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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 20th October, 2013)

New Wash pond

New Wash pond
Behind the New Wash Cottages off Higher Lane, Haigh/ Aspull.

Photo: Neil Cain  (Panasonic DMC-TZ9)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 20th October 2013 at 00:51

Nice pretty picture Neil....love the trees hanging over the pond...well done...cheers!!!

Comment by: Thomas(Tom) Walsh . on 20th October 2013 at 00:55

Neil,a lovely tranquil scene ,well done .

Comment by: Ken R on 20th October 2013 at 03:21

Nice scene. Is this the Mowpin Lodge?

Comment by: kath on 20th October 2013 at 07:02


Comment by: Ron D on 20th October 2013 at 09:46

Like it .Nice composition with good picture content.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 20th October 2013 at 10:08

That's a nice shot.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 20th October 2013 at 11:00

Thanks for the nice comments. I always assumed Mowpin Lodge was the gatehouse just across the lane from this but locals may call this Mowpin Lodge too. The capped pitshaft of New Wash Pit is buried in the trees opposite the cottages along the footpath so this may be a pit lodge.

Comment by: David Barker on 20th October 2013 at 12:25

I think Warrington Anglers called it Mowpin Lodge when they dug it out and cleaned it up and put fishing peg platforms in, the one further up the lane is the carp pool,also owned by Warrington Anglers Club ,nice shot Neil plenty content.

Comment by: Maureen on 20th October 2013 at 12:45

That's lovely Neil,and would look beautiful if it was framed.

Comment by: john on 20th October 2013 at 13:39

Nice one Neil , as kids we used to fish all these ponds ,this one was always clear blue water ,no fish in it .just behind wash pit cottage. the shaft you mention is indeed covered by trees on the left side of the wash pit cottage rd ,between the rd and the old line ,

Comment by: Anne on 20th October 2013 at 15:23

Good camera work and so close to Wigan too.

Comment by: Ellen on 20th October 2013 at 18:31

Lovely picture,a serene scene. I love all the various shades of green with the sky reflection in the water as a counterpoint.

Comment by: jont65 on 20th October 2013 at 21:05

great photo is this lodge in the field were the windmill is

Comment by: Brian B on 20th October 2013 at 21:28

Brilliant picture Neil, and not one adverse comment !!!

Comment by: Art on 21st October 2013 at 01:13

Mowpin lodge is the name of the cottage at the gate, on the left going from New Springs to the hall

Comment by: John H on 21st October 2013 at 01:30

Good photograph, well framed Nice shot neil

Comment by: Neil Cain on 21st October 2013 at 10:35

Jont65.You get to it down the little path right by the Higher Lane bridge that goes to Aspull Moor or if you follow it to the left it goes to Haigh Church, so not quite by the windmill.

Comment by: Telboy1953 on 28th October 2013 at 21:27

Nice picture; taught you all I know

Comment by: ellie on 15th November 2013 at 23:38

nice lake good photo niel

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