Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 12th February, 2013)
Aspull in the snow
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38)
Brilliant Harry, more for my album.....cheers!!
Thanks for these great photos, top left .where is this pond?, had lots of pies and good steak from the shops,used to go to school on the right Aspull Methodist just before the fork in the road, my best school mate Eric Feilding used to live just down there on the right RIP.
An excellent montage, Harry, gives a great overall view of how it was (or is).
I lived in Wigan from 1936 until 1973 and I really don't remember much snow during those years. Can't be due to "global warming" !
Where is the pond?
Good photos Harry, went up to Winter Hill and Belmont area yesterday, lots of snow but passable.
Alan(on Van Isle) you were actually in the UK during two of the worst winters ever recorded 1947 and 1962/3. In 1947 my father and many others walked to work down Rectory Lane in Standish to the Bleachworks in deep snow and was able to reach out and touch the tops of the lamp posts, having said that they were gas lamp posts and much shorter than todays electric lamp standards. Nice quartet of photos Harry thanks for those.
Ken R and Brian. If you're coming from Wigan turn left after the bus stop at Dukes Row into Holly Road then turn second left into Manor Grove,in about 50 yards go through the gate on the right into the field signposted Crawford Wood, pass the Bridle path and walk up through the field, a few hundred yards on you're left is the pond. I have seen three deer together but wasn't quick enough with the camera and got blurred pics, I saw one early morning on the way to the airport on the A6.
Thanks Harry....that is in the area behind where my Dad lives and where I grew up (St David's Crescent). I visited my Dad last October and I think I may have seen you on the canal bridge (on the way out of the Hall to the Plantation Gates on Wigan Lane). If it indeed was you, you were talking to a man and you had a camera in hand. Next time I will stop and say hello. I usually stay with my brother in Standish and walk to my Dad's and back through Haigh Hall every day.
Roy, thanks for the reminder, my poor old memory must be going !
Good selection Harry,
Brian it may well have been me I spend a lot of time walking in Haigh Plantations. Thanks to everyone for your comments and interest. H.
Thanks Harry - no better place to walk!!!!
Lovely pictures Harry.
Roy your right about the two worst winters i was in them both in different circumstances, I was born in 1947 and started work in 1962 don't remember 1947 but i certainly remember 1947 it was freezing and lasted for ages.
To Ken R. I just realised that your mate Eric Fielding was a neighbour since 1966 just three doors from me. H.