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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 28th February, 2016)

Leeds Liverpool Canal


Leeds Liverpool Canal
At poolstock with Scotsmans Flash to the left.

Photo: Mike Lavin  (Nikon d3300 lens Tokina 11-16)
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Comment by: Ken R on 28th February 2016 at 02:45

Nice photo. Walked many a mile along there. With my Bro-in-law Jimmy

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th February 2016 at 04:42

Don`t like it, Mike. Not easy on the eyes.
BTW, it`s Scotmans Flash.

Comment by: Garry on 28th February 2016 at 08:19

Now that's a much better shot than
23-Oct-2015. What you see is what you get. I'm not into superimposed shots. These's are true colours.

Comment by: Vb on 28th February 2016 at 08:52

A promise of warmer days ahead!

Comment by: maggie. on 28th February 2016 at 09:11

When we were boating - too decrepit now - this was one of the best journeys we did. We sailed canals all over the country, but the journey from Dover Lock to Burscough was the best.

Comment by: Johnny on 28th February 2016 at 10:02

A good pic of the "cut". I like the reflection of the sky on the still canal. And its so neat and tidy. A pleasant walk on an decent dry day I can imagine!
Footnote: Can anyone please explain why Scotsmans Flash is so-called?

Comment by: MarieM on 28th February 2016 at 11:29

Lovely photo Mike.

Comment by: Jimmy on 28th February 2016 at 13:43

True colours Garry?
When have you seen the canal water blue?
This is an HDR.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th February 2016 at 14:42

Johnny; it is Scotmans Flash. An excerpt from Wigan in Wikipedia:-
"Wigan Sailing Club at 69 acre Scotmans Flash at Poolstock less than a mile from the centre of the town."
Look at 31st Dec.2012 Photo-a-Day and read the comments.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 28th February 2016 at 16:39

The only camera I had in England was a Brownie 127, but even I know the colours are enhanced in this one. I like the scene though

Comment by: Kenny on 28th February 2016 at 22:03

Nice photo Mike.
It was once a very boggy walk along the slaggy canal towpath and alongside SCOTSMAN'S Flash.
Ernest- Don't believe everything in Wikipedia.
Ordnance Survey, Wigan Sailing Club, Manchester Birding Society and amongst others - Wigan Council, mostly refer to the Flash as Scotman. Could it have been a spelling/typing error that created the confusion. The majority of the Flashes are surnames(Horrock's,Rainford's, Pearson & Knowles etc.) and in British Surnames - no one as ever recorded SCOTMAN as a surname.
Johnny - The likelihood is that when the land was flooded, the farmer/landowner was a SCOTSMAN.
I think this could be put to bed by a certain Mr G Shryhane.

Comment by: Johnny on 28th February 2016 at 23:42

Thank you Ernest and Kenny for your replies!

Comment by: Alan on 28th February 2016 at 23:54

Kenny- don't believe everything you read in the papers.

Comment by: Garry on 28th February 2016 at 23:57

Johnny reflection with the sky thats all.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th February 2016 at 05:52

Kenny; one comment on 31st Dec.2012 P-a-D :-
Comment by Neil Rigby on 31st December 2012 at 15:50
dustaf (25th Aug 2010) is almost certainly correct. "Scotman" is a Family name, just as "Pearson"

See:-
https://www.linkedin.com/title/scotman

Comment by: Kenny on 29th February 2016 at 11:49

Alan - The facts are from Official BRITISH Surnames Records not from newspapers (This I agree with you).
Ernest - Please note.

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