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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 18th February, 2013)

Market Place


Market Place
Taken from the same spot as David Thomas' photo on Wednesday, 30th January, 2013.

Photo: Ernest Pyke  (Praktica DCZ 6.2.)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th February 2013 at 00:03

I liked the other one.......no graffiti.....but over all a nice pic Ernest ......cheers!,!

Comment by: Ken R on 18th February 2013 at 00:03

Nice shot of Wigan Central, it seems the patio has staked its claim but there's not many folks about.

Comment by: Art on 18th February 2013 at 01:04

On a wider angle lens...Incuding more of the scene!!

Comment by: Mick on 18th February 2013 at 04:09

It must be early Ernest because theres no eastern europeans sat sipping coffee and smoking there smelly cigs outside of Starbucks.

I wonder what those chalk marks means.

Comment by: alan on 18th February 2013 at 04:58

They need to do something about those uneven flags on the pavement.

Otherwise, a good photo.

Comment by: Jonno on 18th February 2013 at 08:44

It,s 11-08 Mick.

Comment by: Pat on 18th February 2013 at 11:35

Nice enough photo - captures Wigan well, but not interesting enough to make a JigSaw puzzle of!!

Comment by: A parr on 18th February 2013 at 12:25

5 past 11,and alls well.Good 1,EP.

Comment by: Gerald Pilkington Canada on 18th February 2013 at 15:53

i used to catch the nunber seven bus just up the road. good times

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th February 2013 at 18:27

Agree Pat......

Used to catch the No. 5 bus Gerard.....happy times also.....cheers !!!

Comment by: alan lad on 18th February 2013 at 20:30

Mick I bet our friends from abroad are onthe other side of the road in sun .if its out

Comment by: Fred Mason on 18th February 2013 at 22:36

Lovely pic, Ernest.

I wonder where the people are?

I used to fancy a lovely lass who worked at H. Samuels, jewellers across the road at the top of the Makinson Arcade.

Maureen was her name...!!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 18th February 2013 at 22:40

I took this photo on Wed.6th Feb.`13.which was cold with a NW wind and explains the few people about, also nobody sat outside Starbucks.
I`d decided to take it before `Art`comment 5th Feb.01:01 on David Thomas`P-a-d 30th Jan.
Only A Parr and myself commented on David`s photo not being natural. Garry and `Art` were disparaging. David didn`t reply to my comment at 23:11 on his 2nd Feb.P-a-D, but he must have used a zoom lens.
The time on Wigan Parish Church clock cannot be relied upon for accuracy!

Comment by: Ken R on 18th February 2013 at 23:54

The chalk marks, could be..... Audio, Video and Wi-Fi below this flagstone.

Comment by: Art on 19th February 2013 at 01:07

Disparaging?...A true comment...The original was square & in focus, without trickery, as you tried to accuse the photographher of.

Anyroad why haven't you got your verticals, vertical, they were in the original...doh!!:o(

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 19th February 2013 at 21:37

Lizzie and Gerald ,I too, used to catch my bus there .Can`t remember the number....its a long,long time ago !! How places change,looks a lot quieter than how I remember it.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th February 2013 at 23:29

Jean, if you click on Album, Work, Wigan Corporation Transport then look at page 3 and you`ll see the bus routes for 1970. No doubt they were the same for earlier. The bus to Preston is still no.113 and was the same pre-war!
There were 3 bus routes to Beech Hill, Nos.1, 1A and 1B.
My comment at 22.40 yesterday explains the absence of people.

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