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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 18th July, 2020)

Windy Arbour Stocks

Windy Arbour Stocks

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Arthur on 18th July 2020 at 05:36

They should bring them back and stick the yobs in them.

Comment by: DTease on 18th July 2020 at 07:54

That’s a bulbous seat you’ve got there Mick, definitely built for comfort that is.

Comment by: PeterP on 18th July 2020 at 08:48

Why spoil a shot of the stocks with your bike?

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th July 2020 at 09:16

I never knew the stocks were there. How old are they please? Does anyone know?

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 18th July 2020 at 09:23

Mick, whatever has the bike done wrong to deserve time in the stocks. Maybe Mick, the bike deals in Stocks & Shares. Good one Mick.

Comment by: Wiganer on 18th July 2020 at 09:28

I was thinking that Peter P, but it's all about him isn't it.

Comment by: Mick on 18th July 2020 at 10:09

PeterP because its top of the range, a Rolls Royce of push bikes.
PeterP I thought you would have been complaining about the weeds Wigan council havent cleaned up.
In fact you and your missis could nip up there and do a bit of weeding, the fresh air will do you good.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th July 2020 at 10:40

I wonder if it was named Windy Arbour because it blew a gale up the backsides of the victims in the stocks!

Comment by: Mick on 18th July 2020 at 10:51

A lady friend as just emailed me, saying if those Stocks were in Shevy, Parbold or Apple Bridge, there would be a group set up, called Friends of the Stocks who would keep the cobbles weed free, maybe put a few flowers tubs as well.

Comment by: Beryl on 18th July 2020 at 10:57

Walt I was thinking just the same, how long did it get I wonder

Comment by: Pat McC on 18th July 2020 at 11:44

Lovely photo Mick. It's very deceiving though; it appears to be a quiet country road, but pulling out of Pemberton Road to get onto this road which runs down to Orrell, is difficult to say the least - the traffic is heavy and you need your wits about you. End of the traffic report! ????

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 18th July 2020 at 11:53

A nice photo with a Bartholomew feel, about it, Mick. And these stocks: They're at the point at which I used to 'take five' with my bog standard British Storm Eagle alongside. The bike has a front buckled wheel now, and cries beyond the three-hundred yards of the pharmacy's round journey. The road going left to right, behind you, so to speak, is known as 'the two-mile straight, and was the venue for that thunderous duel between GW and The Rocker from Repsol in October 2017 and when both riders answered to Ozy's demanding flag - the duel is described in Item 29779. Your bike looks nice and clean.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th July 2020 at 12:17

Veronica, your comment really made me laugh! Brilliant! xxxxx

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 18th July 2020 at 12:56

It that an electric bike ?
I don't think that would give you much exercise, even if you rode around on it all day..interesting pic ...of the stocks, not the bike !

Comment by: Cyril on 18th July 2020 at 13:22

Irene info on the stocks here: A set of stocks at Windy Arbour, Billinge. The originals were centuries old, but this is a reproduction built by my Grandfather, about 70-80 years ago. Copied from here: https://www.trover.com/d/FfTl-winstanley-orrell-england

DTease, those are the saddles which naked cyclists have fitted, see the one in the background of PaD 17/07/20, they don't cause a chafed undercarriage like as the normal saddles do.

Mick, did you call in at Anita's for a Sherry.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th July 2020 at 16:23

Thankyou Cyril.

Comment by: Arthur on 18th July 2020 at 16:26

The bike looks like a girls frame.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 18th July 2020 at 17:26

Is it still a Push Bike if there's a motor on it?

Comment by: Mick on 18th July 2020 at 17:38

Cyril I dont know her address, do you know it.

Comment by: Mick on 18th July 2020 at 17:48

Arthur they are not called girls frames anymore, they are called step through frames and are easier to get off and on.
But mine is not a step through its called a mens comfort frame, with sit up up and beg handle bars
Yes you are correct again Helen, it dosent give much exercise, but its good for arthritis knees because it keeps them moving and you cany beat the fresh countryside air that you get.

Comment by: DTease on 18th July 2020 at 20:15

One state of the art Rolls Royce two wheeled conveyance with specially designed geriatric comfort frame. Made for the convenience of gentlemen with arthritic knees and sporting a bulbous seat. Complete with sit up in bed handlebars.
HURRY! First to see will buy!

Comment by: Veronica on 18th July 2020 at 20:45

Extra's include a bum bag, with a free bike pump thrown in as a gesture of good will.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th July 2020 at 17:44

I don't know the house number Mick, I've only ever been there once, with Bert I think it was when he was dropping something off, all I remember it was across the way from the large ice age boulder, if that is still there.

When Pemberton Road won the North West Tonight best neighbourhood competition recently I didn't recognise anyone that was featured within the report, if that was the part of the road in which she lives that is.

Comment by: Mick on 19th July 2020 at 18:53

Cyril I always thought she live on the new streets off Pemberton road, like Merton road, but Im the same Ive never been there.

Comment by: Cyril on 20th July 2020 at 15:40

Mick, I've looked in the phone book and on Google and it's practically opposite that boulder and Springpool.

Comment by: Mick on 20th July 2020 at 22:41

Thanks Cyril I will look out for that boulder next time Im up that way

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