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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 29th December, 2018)

New Uplighters...

New Uplighters...
...being installed in the grounds of Wigan Parish Church.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: kath on 29th December 2018 at 08:17

what a beautiful tree

Comment by: Ken R on 29th December 2018 at 17:31

A cool and damp photo Mick. But what are "Uplighters". Is this a new word?

Comment by: angela on 29th December 2018 at 19:46

Lights that shine upwards.

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th December 2018 at 20:20

I think they're the flat round discs in the ground around the tree, Ken R, and will light up at dusk, shining up into the tree. I am no electrician......just a guess. xx

Comment by: Julie on 29th December 2018 at 22:34


Comment by: Garry on 30th December 2018 at 10:11

Julie, Happy new year x.
I'll go for ground lights, different colours.

Comment by: Philip G. on 30th December 2018 at 13:27

Your mention of 'the tradesman' in your kind and sensible reply to Ken's query reminded me of the occasion when the lights at Birmingham City's? ground had failed. The reporter sitting beside Alf Ramsey ('he was known for his short replies, and not just for '66') enquired as to how long it would take to repair the lights, to which Ramsey replied " I'm not an electrician." And That was That. Uplighters? though. I'm going for The Blossom Footlights, as it would sound more inviting to those seeking directions to the said display . . . I guess. Regards.

Comment by: Julie on 30th December 2018 at 13:30


Comment by: Neil Cain on 30th December 2018 at 17:02

Wonder if that is the plague burial pit and if they know?

Comment by: Alan on 30th December 2018 at 19:09


Comment by: Ken R on 31st December 2018 at 01:40

"Uplighters" In the war we had lights that shone up but they were called searchlights. Is there some secret code going around -Garry---Garry---Garry???

Comment by: Veronica on 31st December 2018 at 13:01

They must be in love Ken!

Comment by: Lynne on 1st January 2019 at 11:42

Who pays the electricity bill?

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 14th January 2019 at 02:36

Just another way of lighting up the sky so we can't see the stars.

Comment by: Sam h on 16th January 2019 at 23:47

Our streets around Wigan are as dark as the last war ,they say it's to be more econnomical but then low and behold we then see the money we save on or streets of dark and gloom being spent on useless rubish like these , who's bright idea was this.

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