This lovely building was called Gerrard Winstanley House. It is in central Wigan. It is named after the leader of the Diggers Movement which began in 1649. Gerrard was born in Wigan but later travelled south to claim St Georges Hill common land for the common man.
We celebrate our Wigan Diggers Festival annually in recognition of what he stood for. This picture was inspired by an autumn day bright with colour.