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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 31st July, 2014)

War Memorial

War Memorial
Up Holland.

Photo: Neil Rigby  (Fujifilm Finepix S4300)
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Comment by: Helen on 31st July 2014 at 06:17

This area looks smaller to me now, more enclosed by the trees at the back of the memorial. The green area around it was much bigger & the memorial stood out. I went around that hairpin bend countless times on a Ribble bus from Wigan to Holland Moor. Used to be a bakers on the right just as you went into Hall Green, they made real vanilla custard slices....the things you remember !

Comment by: kath on 31st July 2014 at 08:50

Memories of being a liitle girl and looking out for that landmark as we went to nana's on the Ribble bus

Comment by: A.W. on 31st July 2014 at 10:11

Helen, the baker's on the right near Hall Green was Morrisey's, the shop is still going though has been run by Roger Rathbone for some years.

Comment by: Ron D on 31st July 2014 at 10:56

Unfortunate the memorial is in the shade. Spoils an excellent picture.

Comment by: Mick on 31st July 2014 at 11:48

Bollards and the back of traffic sign spoil it for me.

Memorial would have looked brighter and better if it had some poppy wreaths on it

Comment by: Polly on 31st July 2014 at 14:17

I agree with Ron D and Mick (bollards).

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 31st July 2014 at 18:53

This is a shot of the location of the Memorial, rather than detail of the Memorial itself. I needed a wide shot to get the the road layout. It would have been nice if the memorial was brighter but I couldn't wait for the sun to be higher, to get more direct sunlight on the memorial, because I wanted a shot with little or no traffic.

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 31st July 2014 at 22:14

Nice picture Neil....not seen it for quite a while....thank you...cheers!!!

Comment by: Ellen on 31st July 2014 at 23:03

Thanks for this Neil. It reminds me that my Grandfather's name is here.He died in 1916,near Ypres.

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