wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 19th April, 2016) Views: 1,923 
Time and toil
 Time and toil   by Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
Top lock, Wigan flight, New Springs.

Comment by Neil Cain on 19th April 2016 at 08:01
If those stones could speak. Like this a lot Ron.


Comment by Vb on 19th April 2016 at 10:44
I have to ask......why is the bottom step worn out more than the others? Is it something to do with the opening and shutting of the lock when it comes to that position?? (I know nothing about locks - I bet Prunella Scales would know -she does all the hard work! Sorry if it is a daft question.


Comment by Mick on 19th April 2016 at 11:21
They wouldnt be speaking Neil they would be talking


Comment by Johnny on 19th April 2016 at 11:31
Sorry Ron not alot to be said, only that the steps and perimeter could do with re-whitening!


Comment by Maureen on 19th April 2016 at 16:02
Mick..have you any more stupid comments up your sleeve.


Comment by Neil Cain on 19th April 2016 at 16:40
They might even punctuate correctly Mick.


Comment by Ken R on 19th April 2016 at 17:09
Good memories photo Ron, Withington lane Bridge.


Comment by Brian Bradshaw. on 19th April 2016 at 17:29
Good answer Neil.!!!!!!!


Comment by Johnny on 19th April 2016 at 18:17
Those stones could even be whispering. I'm sure they would be reluctant to divulge their secrets of the many who have conversed here!


Comment by Roy on 19th April 2016 at 19:23
Intriguing question Vb rather than daft, it has nothing to do with the operation of the lock. One would think that all the steps would have suffered the same amount of wear. One or two explanations would be that the other 3 have been replaced, much more convenient to replace those than the bottom one, softer stone on the bottom one, but i cant see that would be the case. Also the wear on the bottom step doesn't look natural to me, it look to have been damaged or hacked at with something.


Comment by irene roberts on 19th April 2016 at 19:38
Well said, Neil.


Comment by Vb on 19th April 2016 at 21:14
Thanks Roy ....don't suppose we will ever know. If those stones did speak it must have been the bottom one that did all the talking!


Comment by Mick on 19th April 2016 at 22:20
Neil Ive had my fair share of punctuations when Im riding my bike along that stretch of the canal bank.


Comment by Neil Cain on 20th April 2016 at 07:47
Good riposte Mick.


Comment by Fred on 21st April 2016 at 06:27
When it rains;You get a lot more dampness lingering on the bottom step.Or you have got long legged boat man.


Comment by Vb on 21st April 2016 at 10:51
Think you have solved the mystery Fred -you must have a scientific mind if that's the right word or perhaps practical.


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (54.81.231.226) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2017 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.