go down in Musical History, and all  the excess funds go to the clinic,..a win win situation i reckon :thumbsup:

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A blue plaque outside a shopping mall. To be unveiled by the usual suspects, complete with a bowling shirted entourage, 20 seconds on the local news and that's your money spent. I loved the people, the music, the atmosphere, you can't stick a plaque on that.

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Thirty two years after it shut your begging for money its a silly idea and for that reason I will nae be investing ahmmm ooot                                                                                                   

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Donate some of the money from the numerous Wigan Casino Anniversary cash cow events there you go job done.

 

Thirty two years after it shut your begging for money its a silly idea and for that reason I will nae be investing ahmmm ooot                                                                                                   

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Couldn't agree more Mark Bicknell - if they'd have got a fiver from each event the target would have probably been reached.

 

T'other Mark - I too, will not be investing. As I said, I'm not bothered either way and I have no connection with the appeal or the charity - just saw it on a facebook page and made me giggle :D

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Why can't the local council pay for it given they seem more than happy to advertise the town as "The Home of Northern Soul"?. Which is a little ironic given they spent most of the 70's trying the shut the place.

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what about a bronze statue of a bloke in baggy trousers doing a spin

What I want to know is when are the bags wearing revivalists gonna start wearing pegs and 't- bag' American football shirts, they must be overdue that transformation by now !?!?

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Why can't the local council pay for it given they seem more than happy to advertise the town as "The Home of Northern Soul"?. Which is a little ironic given they spent most of the 70's trying the shut the place.

Yes, a big neon sign saying 'we hate you, get out of our town'

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Cracks me up when I go to watch my football team play badly at Wigan Athletics ground, Wigan play Northern Soul as half-time entertainment, as if they invented it ! Pity their team doesn't wear bowling shirts and 40" Spencers bags, we might get a draw next time.

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Troop;

 

A large (very large) bronze statue of Russ Winstanley clutching an alniter adidas (dont forget the advertisig revenue possibilities here) bag and a copy of Frank Wilson, next to the plaque would be fitting :lol:  

 

Other than that just take a fiver off all those who never went anywhere near Wigan let alone the Casino who attend the Wigan reunion band wagon nights,that should be more than enough. 

 

Or we could hold another 'world northern soul dancing' championship and make the contestants pay for the pleasure of entertaining those present.  :)

 

Ok Ok your right, Im not taking this very serious, I'll go and stand in the corner for an hour.

 

Gouch

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After 32 years why bother, I bet very few locals can recall the casino by now.It is only of interest to the live in the past crew on this scene. I went to the casino many times and have visited Wigan a few times on business with my previous employer in more recent years, I always liked the town and it`s people and the casino as a venue was great, but please can we move on.

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Noticed on the website that they exceeded the target of £1250 for this. Did it ever get commissioned?

I flaming well hope so. Richard Searling and I got tapped up. We gave them £400 !

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