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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 2nd December, 2007)

Victoria Fields


Victoria Fields
Victoria Fields, Bickershaw

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D2Xs : Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 DX)
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Comment by: Ron D on 2nd December 2007 at 00:37

But. NO access for wheel-chairs and electric mobility scooters. I know .Been trying for the last six years to get in to these places. Even with a telephoto lens.

Comment by: Ron Dawber on 2nd December 2007 at 11:41

Sorry Dave. No problem with your pic. Fine as usual.

Comment by: Dave on 2nd December 2007 at 19:32

No worries Ron :)

Catch 22 I think. If they make them accessible to wheelchairs they get ripped to bits by motorbikes and quads. Then a wheelchair wouldn't be able to use them anyway.

Comment by: Ron D on 3rd December 2007 at 11:09

Dave ,Dave. I will take my chances with motorbikes any day. A rough road is better than a fence. Motor bikes don't go down Makison arcade, or the galleries. The police would soon be on to them. Park on a double yellow line ,and the police are soon to be found. If they really tried, bikes could be stopped .No, barricades are the easy option .

Comment by: Dave on 3rd December 2007 at 20:14

The problem is with unlicensed bikes etc Ron. If a bike on a road knocks you over there's a good chance the rider will be insured etc. Most off road bikes are not - despite a Public Footpath being legally a Highway and thus subject to the same law.

It is, I'm afraid, one of those issues with more questions than answers.

Have you spoken to the Council's Public Rights of Way people about this? 01942 404309

Comment by: Ron D on 4th December 2007 at 00:02

Dave. Just let this go . I can fill a book with names of people in Wigan and beyond who I have approached. I apologize for using this site for publicity purpose. Lets just take pictures eh. Cheers and thanks.

Comment by: Dave on 4th December 2007 at 09:07

Ok Ron - no worries - just trying to help :-)

But if you ever need an inside contact that knows the council's Public Rights of Way team - just contact me via the forum. I design all their leaflets and do their photography :)

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