Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 4th July, 2015)
WIGAN WORLD ?
Now that is an unusual shot. Find it a bit hypnotic. Good one
What has Newburgh got to do with wigan?
Good shot, Mick... but a bit of a quibble... this is the tunnel under the aqueduct. The aqueduct itself is above, channeling (-duct) the water (aqua) of the canal. The aqueduct was built to allow traffic to continue to use the road.
Yes you are right Rev David, what happened was I cropped the aqueduct off.
Peter a lot of posh Wiganers live in Newburgh,
Interesting shot, Peter, Newburgh is part of the Dalton - Parbold area, Dalton was once part of Wigan Rural District Council so has a claim to be associated with Wigan.
Newburgh Post Town is Wigan, The Post Code for the Town is WN8.
That's the Wigan Connection.
A.W. Newburgh is Lancashire. So is Parbold and Dalton.
Garry, it may come as a surprise to you but Wigan is also in Lancashire and has never been out of Lancashire despite the creation of the long defunct Greater Manchester. The historic County Palatine of Lancashire as it is sometimes known was never abolished and I understand it was actually re-affirmed about 2 years ago.
Exceptional photo, Mick.
The figure makes the scene and it's quite spooky in a way.
Disregard the negativity.
This may help clear things up. Check out the address in the top right hand corner.
It's so much easy to built a road OVER the canal, than a road under it.
Reminds me of a scene from "A Taste Of Honey". Newburgh is a lovely, picturesque place.
Fred the spooky figure is my missis, and I havent noticed any negativity, but I never do.
A.W.sorry your wrong. Wigan Police is GMP, GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE and Not LANCASHIRE POLICE. So Wigan is Still in the G/Manchester area.
Garry, until the 1960s there was a Wigan Borough Police force but Wigan was in Lancashire. The same applied to a lot of other borough towns and cities in those days. Most ran their own police forces, fire brigades and other facilities it made no difference to the county they were in.
Wigan is in Lancashire, Gary. Ask the post office. You come across to me as a "troll" with your unfounded and unintelligent comments.
Let's clear things up.Wigan is according to the BT telephone book is post coded in Lancashire. Wigan is in Greater Manchester when things become administration. Its only silly TV news people who know no better who have tarnished peoples minds.Lancashire lad am I.
Runny my name in spelled with two Rs. GARRY. 1973 GT Manchester. So is Bolton..Bury..Stockport..Haywood.. Rochdale.......so on.
Garry, what on Earth are you talking about?
That's the problem PC, you don't know.
Gawwy are you on acid or have you got not else to moan about ?
I posted a photo on here a couple of years ago taken at rivington and was criticised and derided as its in "Bolton".. Some people like nothing else to do but have a good moan. I think it's a great photo.
Exactly. Great photo