Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 27th November, 2012)
Atteeeentiooon, get into line there the king of the bin men is coming.
Looks like the back of Coronation Street !
Hey how come you have nice blue bins!!!! We have got boring dark green ones with a yellow lid and a red lid. After that bit of riveting info, nice colourful pic Mick, cheers!!!
I`m somewhat puzzled, Mick, as to how these bins get to the bin lorry.
Are they man-handled to the end of the alley, or can the bin loory go down the alley?
Is this in the Gidlow Lane area? (your last comment on P-a-D 22nd Nov.`12 )
Can`t remember refuse disposal in the era of outside toilets.
Speachless. RUBBISH BINS?
Just goes to show what an eyesore the invention of the wheelie bin has become. I see rows of nice old terraced houses with no side entrance, their tiny front gardens littered with these bins.
You march them down to the end of the ally Ernest then you march them back again!!! Yep it is a real mystery, but I am sure some one with the knowledge will tell us,32deg today 37deg tomorrow, 39deg for Thursday , cheers!!!
Ernest, by the looks of it its 'Black & Blue' bin day - the preponderance of blue bins in the foreground is the result of the paper salvage lorry (taking the contents of the blue bins) having followed the general waste (from the black bins) lorry around. The residents wheel their bins to one end of the back entry or the other on the set day. I expect neighbours do the job for the elderly or infirm. The gates on each end of the entries stop kids turning the bins over for a laugh.
There aren't many green (for garden waste) bins, which you'd expect, given these houses wouldn't have much of a garden) - but where are the brown (for recyclables) bins?
Super pic, Mick - recording the everyday we take for granted, and yet which says so much about how a small but vital part of our lives is organised.
That would not have made a good video lol.
Ernest Im stood on West st and the bins are in the back alley in between Gidlow lane and Delph st, Im looking towards Park road.
It looks a bit Coronation st to me as well , but Ive noticed when you see Corries back alley no one as a wheelie bin.
Heres a historical video of Wigan binmen, this was recorded in the old days before we had blue green and brown bins.
The bins have become more of an ayesore than the rubbish (despite the bright colours). I live in a maisonette where I have a cupboard purpose built for 1 bin. As we now have grey, blue, brown, green and mini green bins, between the two flats we have 10 bins outside the ground floor window on the front. There is nowhere else to put them- and there are a total of 12 flats in the block, the bins overwhelm the property and look absolutely awful. God knows what the houses across the road think of the view.
Thanks Rev David and Mick.
Since I don`t buy newspapers now (use the Internet !), I just use the bag for free papers etc.
I`ve just come from Bolton by train and you can now see St,Catherine`s Ch.- no leaves ! Re-building of the spire is now in progress.
We are still in darkness here, anyone know what it means when the full moon is very yellow?? Cheers!!
Just got back in and there is a full moon here as well.... it means look out for werewolves!!! lol
Tricia, thanks for that, knew it was something to do with some kind of beastie!!!! Cheers !!
Lizzie, the moon is always white and does not change colour, however as it get closer to the horizon and Earths atmosphere, it shines through polution and scattered light particles, it can look red at it's nearest to the horizon.
Janice you are probably spot on there, may be the very warm days lately have something to do with the pollution saturating the air somewhat I am just guessing. Another scorcher at 37deg which the powers that be say it is not that unusual for November!! Thanks again, cheers!!!
This to me is a proper town picture...everyday life ...well done Mick
(don`t like them though!)
Lizzie, the reason the moon is yellowish is that at this time of year it has too much yellow cheddar offsetting the white cheddar.
Ken, I will have to process all this stuff about the yellow moon, beasties, cheese, or pollution and light particles!! I think Janice's answer is probably the correct one, thanks folks, cheers.
Mick, I`ve looked at this alley using Street View on Google Earth and there`s not a bin in sight !
Well done mick, now I can see where our council tax goes. arnt we lucky to have all these bins