Mowpin Lodge Mick. Lovely photo, I donít know who is responsible for that street light but it fits the scene admirably I think.
Itís an example of how change can be a good think if done with a little thought and consideration.
What a great winter scene this will make next time it snows.
Comment by irene roberts on 16th July 2019 at 08:27
That is so pretty, and I love the lamp. xx
Comment by Mick on 16th July 2019 at 08:41
If I was the mayor of Wigan I would move the George Formby statue from the Grand Arcade and have him leaning on that lamp post.
Comment by Veronica on 16th July 2019 at 09:17
Good idea MIck - but would the residents of the lovely cottage not mind!?
Comment by Mick on 16th July 2019 at 10:23
The new lamp posts been put up by the hotel people.
Comment by Anne on 16th July 2019 at 10:51
Am I right in thinking the head ranger, initials GRW lives or did live in this property.
Comment by Mick on 16th July 2019 at 11:44
Yes Anne he is one of the ranger workmen , but I think I saw it in the papers that he had retied
Comment by Cyril on 16th July 2019 at 12:06
No Anne, he lives in the cottage just over the mineral railway line bridge on Higher Lane/New Road.
Mick, I'm very surprised that you took the photo and didn't have your bike leant against the light column, or is it discreetly hidden.
Comment by Philip G. on 16th July 2019 at 13:50
A nice sharp photo Mick. And perhaps George would be in a safer position stood by the lamp-post than if leaning his Shuttleworth Snap around what looks like Ramsey Hairpin.
Comment by Poet on 16th July 2019 at 14:37
There is a fine statue of George in Douglas showing him kitted out in full TT rider regalia. Heee.
Comment by Anne on 16th July 2019 at 15:46
Thanks Mick and Cyril.... I haven't seen GRW since he was in his teens but was always aware of his interest in nature and such.
Comment by Mick on 16th July 2019 at 19:00
Cyril this is where he lives because this is just over the mineral railway line bridge on Higher Lane/New road
Comment by Cyril on 17th July 2019 at 11:42
Rightio Mick, though I must say it looks a whole lot smarter and not overgrown than it was the last time I saw it, looks a different cottage alltogether.
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