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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 18th September, 2018) Views: 1,910 
Coal Tubs
 Coal Tubs   by Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Shevington.

Comment by DTease on 18th September 2018 at 10:02
What is this meant to be? If it's meant to be a way of displaying pretty flowers then it's ok, but if it's meant to say something about Mining and Miners it seems to me that it fails dismally.


Comment by Mick on 18th September 2018 at 11:54
Its not just me what makes Shevy famous, in the olden days Shevy did have many small scale coal mines and it also had basket makers, thats why theres is a basket making man making a basket in the background.
Over to the right of this photo is a plough that was used on one of many Shevy farms


Comment by Veronica on 18th September 2018 at 13:17
I suppose it's one way of making use of the tubs when no longer required in the mining industry. On the other hand the flowers, paradoxically, seem like a 'memorium', but fails as a gesture to those who worked the mines..... Flowers nodding gaily in the breeze don't represent or thank the legions of pit men crawling in tunnels for the coal. I may be wrong.....


Comment by Cyril on 18th September 2018 at 14:34
Always thought that Shevington was famous for Basket Cases. (titter)

There were quite a lot of Yeomen with farmlands around Wigan, now covered over with vast housing and industrial estates.


Comment by John on 18th September 2018 at 14:42
Would Photo-a-Month inject some new life into what has become a weary subject ?


Comment by Philip G. on 18th September 2018 at 14:52
Slapdash-thinking, wasn't it. They should have made ten or twelve decent hanging baskets from this lot, shot blasted the two tubs and track, and then stood a 'few' picks and shovels (shot blasted) etc. both in and outside of the tubs. The public would almost certainly have then walked over to see the exhibits; perhaps to touch them, as well.


Comment by Helen of Troy on 18th September 2018 at 15:30
No, you are not wrong Veronica.


Comment by SoniaB on 18th September 2018 at 17:16
Does Mick think only Shevington counts for anything in the Wigan area??Get a grip.


Comment by Tracey on 19th September 2018 at 22:02
Very nice. Good use of something that would otherwise probably be scrapped.


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