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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th July, 2020)

Three ways


Three ways
At Dean Lock near Gathurst a few different ways of transport cross or follow the Douglas Valley. Here we have the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Manchester to Southport railway, and the M6 motorway. Other ways are the canal towpath, River Douglas and public Bridleway.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 16-55mm F/2.8 )
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Comment by: Dave lewis on 9th July 2020 at 00:57

Nice one Dave, never realised that till you snapshot that good pic I've cycled under there for years.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th July 2020 at 07:44

Because we see mostly colour in PAD, a monochrome image looks stunning. Great photo Dave.

Comment by: Mick on 9th July 2020 at 08:06

Gathurst is a lovely area, but your black & white photo makes look like lower ince.
I can see the old rusty bracket, that nobody I speak to knows why it there ,is still in place on the left side of railway bridge stone work

Comment by: Garry on 9th July 2020 at 09:15

B/W is really good when it's done right, this one is perfect in every way. Here all transport modes could be seen a plane, railway, boat , road and bike.

Comment by: Garry on 9th July 2020 at 09:32

Mick that is a really offensive comment to the people of Ince.
I think you should apologise. Why spoil Dave's great photo, you wouldn't like it. I know many good people from Ince.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 9th July 2020 at 10:27

Great photo. Knew it was an' Oy ' before I scrolled down. Ridden past here a few times

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 9th July 2020 at 10:34

Perhaps the horse had gone this way, as well, Garry.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 9th July 2020 at 11:05

Can't make it out Mick - perhaps it's a Flush Bracket.

Comment by: Arthur on 9th July 2020 at 11:09

Mick's at it again.
Dave, your a master and we are very lucky to see your great work on p-a-d.
Thanks.

Comment by: Ann on 9th July 2020 at 11:18

Is that all you can say Mick of this lovely photo.....there's a rusty bracket and nobody knows about it! , give me strength man, how boring is that comment, it's really negative.
Many thanks beautiful photo Dave.

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 9th July 2020 at 11:32

Great photo, despite what negative Mick thinks.

Comment by: Garry on 9th July 2020 at 12:10

Yip Philip I missed the horse, I need a sherry.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 9th July 2020 at 13:04

Thanks Garry. And don't forget to book next May's 'holiday in Jerez' - I believe the place comes alive with the sound of hooves and guzzled sherry.

Comment by: Mick on 9th July 2020 at 15:43

I think you forget I have many friends and relations who live in lower ince who will agree with me

Comment by: wiganer on 9th July 2020 at 19:11

They must be as daft as you then Mick.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 9th July 2020 at 22:43

Mick, cast-iron can rust, so I'm holding on to the possibility that your rusty bracket is a Flush Bracket. Looks like a climbing job.

Comment by: Mick on 9th July 2020 at 23:30

Phil the bracket is very ornate and looks as if its had a something on at one time

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 10th July 2020 at 09:06

Mick, It's sounding more and more like a Flush Bracket - a Bench Mark, if you like.

Comment by: Mick on 11th July 2020 at 14:21

Ive just had a thought that it could have held a bell and rope and when a barge was passing it they could have give it a pull, so as the alert the lock man that they was just around the corner

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