Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan



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

Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd January, 2014)

Lion


Lion
Haigh Hall.

Photo: Michael Collier  (Nikon D5100 with a 18-105 lens.)
Views: 3,428

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd January 2014 at 00:04

Thanks for the memories, played around that lion on lots of occasions. Do you have a relative named Jack Collier??

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd January 2014 at 00:43

Nice picture Michael...Leo is growing a bit of moss....cheers!!!

Comment by: Catherine Rosbottom on 2nd January 2014 at 03:30

Every time I go home with my children, I take their photo on Leo. Happy memories.

Comment by: michael Australia Melbourne on 2nd January 2014 at 07:28

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Comment by: Roy on 2nd January 2014 at 10:21

Thank you Michael, i dont remember this, it looks to be a very popular lion with the 'well trodden' area around it. I have been looking back on PaD and just to show how active it has become i compared Oct 2006 with Oct 2013. In Oct 2006, there were 69 comments on 26 photos, less than 3 per photo. In Oct 2013 there were 509 comments on 31 photos more than 16 per photo.

Comment by: Lee Layland on 2nd January 2014 at 12:15

Is this one of the lions that was on Lions Bridge in Leigh - just down from the hospital?

Comment by: David on 2nd January 2014 at 13:48

Is it made from Coade stone?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd January 2014 at 22:28

He looks a bit lonely there!

Comment by: Jim Latham on 3rd January 2014 at 00:32

It's Friday but no Photo-a -Day.

Comment by: christine on 23rd January 2014 at 18:31

I was thinking that same thing Jean
He needs a friend!

Comment by: Barry CusickN on 21st May 2014 at 00:37

No Lee L
, this is not one of the Lions from Lilford park * Liegh* i believe this is One of two that were on top of the old Wigan gas works.

Comment by: John Baines on 30th April 2015 at 13:44

Does anyone have a photograph of the Lions in situ at Wigan Gas Works?

Comment by: Neil Cain on 24th January 2016 at 19:38

I have read it came from Atherton Hall in 1906

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