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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 24th May, 2019)


...leading to Westwood Lane.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Janette on 24th May 2019 at 06:36


Comment by: Veronica on 24th May 2019 at 07:57

You wouldn't want to walk down there even in daylight. The graffiti is loathsome to say the least.

Comment by: Joanne on 24th May 2019 at 08:07

The Devil’s Tunnel; I walked through it recently, Mick, and it’s a fantastic structure, albeit a bit grotty but it just needs a clean up.

Comment by: Anne on 24th May 2019 at 08:08

This used to be a short cut from Warrington road to Westwood power station for the power station workers.

Comment by: Mick on 24th May 2019 at 08:27

A lot of broken glass in here so watch out if your on a bike

Comment by: kath on 24th May 2019 at 08:43


Comment by: Mick on 24th May 2019 at 09:56

Joanne it sounds great when a train goes over.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th May 2019 at 09:57

Mindless daubing by mindless yobs, same mindset as the mindless yobs that trashed the model railway exhibition in Stamford.

Comment by: Anne on 24th May 2019 at 11:30

Joanne....Is this the one you mean? I believe there are two Devils tunnels in Ince. One in Lower and one in Higher.

Comment by: Cyril on 24th May 2019 at 12:32

I agree that a lot of graffiti is awful, but some and indeed this you have, somehow, to admire, there is after all quite a lot of skill needed to produce something like this, the person involved should go to art college to learn different techniques and to express their ideas on canvas or other medium rather than a public thoroughfare. It must obviously mean something to the person who did it - though not me, I remember a very colourful street graffiti mural on the entrance archway in the wall of Higham Court in Scholes, though that was demolished some time ago and I doubt any photographs of that now exist.

Comment by: Jonno on 24th May 2019 at 15:15

Sorry Helen I totally disagree with you, SOME graffiti is poor, done by people who haven't a clue, I agree, but as Cyril says a lot of these people are talented. More than likely a lot of them have probably been to art college. I have just returned from a trip abroad and passed through many railway stations,that is where the majority of graffiti is situated, on the approach and departure parts of the stations. Being an ex art student myself I was in awe of some of the displays I saw, they were brilliant. Some sensible cities and towns provide graffiti walls. Philadelphia is the mural capital of the world. Bristol is supposedly the best in the UK, you would expect that though, that's where Banksy's work originated.

Comment by: jj on 24th May 2019 at 17:21

I can smell the wee from here!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 24th May 2019 at 18:43

I, also, agree with Cyril and Jonno..there is wasted talent there. I hope the artist goes far in life.

The scene itself is horrible though, as Janette says.

Comment by: Joanne on 24th May 2019 at 22:23

Hello Anne, yes it’s the tunnel in Lower Ince I mean. I don’t know of one in Higher Ince.

Comment by: Poet on 24th May 2019 at 22:46

The artists that are needed here require whitewash,sweeping brushes and a wheelbarrow.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th May 2019 at 22:59

Talent on show in the wrong places... Would any of you like your house walls daubing with spray paint ?... I know I wouldn't and I love art - being an enthusiastic amateur myself.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 25th May 2019 at 07:16

The Devil's Tunnel in Higher Ince is down the path past Common Nook near Ince park.Remember it well from childhood and being 'dared'to run through.

Comment by: Anne on 25th May 2019 at 10:20

Yes your quite right Elizabeth. As I rememember it was longer and narrower than the LI one. Much more scary.

Comment by: Julie on 25th May 2019 at 21:19

Poet , Am I reading you correctly? For heaven sake don’t jump on the wagon , noise changes things , creativity is the essence of that noise . If you have something,
Better it !,, Your comment is poor according to the vision and quality of your poetry.
Can’t you see this ?

Comment by: Poet on 26th May 2019 at 19:48

Hi Julie, in my view these walls are not blank canvases and that the original tunnel builders creation has been defaced here. A bit more respect should be given to the craftsmen who produced this lovely structure.
Your post was interesting and made think, and as a result I withdraw my comments about the whitewash. Still needs a sweep though.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th May 2019 at 12:34

I imagine the whitewash would look better than the bulbuous signage - nothing original about that, apart from a screaming aggression,which is copied all over the place! Anything to mark their territory to be noticed - animals do that as well.

Comment by: Poet on 28th May 2019 at 23:24

Better the restoration of the original brickwork than puritanical whitewash .

Comment by: Veronica on 29th May 2019 at 00:35

If only .... And that's not going to happen in these cash strapped days. The would be 'artists' would have a lovely time doing it all over again.

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