Queen of the Canal by Mick Byrne (Panasonic TZ100)
Leeds Liverpool Canal, Wigan.
Comment by Poet on 11th December 2018 at 06:46
Mick, I have decided that you are one of the country's wise men.
I have reached this conclusion after witnessing the recent antics of our politicians and a chat with Terry White down The Albion.
Terry reckons that 9 out of every 100 people in the world are the most duplicitous disingenuous weasels you could imagine. This leaves just one wise man who devotes himself to useful pursuits like cycling, photography or hill walking. The remaining 90 lost and bewildered souls follow the weasels like idiot sheep.
I now aspire also to become a wise man. If any politicians walk down my path they will be most definitely met with a sign on my door saying ' Gone Fishing'.
Comment by Mick on 11th December 2018 at 08:56
Yes poet I agree with you.
This boat was owned by a couple of transvestites one of whom was a entertainer in the gay village canal street Manchester
Comment by irene roberts on 11th December 2018 at 08:59
I met my love by the gasworks croft.
Dreamed a dream by the old canal.
Kissed my boy by the factory wall,
Dirty old town. Dirty old town.
That isn't meant in a derogatory way about our town....I just love that song and the photo brought it to mind. I love Wigan, every square inch.
Comment by DTease on 11th December 2018 at 10:08
O mighty Michael, wisest of wise save us from the torment of this mismanaged Bxxxxt.
Bring your awesome talents into play against the trials and tribulations that beset us at this time.
Go forth to Europe O mighty one and tell them what’s what. Bring forth a deal of such wisdom that all the world will prostate itself at thy feet. Cross the I’s, dot the T’s. (Er, perhaps we can get someone to help with the grammar and spelling) and make sure that Johnny Foriegner knows his place.
Charge up thy ‘Lectric bike O font of all knowledge and go forth. We are all behind you.
Comment by A.B. on 11th December 2018 at 10:47
Wouldn't mind that boat myself, could live on it.
Comment by Veronica on 11th December 2018 at 13:17
It's in our bones Irene the Wigan of our youth...it doesn't matter if we no longer live in Wigan either. After 50 years in my adopted town - Wigan is still home. I daresay it's the same for all the expats overseas and beyond. At least the ex- pats beyond needn't worry about Bxxxxt....
Comment by britboy on 11th December 2018 at 14:45
It’s in the bones
Comment by John D on 11th December 2018 at 18:24
DTease, sorry to be picky but shouldn't that be "prostrate" rather than "prostate"?
Comment by Pw on 11th December 2018 at 20:28
Irene, I always sing "I met my girl by the gasworks wall"You and husband would be a credit as extras in the film as extras .
Comment by Alan on 11th December 2018 at 21:18
would you be bothered.
Comment by Rev David Long on 11th December 2018 at 21:41
DT - ‘The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the (EU) stars, but in ourselves...’
Comment by irene roberts on 11th December 2018 at 21:48
Thankyou, PW. XXX
Comment by Poet on 12th December 2018 at 08:50
'And Brutus is an honourable man'.
(line inflected with Anthony's scathing sarcasm).
Comment by Veronica on 12th December 2018 at 10:53
'Beware the hides' of Julie Ceaser Dtease!
Comment by Ed on 12th December 2018 at 11:30
It is true no matter where you travel in the world wigan is always in your heart.having spent time in america visiting places such as new york,memphis,tennesee,north carolina and other states in the u.s.a,i will never forget how good it was to come home to good old wigan again.the feeling was that good that after my flight home i went for a walk round the place where i was born and bred(scholes)and the centre of wigan to soak up the atmosphere of my home town.(and had the best sleep of my life that night.)
Comment by Philip G. on 12th December 2018 at 15:00
Ed. Then you'd also have been consolidating some of the favourable impressions that helped your formation, during that walk around Scholes and the town-centre. It was a 'good thing' for you to have done.
Comment by DTease on 12th December 2018 at 15:01
Tell me Veronica, who will be “The noblest Roman of them all” in our current unpleasantness?
Comment by Veronica on 12th December 2018 at 15:42
i would say Cleopatra is trying her very best Dtease but we need a good Anthony behind her! (she's more Egyptian than Roman but what the heck!). We can do without daggers in the back at the moment and over throning.
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