Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 24th September, 2017)
Wonderful photo David.
When I was a child in the early fifties the view would be very far from the pastoral scene here. It was more black, grey and grimy.
What a good greetings card illustration this photo would be for Aspull, Hindley and Springs.
I agree with Gary -we didn't see all that much greenery in Scholes apart from the park and the woods at weekend. It's a lovely picture.
Excellent picture. Should be able to see the pot of gold....unfortunately not.
The rainbow's just missed that field of gold Anne..... Just another few yards!
Nice photo David, I can agree with Gary about the state of our playing areas, ruins of Top Place the large Wigan Iron and Coal Co. Large disused coke ovens that we used as an air raid shelter in the war,Gary your dad and I had a similar working life Horwich Loco, John Pit, Dairy pit, he led me by about eight years.
Love this! The clouds in the left background almost look like snow clad mountains; at least to my old eyes!
Nice peaceful photo David. Would the large house, top centre left of photo, be the rear of Ivy Mount?
After Irene's comment about rainbows the other day I looked it up, apparently rainbows are a complete halo or circle and we only see the top half, on rare occasions the complete halo has and can be seen.
Veronica... maybe the pot of gold is at the other end.
Ken - that was the choice for most men then. Hard work with, if you were lucky, a good comradeship at work. He went to the North Staffs coalfield in 1955 and we returned north in 1958, where he worked for Metal Box in Westhoughton followed by Leyland Motors.
Do you remember the old Calais and California workings down Hall Lane?