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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 15th March, 2012)

Stable Block Closed for Winter renovations

Stable Block Closed for Winter renovations
Outside of the stable block, Haigh Hall.

Photo: Roy Hesketh  (Lumix FZ45 Bridge)
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Comment by: Michael on 15th March 2012 at 07:04

Why say "Outside OF the stable block"? This is an American usage and I'm sick of seeing and hearing it.

Comment by: Maggie on 15th March 2012 at 07:47


Comment by: John D. on 15th March 2012 at 08:13

Lovely photo.

Comment by: pat on 15th March 2012 at 10:46

Looking forward to the summer months when the grandchildren and I spend many a happy day there. Micheal, don't be a grumpy old man!! A stable block is how it is known.

Comment by: Fred(short for Frederick) on 15th March 2012 at 10:49

Its sad when you see a good picture and some guy can only.....its not worth it !!!! Just say what a good picture it is in "PICTURE" of the day!

Comment by: Roy H on 15th March 2012 at 10:56

Outside of the stable block is correct English. The Queens English.
"Outside of stables", or, "outside 'stables", is not.

Comment by: David on 15th March 2012 at 10:59

So what should it say? - bearing in mind that I am a pedant of some considerable distinction.

Comment by: Janice on 15th March 2012 at 13:02

Yes, a good picture and great record shot. Have to agree with Michael about the Amercanisms - they REALLY iritate me. The word 'of' is not required in this context - 'outside the stable block' would suffice. The worse term is when people now use 'off of' as in 'I got off of the bus' etc
and also using 'could of' instead of 'could have' Could go on about this all day, but hey (americanism!!) it's surprising where a conversation can go from one picture!

Comment by: John Morris on 15th March 2012 at 13:15

I suppose that if we are being pedantic it depends on the subject of the picture and what it is of. If it is the building, as is suggested by the title it should be "THE outside OF the Stable Block". If it is the play area that is the subject (unlikely given the title) then it should be "Outside the Stable Block". It seems rather OTT to pick someone up for leaving out "THE", life's too short; it's the picture that counts.

Comment by: Michael on 15th March 2012 at 14:53

It should say "outside the stable block", not "outside OF the stable block". Or are you all from Mars?

Comment by: Michael on 15th March 2012 at 14:56

No, John Morris. Here, "outside" is being used as a preposition, not needing "of". Were it being used as a noun, it would require "the" before it and "of" after it, as you point out.

But it's a very fine photograph, and I suppose that's the main thing.

Comment by: Trixie on 15th March 2012 at 18:39

Lovely photo..

If in doubt say nowt...

Comment by: dot on 15th March 2012 at 20:53

Thanks to all who apprecaited my photo.My husband entered it for me.
Sorry he got peoples backs' up with the wrongly written sentence. But I enjoyed reading your comments. Lovely day spent around Haigh taking some shots.

Comment by: "Bobby" John Ashcroft on 15th March 2012 at 21:03

Yoda would say "Stables outside of so it is" :-)

Comment by: Ellen on 15th March 2012 at 22:38

Hear hear,Trixie!! .....After sooo long on "the other side of the pond", I'm now confused as to English and American word usage!

Comment by: dave johnson on 15th March 2012 at 22:40

dot, nice photo. Where is it?;-)

Comment by: Ken R on 15th March 2012 at 23:01

I believe that the "operative word" is 'outside". The stable block has an inner part or inside, and this shot is not inside so it must be outside the stable block...What no applause.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 16th March 2012 at 04:11

Roy,please take a photo inside somewhere and shut them up!

Comment by: Cathy B on 16th March 2012 at 08:56

Many happy hours spent here.
How nice that there is no litter in sight.

Comment by: dot on 16th March 2012 at 10:02

To Dave Johnson. This is taken from the side view of the stable blocks. The stables are a quadrangle type building with tables for the coffee shop. Around the stables there are a few different shops. At the time of taking this the coffee shop was being painted. The Hall is to the right of where I took the shot, With the golf course also on the left. To the right of the playarea
goes towards the wall gardens and the derelict crazy golf. Also took the photo of the felled tree near the walled gardens 2 days prior this one. Hope this helps for the strangers or Wiganers who watch from far afield. Wish I had had a computer when we lived overseas to keep in touch, with the home land.

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