Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 1st October, 2013)

Musket Fire


Musket Fire
Civil War Re-enactment - Market Place Saturday 28th September 2013

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 AF-S G )
Views: 4,035

Comment by: Ken R on 1st October 2013 at 00:05

Nice photo. Looks like the battle of Market Place. Who won??

Comment by: britboy on 1st October 2013 at 01:19

Not going to shoot anything with his musket if he closes his eyes yon mon!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 1st October 2013 at 01:25

Spectacular Dave.....love the uniform colour....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st October 2013 at 04:16

Excellently captured, Dave.
I saw the afternoon`s performance up until the start of the Piazza event at 2.45pm - attended Evensong in Wigan Parish Church at 3pm.
Was very disappointed with very few `troops` compared to June`s 2012 event. (weather was great for both, though!).

Comment by: Helen on 1st October 2013 at 07:41

I have a theory. All this activity in the centre of Wigan is designed so the populus doesn't see the next building on the 'council's' hit list topple to the ground !!

Comment by: `JEFF HAYDOCK on 1st October 2013 at 09:29

Nice one Dave, very sharp and well composed.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 1st October 2013 at 10:28

Lovely clear crisp shot, well done Dave.

Comment by: Roy on 1st October 2013 at 12:17

Helen, the next buildings in Wigan that should be raised to the ground and never built in the first place is the row in front of the church. Nice action shot Dave and very colourful.

Comment by: owdkewyed on 1st October 2013 at 12:18

Well that's eight pigeons less !!.

Comment by: Ron D on 1st October 2013 at 12:35

Timed well ,just Se the flame from two of the muskets.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 1st October 2013 at 12:52

Dave , a good shot !! Sorry I couldn't resist .

Comment by: Garry on 1st October 2013 at 13:34

Only SIX guns owdkewyed not eight.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 1st October 2013 at 17:18

Thanks folks.

Seven guns actually.

Comment by: Garry on 1st October 2013 at 20:52

Only four guns went off though.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 1st October 2013 at 21:33

True - and it took them a while to clear the three missfires. One in particular took three goes and finally went off with a helluva bang!

Comment by: owdkewyed on 2nd October 2013 at 00:15

Yep seven shots but the guy in the background is strangling one !!

Comment by: Jj on 29th May 2015 at 20:58

I agree with Phil .

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.