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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 15th April, 2015)

This old house

This old house
But where?

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T1)
Views: 3,680

Comment by: fred on 15th April 2015 at 07:27

Holgate School Orrell

Comment by: Garry on 15th April 2015 at 07:28

Horrible shot, much better in colour...what's the point!!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 15th April 2015 at 08:51

The point is that be removing the colour we focus more on what the photo is about. Light, shadow & texture. Each to their own :)

Not Orrell.

Comment by: kath on 15th April 2015 at 08:55

I don't know where it is but I love it!

Comment by: A.W. on 15th April 2015 at 09:35

I agree Fred, it does look like the housenear the Holgate roundabout in Orrell.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th April 2015 at 09:40

Don't know this place but the photo is very effective. The black and white really gives it character.
As a kid i used to develop and print my own work in B & W of course and in a way I morn the passing of it but colour is also good in it's place as you more or less say Dave. Great shot.

I await the location now with bated breath. Well done.

Comment by: Giovanni on 15th April 2015 at 09:50

Not familiar with this building.
What location was it that you took the photo Dave (Oy)?

Comment by: Kathleen G on 15th April 2015 at 11:22

No way is it Holgate School it may be a cottage near the roundabout, but Holgate school was a single story building.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 15th April 2015 at 12:46

I was stood on a main road not far from a High School. It's an old Farmhouse :)

Comment by: Linda on 15th April 2015 at 13:30

Great pic as always, Dave. I like the b/w photos. I'm intrigued as to where the house is though!

Comment by: Maureen on 15th April 2015 at 14:21

It's very it Dave.

Comment by: Cyril on 15th April 2015 at 16:17

Is it the farm house just off Lowton Road Golborne, I've heard that a massive housing estate is planned on the land around there, soon there'll be no open green spaces left around Wigan and Leigh.

Comment by: Mary on 15th April 2015 at 17:27

When I saw this picture I just knew it was a Dave (Oy). Love how you present a picture .
Thanks Dave, Find this picture so haunting.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 15th April 2015 at 18:22

Thanks folks.

This old farmhouse and it's surrounding buildings are just along the road from Golborne High School.

Comment by: Philip Whitehead (modelflyer) on 15th April 2015 at 19:01

Great shot mate, the mono suits it well

Comment by: Paula on 15th April 2015 at 20:40

Recognised it straight away. It's opposite the entrance to Golborne Clinic where I work. Very sad that the land is going to be built on. Traffic will be even more horrendous.
Good atmospheric photo though.

Comment by: tony on 15th April 2015 at 21:30

Just pure brilliance

Comment by: A Bolton on 15th April 2015 at 23:47

Dont see the point...Horrible !

Comment by: albert parr on 16th April 2015 at 08:37

looks like the film Psycho. Good shot,Ron

Comment by: Giovanni on 16th April 2015 at 08:49

Still non the wiser. Can Golbourne be classed as Wigan? Come on you bright sparks!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 16th April 2015 at 08:55

Golborne is as much part of Wigan (borough) as Astley, Mosley common.. or Platt Bridge :)

Comment by: Steve on 16th April 2015 at 19:19

The site was known as Bob Dones Farm, other than that I know nothing.

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