Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 9th August, 2015)
Photo: Tom Sutch (Fuji F810)
The latest photo looks so much better now that the big old pit wheel as been moved round the corner
Wow ! what a difference. How many years ?
By gum I have walked down Parsons Walk thousands of time going from the market square bus stops to Thomas Linacre school.
pity the wheel was shoved round the corner instead of being in a place were people can see it.
Quite interesting Tom, 2 good photos.
really like the top photo best
I have heard that some of the town houses on New Market Street, just visible in the picture are to be demolished to make another entrance to the bus station.
The wheel has now been hidden round the corner away from most peoples view. Is there any information with the wheel telling people the history of the wheel/mining around Wigan?
It's not a wheel, it's a colliery headgear pulley for winding coal,up the mineshaft.
Interesting photos, Tom.
You can see the tree has grown in the background.
THANK YOU TONY HASLAM, finally it is not a wheel, as Tony says it is a head PULLEY. I believe from Maypole Colliery.
It's a Wheel...speaking meteorically, if some of you know what that word means.
wi aw know i`ts a pulley wheel
Both buses - German made. Why?
Garry, what does 'meteorically' mean, in relation to this, exactly?
I thought I'd have to spell it out to the likes of jod. We all know it's a pit pulley, but when people say wheel they are speaking "meteorically"
Well Lynn, M.A.N. is German as you say. It's parent company is Volkswagen which has got a great reputation for build quality and reliability. Some years ago it would almost certainly have been Leyland, British anyway. The problem I think is that we have always stool still while other countries have moved on with technology. After saying that, if it wasn't a M.A.N. it would be a Volvo or Scania bus, both Swedish.
Colin - but the point about the German , Scandinavian, French, Italian and Japanese industries is that they are still making such engineering products whereas any British ones still in existence are now owned by overseas companies such as Volkswagen, BMW etc.
Remember when the 3 Cunard Queen cruise ships were in Liverpool together recently. Great until you realise 2 of the ships were bilt in Italy,1 in France, the ships are registered in Bermuda, the company is based in the US now were the profits go, and the crew I believe are mainly east European. makes you proud to be British.
British Rail, British Leyland, NCB, British Aerospace, British Gas, British Airways, ASDA, British Steel, Ship builders. these are just a few big compants that are defunct, merged or have been taken over.
Garry,What does meteorically mean?
Who ever you are hiding behind Pw, you making yourself look a complete fool. Look it up in the Dictionary.
Ann,I asked Garry the question but please look up the word yourself
NO, Why should I, you look it up, your asking the question. Ann.
A Pulley is a WHEEL on a axle or shaft that is designed to support a movement and change of direction of a cable or belt along it's circumference.
Pw...METEORICALLY means in Comparison or resemblance of something. Ann as already said, look it up in a Dictionary.
So who ever describes the pulley has a Wheel, you are quite correct to do just that.
METEORICALLY.adverb meaning: rapid.quick,like lightning,in no time.flat out.at high speed.at top speed,at an alarming rate etc. Cannot find anywhere that it means resemblance or comparison
Meteorically speaking your a fool, meaning Idiot.
I've got a few quid, meaning I'm rich.
Surely that is saying something metaphorically Alan
Oh I see. Metaphorically speaking your a fool, meaning Idiot.
I've got a few quid, meaning I'm rich.
I'm interested in the two buses not some silly comments. Some people are just bored.
Colin ,you are quite correct and I do apologise to you and the people who run the photos site.
Thank you Pw.
Good photo once again, Tom.