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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 10th April, 2012)

Tow Path

Tow Path
Canal tow path next to Britannia bridge, Ince.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ron D on 10th April 2012 at 08:30

Nice one Mick.I Think the bike makes the picture.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 10th April 2012 at 09:30

How long have you had a bike Mick?

Comment by: Dot on 10th April 2012 at 09:33

Nice clear shot. The bike was used the other day. Pity no names can be seen on the bike, as you could get commission from the makers.

Comment by: Mick on 10th April 2012 at 10:29

Ernie Ive had a bike about 10 years.

Comment by: maggie on 10th April 2012 at 10:32

We had a grwat trip up the Wigan Flight of locks. it was a sunny Sunday afternoon & there were lots of people there, as I was doing the locking, I had some lovely conversations. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Mercury on 10th April 2012 at 11:28

Nice one H. Good to see you're still keeping yourself fit! I bet you could still do Gathurst Viaduct!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 10th April 2012 at 11:45

Mick, you surprise me !! I think you`re having me on !!

Comment by: Maggie on 10th April 2012 at 11:54

Good pic, Mick.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th April 2012 at 13:13

Lovely shot. The propped-up bike makes me think of Howard and Marina!

Comment by: Cyril on 10th April 2012 at 16:53

Made me laugh that comment Irene, Mick'll be stopped from going on his jaunts if his wife reads it.

When I look down there I can see in my mind the cottages that were along there, and the old man who always seemed to be stood outside watching the world go by.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 10th April 2012 at 17:50

maggie at 10:32, surely you didn`t go thro` all the 23 locks on a sunday afternoon? For some photo`s of the flight refer:- http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/galleries/Wigan_Flight.htmly

Comment by: Peter frost on 10th April 2012 at 22:01

I used to go down ther every morning going to work
I remember the houses down there on the right ,
wonderful memories

Comment by: maggie on 11th April 2012 at 10:08

yes, we did, when you have done a few flights, you soon learn how to use your energy. You lean on the lock bar while the water is moving, when it is ready, you feel it give a little & then it is just a matter of a push using very little energy. Couldn't do it now of course.

Comment by: sanibelfred on 11th April 2012 at 16:29

Am I missing something? Maggie at 10.32 says she was doing the locking and then at 10.08 says she could not do it now. When exactly did she do the locking. I recall being an unpaid locking helper in 1935.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th April 2012 at 20:16

maggie at 10.08 on 11th April: are you in the Guiness book of Records for this feat? What`s the record time from entering the first lock and leaving the 23rd lock on the Wigan Flight?

Comment by: maggie on 12th April 2012 at 09:55

I am sorry that I was misunderstood. We did the Wigan Flight several years ago when we were hale & hearty. There is no chance of my ever doing that again, especially with a blind husband at the tiller - no, he hadn't lost his sight then.

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