Photos of Wigan
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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 1st July, 2011)

Old and New


Old and New
Coal barges going under Gathurst bridge.

Photo: Stewart Parr  (.)
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Comment by: Mick on 1st July 2011 at 00:02

I think this photos as been doctored.

Comment by: alan on 1st July 2011 at 00:06

Photoshop ? Well done.

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 1st July 2011 at 00:45

Good picture, remember the navigation pub very well.

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 1st July 2011 at 14:43

Is there a logical reason for 'driving' on the right?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 1st July 2011 at 16:16

I remember the gypsy encampment on the top of the hill in the fifties. They lived in old railway coaches.

Well done pic.

Comment by: Nev Buchanan on 1st July 2011 at 16:20

Don't like the look of that mudslide! Nice job though, Stew.

Comment by: John Morris on 1st July 2011 at 17:07

Excellent, this put the old and the new into context with each other. Sometimes when you see an old photo it is hard to visualise exactly where it is as things have changed so much. Thank you for this one Stewart.

Comment by: Mick on 1st July 2011 at 23:00

Derek Callaghan on 1st July 2011 at 14:43
Is there a logical reason for 'driving' on the right?

Not really its just a rule of the sea if two ships are coming towards each other they pass left to left or port to port in boating terms.

If they didnt have this rule they would be zig zagging and wondering which course they where going choose like people do in supermarkets.

Its the only time that red to red means go (port to port )mmmmm

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 10th July 2011 at 20:28

Thanks Mick, just wondering as us lot "drive on the left". Good explanation

Comment by: priscus on 11th July 2011 at 23:55

'starboard' is derived from 'steerboard', a foreronner of rudder. You don't really want them passing close to each other. Also you don't want them fouled by the quay, so they 'docked other side to the quay, hence port side.

Comment by: C RAD on 6th November 2013 at 01:23

Very clever

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