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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020)

Pier No4


Pier No4
The former "Way We Were" buildings under restoration/conversion 17th September 2020.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 24-70mm F/2.8 VR)
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Comment by: Mick on 22nd September 2020 at 07:19

Once they finished doing the restoring, lets hope that they removed those old fashioned cobbles on the tow path and lay some tar mac

Comment by: Roy on 22nd September 2020 at 10:32

Sorry Mick I can't agree with you, cobble stones are part and parcel of the area, it wouldn't be the same with the coal tipper surrounded by Tarmac, I suspect you're thinking about 'people' who ride bikes along the canal towpath !!!!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 22nd September 2020 at 12:55

I agree Roy only cobbles will do.....tarmac indeed !

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd September 2020 at 14:15

Aye, setts rule! Cyclists don't like them because they turn their bike saddles into pile drivers.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd September 2020 at 15:01

If the cobbles weren't already there - it wouldn't be any use laying tarmac! What a wonderful structure underneath.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd September 2020 at 15:05

The cobble stones along that stretch are in a very bad way, there's pot holes and its very uneven not just for bikes but also for walkers.
The cobbles at Trenchefield mill are OK after being relayed a few years ago and so are the ones on and under the bridge, what they could do is just re do the cobbles on the hump at tippler and tar mac or block pave the rest,.
Theirs going to be a lot more people walking down there with fancy high heeled shoes on when the old ambulance station land gets developed

Comment by: Arthur on 22nd September 2020 at 16:34

Mick you talk cobbler.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 22nd September 2020 at 18:00

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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 22nd September 2020 at 20:32

Rubbish Mick, what woman interested in canals & such like would walk down there in high heeled shoes !!

Comment by: Xpat on 22nd September 2020 at 21:36

Marina probably would Helen..

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd September 2020 at 22:13

Well said, Helen.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd September 2020 at 22:23

Helen of Troy the new developments going to be a theater and restaurant so yes plenty of upper class high heeled women will be using tow path

Comment by: Gary on 22nd September 2020 at 22:43

Mick - theater or restaurant. Unlikely in 2021 and dependent on a vaccine.
First rule of holes - when in one, stop digging.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd September 2020 at 23:09

If the cobbles could stand clogs in the olden days, I'm sure they could stand the high heels of today. It would be just unfortunate for the wearers if they got the heels fast. They will just have to look where they're going and not wear stilettos!!

Comment by: Mick on 23rd September 2020 at 07:02

Veronica you people who dont get out much have no idea of what is going on out there.
The fancy boat tea room that was at Dean locks in Gathurst closed last year, because the well heeled Wigan women who do lunch got sick of stumbling down the canal bank to it

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd September 2020 at 07:41

Quite right Veronica, high heeled females would have to watch what they were doing !

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