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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 23rd January, 2015)

Railings


Railings
Old corner shop, Haigh.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 23rd January 2015 at 00:06

The top of Haigh seems to be a favorite place for P-O-D. There used to be a Blacksmiths Smithy through that archway, took the pony there for shoeing a few times.

Comment by: joe graney on 23rd January 2015 at 06:06

when I lived in aspull 1972-1999 I never new that shop as a working shop yet it as kept its shop front.?

Comment by: A ..Parr Downunder on 23rd January 2015 at 06:55

Good one of the railings.The shop looks shut.Whats behind the green door , or is it pale blue.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 23rd January 2015 at 08:49

It's the old Post Office, only the post box remains.(next to the car) See P-a-D 18 May 2010.

Comment by: Kath on 23rd January 2015 at 09:02

It a Post Office for many years Joe.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd January 2015 at 09:15

I think it was the Post Office and was painted red.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 23rd January 2015 at 10:26

Was Emporium!

Comment by: Garry on 23rd January 2015 at 10:28

Irene all Post offices are Red.

Comment by: Giovanni on 23rd January 2015 at 10:31

It was the old post office. See the post box on the wall painted rosso.

Comment by: andy s on 23rd January 2015 at 12:25

that was post office/general store till about early 80,s. i was in cubs and scout at st.davids (aspull and haigh) 1969-77 and used to go all time. also there was vmrs browns shop just further down opposite red lion

Comment by: Garry on 23rd January 2015 at 12:51

Giovanni, the paint is called Post Office Red.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd January 2015 at 13:10

Garry, all post-BOXES are red. Post OFFICES merely have a red sign over the door. Type Wigan Post Office into Google Images and have a look at our lovely Town Post-Office, built of a very pleasing shade of brick with white window-frames and a wooden door.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd January 2015 at 14:14

Post offices are Red, Post Office Vans are Red, Post Office HGVs are Red, Post office Post Boxes are Red.
It's the Groups Livery...And the paint's called POST OFFICE RED.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 23rd January 2015 at 14:56

Ah that's where I go wrong I thought a red light meant Post Office. Thought those lasses were a bit under dressed.

Comment by: antar on 23rd January 2015 at 15:54

I do like that picture mick

Comment by: Giovanni on 23rd January 2015 at 17:54

Thats what I said or wrote!!
Rosso is Italian for Post Box Red!!!

Or it could be vermillion, crimson or scarlet. Mama mia!!

Comment by: Irene. Roberts on 23rd January 2015 at 18:38

Does anyone else on here feel like screaming, or is it just me?

Comment by: Garry on 23rd January 2015 at 18:43

Paint code for Post Office Red-
BS381-538.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd January 2015 at 19:04

Giovanni, this is Wigan in the UK, not Italy, anyway Rosso red is a different shade than Post Office red.
The code for Rosso red is D40000.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd January 2015 at 19:11

Irene...yes me...

Comment by: Aubrey on 23rd January 2015 at 19:45

Irene, and me.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd January 2015 at 20:06

Garry, contrary to your apparent belief, I am a woman of some intelligence. Thankyou for your information but I was well aware of Post Office Red Paint, and of the colour of post-boxes, phone-boxes and Postman Pat's van, not to mention his helicopter; I merely pointed out that Post Offices have a red sign outside, but the building and its doors and windows are not necessarily painted red. There is one on Wigan Lane that is green......door, window-frames, shutters and all, but the little red sign tells people it is a Post Office. Thankyou so much for the code for Post Office Red Paint; I'm sure that will come in handy if ever I feel like painting the town red.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 23rd January 2015 at 21:01

Irene,yes but dont we all know that the man is always right??!!!Sometimes better to agree with them to let them think that anyway !!!!

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd January 2015 at 21:37

Irene,if ever you do paint the town red..can I come with you

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd January 2015 at 21:44

Thankyou Neil, Aubrey, Giovanni, Maureen and Jean. You are all welcome, (Garry too}, to paint the town red with me, but no whistling at me on Woolworth's Corner, Giovanni, you little tinker, you!

Comment by: anteater on 23rd January 2015 at 21:55

was it a bluey/purpley colour not long
back when it was the emporium selling sweets ,snacks and drinks etc. i cant recall the colour code for it.

Comment by: Giovanni on 23rd January 2015 at 22:37

Maureen
Include me to paint the town rosso!
I'll bring a brush for irene!!LOL
Where shall we start? Garrys house!!

Comment by: Mick on 23rd January 2015 at 22:56

Boltons undertakers is up that nick thats behind the mini car

Comment by: truewigana on 24th January 2015 at 00:03

Garry wrong again regarding post office red paint, just brand names, pillar box red, post office red etc, the royal mail do use a specific B.S. colour for the boxes though, http://www.news.postboxesukltd.co.uk/tag/ral-pillar-box-red

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th January 2015 at 09:14

With all this about Post Offices, I have forgotten to say how much I like the photo! Where are the railings, Mick? At first I thought they must be near The Balcarres or that lovely little school on Copperas Lane, but now I think it may be the church gate you were standing behind.

Comment by: Garry on 24th January 2015 at 10:16

Ok, everyone seems to be ganging up on me again. I may have POSTED the wrong intention and shown my true COLOURS. But I was just trying to educate some posters that's all.
It's a subject I knew about in my younger days. I love everyone on here really, there's some clever and interesting people who I admire with affection. I know we don't know each other personally, but we all have one thing in common, we all love WW and are a great team together.
Garry x.

Comment by: truewigana on 24th January 2015 at 10:41

fair point Garry. and you are right about WW.

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th January 2015 at 10:43

Thankyou Garry; that was a nice thing to say, and we can now shake hands.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th January 2015 at 11:13

Awww...Isn't that nice.

Comment by: Giovanni on 24th January 2015 at 11:21

WW is a great site! Its all harmless banter anyway.
No harm done and no offence!
Grazie Garry for your humility.

Comment by: Alan on 24th January 2015 at 11:58

Do we really need the likes of Garry on here, he'll be at it again tomorrow. If we all did a vote, he'd be voted out.

Comment by: Alex on 24th January 2015 at 12:02

See the some of the ladies have give in to Gary, AGAIN.

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th January 2015 at 13:04

I don't think I gave in....I certainly put him straight on the fact that I am not going to be spoken down to.....if anyone gave in it was Garry, and I hope I am fair-minded enough to accept, if not an apology, his acknowledgement that he spoke without really thinking. I don't think Garry is a bad person, and yes, he WILL do it again, but I think he has a sense of humour under all that bluntness.

Comment by: Ann on 24th January 2015 at 14:14

What has Garry supposed to have done? I don't think he's spoken down to anyone. Can we not assume Garry could be absolutely spot on with his comments.

Comment by: GPO on 24th January 2015 at 14:21

Do what again...put him straight...
can't see nowt wrong with Gary's predictions only that he is spot on.

Comment by: Julie on 24th January 2015 at 16:47

Alan, vote Garry out? Absolutely outrageous!! Garry hugely enriches this forum and long may he tell it as he sees it. Hope you will continue Garry.

Comment by: Dave on 24th January 2015 at 17:36

Vote Garry out? if it weren't for him their'ed be less comments. You don't seriously want him out..... He brings the site to life...it's never dull when he's about!

Comment by: Alan on 24th January 2015 at 18:09

Are we looking at the same forum, Julie? He enriches WW...how do you come up with that assumption?

Comment by: Garry on 24th January 2015 at 18:23

Thank you Ann, GPO and Julie.

Comment by: Garry on 25th January 2015 at 01:38

To answer your question anteater at 21:55. Emporium means: A wide variety of goods...and the colour code ad3e96. Lets not try and be too clever.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th January 2015 at 14:58

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DIRTY hARRY!!

Comment by: Garry on 25th January 2015 at 16:22

Nothing happened to him Jean. he's commented on P-a-D 15 Jan.

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