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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 6th January, 2015)

Parbold Hill


Parbold Hill
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony DSC-T700)
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Comment by: Alex on 6th January 2015 at 06:26

This is a funny area Mick. Lovely and nice, but is it Wigan.I think Wigan starts after Parbold hill. This is West Lancashire.

Comment by: PererP on 6th January 2015 at 07:24

Nice tranquil scene

Comment by: Mick on 6th January 2015 at 07:43

Alex you could say the thick frost is also not from Wigan, but I was stood in the Wigan area when took the photo and I was wearing M&S underpants and socks that where bought in Standishgate Wigan.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 6th January 2015 at 07:46

Alex; Parbold is in West Lancs. but if you put `parbold` in search box above you`ll see what`s in wiganworld.
Mick; Do you remember Delph Tea Gardens in Parbold? Our gang cycled to Southport and had a row on the lake in there on the way.
When taken?

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th January 2015 at 09:15

Does it really matter if it's West Lancashire? I can see that it would matter if pictures of Yorkshire or Cheshire were shown as photo-a-day on Wigan World, but Parbold IS Wigan to most of us on here, whatever it says on the map.

Comment by: Aubrey on 6th January 2015 at 09:20

Nice photo Mick, likely to have been taken on Boxing Day as a guess.

Comment by: antar on 6th January 2015 at 09:49

very good pic

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 6th January 2015 at 12:58

Lovely photo Mick. Parpold post code WN8.(WIGAN).

Comment by: AL on 6th January 2015 at 13:02

TOP OF THE HILL IS ASHURST BECON.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 6th January 2015 at 15:58

At 12:58 should have said Parbold.

Comment by: Alex on 6th January 2015 at 16:03

The telephone code for parbold is 01257, Lancashire, not 01942 wigan.

Comment by: Mick on 6th January 2015 at 18:16

Ernest it would have been taken on a Tuesday.

I cant remember going to the Delph Tea Gardens when it was open but I remember going in there after it was closed down.

Comment by: A.W. on 6th January 2015 at 18:16

I don't think that phone codes are important in deciding if Parbold, Ashurst Beacon or other places are in Wigan. I reckon the deciding factor is in history. I reckon all the above places are in Wigan also UpHolland and Appley Bridge.

Comment by: Alan H on 6th January 2015 at 21:46

Alex, the telephone code for Standish I also 01257 and that is definitly Wigan.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 8th January 2015 at 01:38

You can see it from Wigan so the photo certainly belongs here. Is the old quarry with the blue lake still there?

Comment by: Garry on 8th January 2015 at 17:12

You can see Fiddlers Ferry from Wigan, but it's not Wigan. Thats a silly statment Robin.

Comment by: Ann on 9th January 2015 at 17:32

Happy new year Garry, you tell em. Your honesty I find adorable!

Comment by: Giovanni on 10th January 2015 at 10:00

You must have been pretty cold Mick just wearing underpants and socks!!
Mama Mia!!

Comment by: Garry on 10th January 2015 at 19:12

Same to you Ann x.

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