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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 10th September, 2018)


Forge Street, Ince.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Wiggin Lad on 10th September 2018 at 06:39

Mick, having always looked forward to your contributions to P-a-D I was wondering if its time for you to take a break. Of recent I feel that your pics have become some what boring, the times we are going through just now are sad enough - so please, will you pick more uplifting subjects and give everyone something to smile about. Unlike you, I have no talent for camera work so, I'm not knocking the quality of the pics but rather the contents. Come on Mick, find some more pleasant sites, Ta Matey !

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th September 2018 at 08:13

Growing up in Higher Ince as I did, this was a familiar sight from the 'bus going into Wigan. It is SUCH a long street!

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th September 2018 at 10:26

I have to agree with Wiggin Lad. The subjects are drab and we could do with a bit of Autumn sunshine and something to lift the spirits.

Comment by: DTease on 10th September 2018 at 11:05

All in all it's just another brick in a wall.

Comment by: DTease on 10th September 2018 at 13:16

Surely, a good picture is about what is IN that picture? This is just a picture of a brick wall, which provides little of interest for anyone to comment about. And yet when people do try to find away of expressing their thoughts on the subject, maybe by adding a little humour or poetry they are accused of being self centered and self indulgent.
There is no surer way of putting people off commenting than by trying to tell them what they can and can't say and how they must say it.

Comment by: Mick on 10th September 2018 at 14:44

I bet there was lots of forging going in that place, stuff forged in Ince Wigan that was shipped around the world, when industry was revoluting

Irene it would look a lot more drab viewed from the top deck of a double decker bus on a gloomy rainy day

Comment by: From Where on 10th September 2018 at 17:51

A double decker bus ,
when smoke was filled ,
packed near Woolies , rain and chilled
I can’t break this wall built and strong
Shame my Wollies was short not long .

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 11th September 2018 at 00:27

Yes, it's a brick wall, and yes, it could legitimately be perceived as being boring.
The reason being is the fact that it's familiar and can be seen any day of the week. In 25 years time however, when the area has been redeveloped and the wall no longer exists, the photograph may suddenly become extremely interesting. It may well turn out to be the only photograph in existence of this wall in fact, and people will be flocking from all over to see it on WW. Assuming this site still exists a quarter of a century hence of course.
What Mick Byrne is currently doing is what we all should possibly have been doing thirty or forty years or more ago. That is, taking photographs of boring everyday objects.....piles of horse muck excepted....
Many of the photos on the album would probably have been described as being boring had they been published on the day that they were taken.

What I'm trying to say is, most photographs only begin to become interesting when they're 20 or 30 years old. So how about giving the bloke a break?
By the way Mick, I like that word ' revoluting ', I'll try to slip it into conversation at some point, as in...." I changed my socks this morning for the first time in three weeks, they were absolutely revoluting ".

Cheers. Ozy.

Comment by: Mick on 11th September 2018 at 12:31

Very well said Ozy, I think some folk only comment to get some attention.
And some folk only comment because there rejected leaders tell them to.
When I took the photo they where knocking down the Bulldog tool factory thats next door

Comment by: Moaning Micky on 11th September 2018 at 15:48

oh shut up Mick, always the poor victim, but the most obnoxious prevocative individual on here, if you can't stand the heat get out the kitchen. p.s. (their not there)

Comment by: Alan on 11th September 2018 at 17:51

The photo's much better than HGV Diesel fumes.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th September 2018 at 20:16

I can see Ozy's point. My friend of many years, Geoff Shryhane of The Wigan Observer, made a film of the last days of the old Market Hall just days before its demolition, interviewing the stall-holders and the customers. I bought a copy but it didn't mean much, because I had only shopped in there a few weeks before the video was for sale; I had only recently shopped there and seen those stalls. Bit oh! how wonderful it is to see it NOW, 30 years on! I have it on dvd now. I don't comment on here to get attention, Mick, and always try to give fair comment.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th September 2018 at 09:07

I was talking to Geoff last year,he said " Don't you think Wigan is looking great with the new centre" I just said I'm sorry Geoff but I do not like the modern buildings one bit,he was surprised,....Id give anything to see a few old buildings instead of characterless boxes.

Comment by: DTease on 12th September 2018 at 09:43

That’s a daunting prospect for the future Ozy. Will TV be so bad in 25 years that people will be flocking to WW to look at a photo of a brick wall? At least you could give them a choice, brick wall or horse muck!
It may end up a close run thing but I reckon, if put against the wall the horse muck would win.
In fact, if Mick had put some horse muck against his wall before he took the photo maybe he’s photo would have been a winner.

Comment by: Mick on 12th September 2018 at 10:39

Last time I spoke to Geoff was at this years Shevy Fete

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th September 2018 at 11:01

Agreed, Maureen. They look like a three-year old has made them from Lego! Happy Birthday! xx.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 12th September 2018 at 12:29

I'm glad you brought up the subject of TV DTease, what with the garbage that we're encouraged to believe passes as entertainment,.. Celebrity This, That and T'other,..Love Island,...Meet the Soddin' Kardashians,...Bake offs,...Cook offs,...Dance offs,....Jeremy Kyle,...TOWEY,...and Real Housewives of Bloody Cheshire, just to mention a small percentage of the toss that makes up Freeview's format, staring at a blank wall became my preferred choice of viewing long ago. No need to wait 25 years.
And have you heard the latest?.... Starting soon, they're going to be showing re-runs of my all time favourite ' Love Boat '.... Well whoop-de-flippin'-hoo!...Roger Melley came up with better ideas for programmes than this bunch of morons.... ( I wonder if the collective noun for morons is ' bunch '?... I'll look it up later. )
Anyway, for now, I'd like you to promise me that you'll call round and switch off my life support system before they screen the first episode.
The Whizzer.

Comment by: DTease on 12th September 2018 at 15:36

Whizzer, I'll switch your life support off if you'll switch mine off at the same time.
But, before I go I want the chance to tell the BBC that...
I don't like doing cooking, I don't like watching cooking and, if it wasn't for the fact that darker forces here sometimes take control of the Swopper I wouldn't have it on my Telly.

And, while I'm at it I don't like Dancing either. I don't dance, I can't dance and I don't want to watch other people making fools of themselves. I would much rather stand at the Bar and be a fool there. Mind you, as I recall the beer in that Tower Ballroom in Blackpool would have been put to better use for washing the pots in after all that bl--dy cooking.

Let me know when Love Boat starts Whizzer and I'll be round to see you


P.S. They won't have Dave on the other side will they?

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 12th September 2018 at 18:39

Ah!, so it's known as ' The Swopper ' at Tease Towers is it DTease ?. Here at Whizzer Mansions, the staff prefer to call it
' t'ditt-ter ' with the emphasis on the middle three tees. I wonder how many other variations there are for the name of the t.v. remote? In particular, I wonder what the hoi palloi from Howfen call the thing when they return home after a hard day sawing the yeds off ensnared bovines and commence searching for the damn thing down the back of the settee?
Answers on a postcard.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th September 2018 at 20:08

Reading the comments between you two beats the rubbish that's on the telly any day.....brilliant laugh, Gentlemen! xx

Comment by: Maureen on 12th September 2018 at 21:35

Irene I'll second that.

Comment by: DTease on 13th September 2018 at 00:44

Whizzer, maybe in Howfen they hide the damned Swopper up the back of their bovines and when they lose it up the rear end they cut the poor creatures head off to see if they can find it at that end.
Sounds a bit far fetched I know but stranger things have happened in Howfen.

Comment by: annspam on 13th September 2018 at 08:54

The person took time to take photo maybe he is trying to say they dont build them like this anymore all cheap bricks materials that dont last

Comment by: Veronica on 15th September 2018 at 15:22

How many generations of children have played against that wall? We used to do handstands, played two ball,leaned on them, climbed up the spouts and chalked on them and climbed over them. It looks as if the downspouts have been covered as a deterrent to kids squirming up them. There was also a saying I recall, that when someone had given up on life they had 'turned to the wall'. There's more to a 'brick wall' than meets the eye....

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