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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 11th June, 2012)

Sunset at Wigan Pier


Sunset at Wigan Pier
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 11th June 2012 at 00:03

Its a pleasure looking at that tippler on the side of Wigan Pier, I really missed WW last week. Thanks Brian for your efforts, its appreciated.

Comment by: Ellen on 11th June 2012 at 00:40

Simply beautiful! A study in serenity; thanks.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th June 2012 at 03:31

I`m amazed by this photo Mick. Where have all the trees come from?
It`s quite awhile since I was there, in fact it was just before `The Way We Where` closed.
When was this taken?
Are there any photo`s of the original tippler?

Comment by: David Fairclough on 11th June 2012 at 03:44

That is one of the best photos I have ever seen of the pier. Thanks Mick, I try to explain to friend here in Oz what Wigan Pier is, this will help.

Comment by: Janice on 11th June 2012 at 06:00

That is a very nice photo Mick. Always difficult to get a sun like that. Nicely done.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 11th June 2012 at 07:57

I like that Mick - great shot

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th June 2012 at 08:22

That's really special! A big thankyou to Mick and to Brian for all his hard work so that we can see these wonderful photos again.

Comment by: maggie on 11th June 2012 at 09:34

It's already been said I know, but thank you so much for these lovely photos. I did miss this last week.

Comment by: Catherine on 11th June 2012 at 11:56

What a great photo!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th June 2012 at 13:00

There are 61 photo`s of Wigan Pier in Album, Places, Wigan Pier in wiganworld. The last one is of a watercolour submitted by Rev David Long. How`s your retirement doing Rev.David? I`ve missed your photo`s and comments.
Compare photo 14552 on left hand side, 2nd row down on page 3 with Mick`s photo.
There are 3 photo`s 16513 to 16515 on 4th row down on page 3 showing demolition of the original tippler, but can`t see much of it !!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th June 2012 at 13:27

Correction to my last comment - the demolition photo`s are on 3rd row down on page 3.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th June 2012 at 13:37

There`s the pathe film of the wigan pier demolition on :-
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-end-of-the-music-halls-oldest-joke/query/music
Or put `pathe film of wigan pier` on Google & click on `THE END OF THE MUSIC HALLS OLDEST JOKE! - British Pathe`,

Comment by: Mick on 11th June 2012 at 13:56

Ernie it was taken a couple of years ago.

BTW my missis was sat next to a owd man in the doctors this morning who made her smile.
I said did you see his name come up on the screen and she said it was somebody called Ernest Pyke.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th June 2012 at 14:20

Now I know while I cried all the time that I was being christened in Wigan Parish Church in 1928. They were demolishing Wigan Pier !!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 11th June 2012 at 14:44

Yes Mick, I saw my lady doctor this morning but I remember a young lady sitting beside me !!
`The Way We Were` closed on Thurs.20th Dec.2007 refer :-
http://www.wigan.gov.uk/News/Archive/December2007/PierClose.htm
Have you read my comment at 20.31 on yesterday`s P-a-D?

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