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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 22nd January, 2010)

Mesnes Park

Mesnes Park
Taken on 8th Jan.

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D700 and Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 AF-S)
Views: 4,438

Comment by: Fred Mason on 22nd January 2010 at 00:02

Ah, beautiful pic, Dave.

I've had many a hot coffee in there in the winter.

Comment by: Roy on 22nd January 2010 at 00:33

Nice one Dave,all Wigan people will recognise this view. Its a bit of ancient and modern,the building and the children.Been in there a few times!

Comment by: Julie on 22nd January 2010 at 00:49

What a wonderful picture, wish i,d took it myself. well done.

Comment by: David on 22nd January 2010 at 08:26

Some camera!

Comment by: A Parr Australia on 22nd January 2010 at 10:25

The best photo i have seen this year.The snow looks perfect against a clear blue sky.And kids haveing a great time. Good one Dave.

Comment by: C P A on 22nd January 2010 at 11:12

fantastic dave well done

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 22nd January 2010 at 12:21

A brilliant photo. The cafe had an old-fashioned feel to it even when I was a little girl, and it's much the same now, except you could sit upstairs in those days. Long may it continue.

Comment by: Eric Turner on 22nd January 2010 at 13:27

Do you overseas Wiganers remember the Boer War Warrior statue, it was mounted on the large stone plinth you can see at the top of the steps. There are moves afoot to have another statue mounnted here to replace the original that was vandalised and then "LOST" E.T.

Comment by: Catherine on 22nd January 2010 at 14:32

How can you 'lose' a statue? I remember the plinth but not the statue itself. Nice photo Dave.

Comment by: dave marsh on 22nd January 2010 at 15:01

Like the composition,Dave.

Comment by: Larraine on 22nd January 2010 at 15:27

I remember the statue, I thought it was rather scary.

Comment by: cool56 on 22nd January 2010 at 15:34

oh well nice pic dave aint never gonna forget that view most snow i seen in this area ever

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 22nd January 2010 at 16:54

I remember the Dad always used to read the inscription on the plinth out loud whilst I ran up and down the steps or rolled down the grassy slopes on either side.

Comment by: Evelyn on 22nd January 2010 at 18:59

If you look on Places and then Mesnes Park you will see a photo of the Boer War Warrior

Comment by: Eric J on 23rd January 2010 at 11:14

The statue was buried underneath the compost tips in the gardening area of Mesnes park,probably still there, courtesy of one of the instigators councillor Brogan, You only have him and his cronies to thank for its removal,

Comment by: Margaret McKeivier nee( Molyneux) on 23rd January 2010 at 23:10

This was called
'Cassinelly's Cafe'in my day'.
Love the picture.
Sunday afternoons we used to meet our friends upstairs.
Johnny Berry/ Freddy Hurst.
If you are still around "Hi guy's"
Margaret/ Florida USA

Comment by: john lythgoe on 9th February 2010 at 17:37

My grandmother used to "that mon int' park wi a stone belly" Who was she refering to?, I don't think it was my granddad

Comment by: Bob on 6th October 2010 at 06:36

I think Cassinellis was the same family that owned A de Roma the ice cream people.

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