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Maddox Farm - Wigan Road, Billinge.
Photo: Philip Gormley
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Item #: 26775
A watercolour painting I did recently from my 1996 pencil sketch.
The lean-to and open-ended barns have sadly gone for ever but the latter had made way for the huge snazzy barn which now enjoys pride of place.
The wooded areas have also changed dramatically; flourishing quite markedly.

Comment by: A.W. on 22nd August 2015 at 19:03

Very good Phillip.

Comment by: Philip Gormley on 23rd August 2015 at 09:28

A.W: Thanks for that - glad you like the pic, too.

Comment by: Johnny on 18th February 2016 at 12:18

Well captured Philip! Your use of water-colours is brill...Some terrific subjects around Billinge and Upholland to paint.

Comment by: Margaret shaw on 25th August 2019 at 16:10

Dear Philip, I used to visit Maddox farm regularly in the 50s and 60s as my auntie Margaret and uncle Tom Petty farmed there and I believe my cousin Tom is still there. My grandfather and greatgrandfather also farmed there. I wondered if it would be possible to get a copy of your beautiful picture. I have many happy memories of climbing the hay bales a d collecting eggs.

Comment by: Philip G. on 10th September 2019 at 20:07

Ms. Shaw, Many thanks for your kind interest in the above painting. Ill send you an email message tomorrow. Take care.

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