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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 20th February, 2020)

Shevington Village

Shevington Village

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Mick on 20th February 2020 at 08:05

Shevy a posh area of Wigan, funny this photo is PAD today because Lisa Nandy as just been on Good Morning Britain talking about the Shevington High School.
Lisa came over very well and mention Wigan loads of times

Comment by: Johnny on 20th February 2020 at 09:04

I imagine she mentioned the down-side of Shevvy High School :-(

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2020 at 09:40

Strange - I always considered Wigan Lane area , including all the streets around there e.g Dicconson Street and Swinley and up towards Standish the truly posh areas! Mainly because in my childlike way the streets were lined with trees and more importantly the best built houses I have ever seen...buildings still there to this day...some sadly neglected. You were 'somebody' if you lived in those areas. UpHolland was 'another
country' and Shevington was almost unheard of, to me anyway...

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 20th February 2020 at 11:02

Ah yes, Shevington High, or Shevington County Comp as it was back in the day.
The sign outside today says ' A beacon of Excellence'. It was a beacon back then too as it always seemed to be on fire :) Rum times

Comment by: Ivor on 20th February 2020 at 14:32

Home of at least one village idiot.

Comment by: Alan on 20th February 2020 at 16:36

Shevington looks nothing special.

Comment by: Arthur on 20th February 2020 at 17:20

Appley Bridge much better area than Shevington, but that's only my opinion.

Comment by: Janine on 20th February 2020 at 17:42

That's because it isn't anything special.

Comment by: Philip G. on 20th February 2020 at 19:12

There was 'something about' Shevvy, which caused my brief concern, that day.
Its paths were footstep free, cold, tired and, as the silent road beside them had slept, sped my useless march on those who never came.
Then, through the open gate I saw the lady there, of aged glow, and by her gentle 'tucks' and caring way, giving much for all to English rose aspire - what e'er their trodden ways.

Comment by: Ron Howarth on 20th February 2020 at 19:28

I think some of you are living in the past. Shevington High School is now a very good school.

Comment by: Lynne on 20th February 2020 at 20:33

Nothing wrong with Shevington.. but If you consider Shevington to be posh, Mick...what must it be like where you live?!

Comment by: Tom on 20th February 2020 at 21:39

Nandy does not like the royal family

Comment by: Xpat on 21st February 2020 at 16:43

Hi Phillip, that could well be by Edgar Allan Poe, a favourite of mine , with its feel , texture and wording .
Sadly , in this modern world , which flies ahead at pace, you have to seek out pause in thought, deed and reflection. Your piece has all three. More please Phil. Others might not need it , and good luck to them , but I look for pieces like yours . They keep me sane and grounded ....

Comment by: Peter Schofield on 21st February 2020 at 16:52

I was born in Parbold but brought up in St.Anne's Drive and Inward Drive on the council estate in Shevington
between 1953 to 1967 and actually watched it being built and am am proud to be a Shevvyite even after all of these years

Comment by: Philip G. on 21st February 2020 at 18:25

Tap-Tap, Xpat. Thanks for your kind words regarding my poem. And I hope that you'll continue to gain 'mild' fortification (Your writings on here tell of a doughty soul.) from others of mine which I might later choose to send. Take care.

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