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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd June, 2011)

Windpump at Haigh

Windpump at Haigh
Renovation work nearing completion.

Photo copyright: Michael O'Brien.

Photo: Michael O'Brien  (Canon 40D, Lens Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 1/60th Sec f4.0 Iso 100)
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Comment by: Phil Whitehead on 2nd June 2011 at 00:02

Great shot Michael. Is that a weather vane on the top in the shape of a fish?

Comment by: Jack Robey on 2nd June 2011 at 07:31

Wot no sails?

(first time i've seen anyone claim copyright to a photo on here and do we really need all the info on the camera?)

Comment by: Mick on 2nd June 2011 at 07:52

Looks like they have swivelled the new top section around a bit so that the sails when there installed will be face on to the road.

I dont know what the fish as to do with it but there must be something in it.

Comment by: cullie on 2nd June 2011 at 08:59

i think the fish has something to do with the large fishing pond at the back of the trees FULL OF FISH!!

Comment by: David on 2nd June 2011 at 09:13

Good photograph - well exposed.

Comment by: Michael O'Brien on 2nd June 2011 at 13:20

The weather vane is a fish and was on the early pictures. The sails are not facing copperas lane but towards the general direction of the estate office on new road (lathem House).

Comment by: fred bould on 2nd June 2011 at 16:14

my best photos were with an Ikonta,Leica 3g, Spotmatic and so I like as much info. as possible on the camera,lens,exposure etc . My efforts using a digital camera have not been a success but then i only paid $100 for it.

Comment by: Ron D on 2nd June 2011 at 18:44

Now Fred ,the cost of a camera should have no effects on the picture. Just the photographer. I agree about camera settings ,and make off camera being shown.
Your photograph is a good record pick.

Comment by: HENRY7 on 2nd June 2011 at 22:57

Great photo, thanks for posting. Jack, think Michael was being helpful putting the camera details on the photo, well done Michael.

Comment by: Bren on 3rd June 2011 at 08:18

Lookk forward to seeing it when the sails are back on. Have your camera ready Michael ! glad it has been restored.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd June 2011 at 09:27

There`s a lot of info & photo`s of Haigh Windpump on Google.
Fred Bould, did you go to Wigan Tech.in the late forties & early fifties?

Comment by: Billy J on 3rd June 2011 at 10:52

To Fred, Have you never thought of having photographic lessons,

Comment by: Fred Bould on 3rd June 2011 at 12:06

Ron is correct about the photographer.The name Ernie Pyke rings a bell. I went to the tech from 42 to 57. Billy J .I don't think I need lessons. Stronger glasses,yes. The dials on my digital are hard to read however thankyou for the suggestion.

Comment by: Emma on 3rd June 2011 at 16:27

Great picture. I remember walking by that windmill in the 70s while I was visiting there.

Comment by: Mike O'Brien on 5th June 2011 at 20:07

Thanks for all the coments I too like to see the camera and exposure details included.

I have googled the windpump but after the first few pictures seem to just get the same ones repeated. If anyone has any old pictures of the windpump I would love to have a peek. I have a copy of the current restoration plan and a booklet about lees patented windmill which it seems it was derived from. I also would love any info or plans drawings particularly of the pump it contained.
Thanks again Mike

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