Photo-a-Day (Monday, 2nd April, 2012)
Photo: Ernest Pyke (Praktica DCZ 6.2.)
Not quite the Riviera, but nice to see. I love being outside, people watching and my favourite of all - picnics. Good shot Ernest.
I can almost feel myself walking past there heading to the market. Nice photo Ernest, thanks
Ohhh Ernest I love it
Yet more street clutter.People must like eating & drinking with bus and car fumes at the side of them.Also not much room between chairs and bin legalized obstruction
I don't think this is anything to do with creating a 'cafe' atmosphere, more somewhere for the smokers to sit. Its a pet grouse of mine that now smoking is banned in buildings, you can't sit outside a pub or cafe on a nice day without smoke wafting all around you...moan over.
there's always someone to have a moan.leave the folk alone there only having a butty and a brew.spoil sport peterp
I like it. The flowers on the right balance the diners on the left.
I say, Thank God you can see.
It's a right obstacle course for blind people, my grandson happens to be one of the unfortunate ones.
Diapering in the brickwork - I thought that was a lost skill.
What, no birds????
Watch it, Ernest, you wil have all the ' not right to photograph people without their knowledge to air on a public forum '!!!!
Only joking. Kind regards
Nice one Ernest, they won't be sitting out there this week will they, unless they have their thermals and waterproofs on.
Peterp and Helen, People like you are quite frankly, a pain in the arse. You just can't seem to grasp the reality that this is just a photo of people enjoying the day.
For gods sake get a life!
Good one Ernest.
Ernie, please airfreight me bacon on a barmcake
Nice one Earnest, give us some more.
Your fan club needs you.
Are you the Tricia who has family living on Billinge Road?
I have been looking for you. Please see the post TRICIA under PEOPLE.
It might be the modern street scene but FOOTPATHS are for pedestrians not tables and chairs and roped off areas
YES!!!!! Hello , Whacker. It is I. My friend told me this morning that you were looking for me. I have seen your post and I have emailed Brian
Good shot Ernest! Nice and clear. When people ask you how you get such good results - don't tell 'em Pyke!
It is a lovely picture but I don`t recognise anything ! It was in 1952 that i worked at a shop on mesnes st.almost opposite Oliver Somers.There was a big pub on the corner of a street going upto the market hall.Where is this picture looking onto Ernest?I just cannot relate to the scene at all.
Hi Syd...I have got a life & quite a full one in fact. I was just commenting on the pic & yes I'm sure the people that were sitting outside the cafe were enjoying the sunshine etc. Each to their own point of view & I take on board yours, live at let live.
Thank you all for your kind comments.
David, interesting comment--wonder how many viewers looked up `diapering` on Wikipedia.
Jean F (Wales). Photo is taken looking towards Mesnes Park-you can see the top of the old Rylands factory chimney above the road sign.
Iv'e not lived in Wigan for a long time and I'm with Jean from Wales I don't recognise the place where it's taken from.
Tom Waterhouse, my classmate at Wigan Junior Tech.1939-1943: Just to the left of the bus is New Market St.and the Mesnes Field.
Loz, I like it !! Colin Bean (21 months older than I) who played Private Sponge in Dad`s Army was a Wiganer.
Thankyou Ernest.I can see the chimney"and the way out "but still cannot see where I am !!( perhaps another senior moment) . Thanks ernest ....keep these pics coming ,they are good.
Jean F & Tom, perhaps you dont know the 'new' Wigan indoor market, these people are sat outside of the market on Mesnes St, the vehicles are stopped at traffic lights, if you go straight across the lights it becomes Bridgeman Terrace with Mesnes field on the left as Ernest says and further along is the main entrance to Wigan park then it becomes Mesnes road going towards the Cherry Gardens hotel and roundabout, hope you can pick something out of that description.
Brian`s 5th April 2009 Photo-a-Day shows where this is.