Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 20th June, 2013)
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
That is lovely, much nicer than when I saw it last.
This is a very attractive picture. It really shows the park as I assume it was meant to be originally.
Wonderful Thomas, will take pride in my Album......Thank you.....cheers!!!
Ken R: You must be about 96 years old to have seen this fountain, if it was removed in 1921 as Tom states.
Mesnes Park fountain was built in 1878 and later demolished in 1921. A large flower bed replaced the fountain site until this new Coalbrookdale Fountain was erected and finish in May this year.
All we need now is the soldier back.
Theres a Video here of the very first Wigan water to flow through the new fountain
What an historical event was that.
Aye looking good, though I wonder if the original fountain was the same colour as this is, as I remember at one time all the benches etc., in the park were painted with Buckingham Green paint, even the council vehicles were painted green all except the buses of course which were cherry and white.
Does it work? Who built it?
Great pic, and great fountain. The question is, will it be a water or soda fountain
I totally agree,Eddie H.
My ever favourite picture of Mesnes Park.Not sure about the new fountain hiding all the steps though .The fountain itself is "nice"but perhaps a little bit too ornate??
Ernest, did Ken R mean the last time he saw the fountain during its renovation?
The building at the back looks like they ran out of bricks half way up and had to get different bricks.
I could say that I was seeing if Ernest was on the bail to-day(sic)but I will be a George Washington and not tell a lie, my thoughts were on the building and not on the fountain. Anyway Ernest you know very well I am not 96, I am younger than you. TTFN
Bob, Ken R has said in his comment on 21st June`13 at 00.09, that he was thinking about the Pavilion and not the fountain.
Ken R, Didn`t give a thought that you`d possibly seen this fountain under construction as Bob suggested.
Hope we both live to 96...cheers!!!
Told my niece in Syracruse about this pic. She was born in Lugan NI home of the Coalbrookdale fountain that was replicated for this one. Took her back to her childhood on Lurgan
Lets hope the village idiots leave it alone
Does this fountain ever use water? I bet it would look beautiful then
Was in the park last Sunday with my young son looks like the Village idiots have already decided to chuck soil in this fountain young one's of today they don't have any respect for anything.
I suspect that a lot of young people have no respect for anything, because they are not shown respect. Older adults do tend to treat younger people as a different species. Nothings changed!
nice waterfall nice pic tom