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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 16th October, 2020)


This tree is half way between Pendlebury Lane Bridge and Senacre Lane Bridge on the opposite side of the canal from the towpath. Why would anyone go to all that trouble just to nail that face there, does it have some special meaning?

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
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Comment by: Mick on 16th October 2020 at 08:07

Its bird poop thats formed a pattern.
Maybe theres been a nest up in the tree or it could be a spot that an Owl sits pooing every night while waiting to catch its evening meal.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 16th October 2020 at 08:11

Let's FACE it Dennis, some folks do the strangest things. Is it owt to do with Halloween I'm thinking.
Like the pic by the way.

Comment by: Alan on 16th October 2020 at 08:21

Trouble?? it's just a nail.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 16th October 2020 at 08:36

Looks like they could be trialing a new " Please don't film me Mick " signage. If sucessful, to be rolled out across the town :) Good photo Dennis

Comment by: Veronica on 16th October 2020 at 09:57

I agree it's that daft time of the year coming up... Halloween. Another over indulged export from America ....I don't recall celebrating this when I was growing up..

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 16th October 2020 at 10:20

Alan, there is nothing there but fields and a few trees. Why would you cart your hammer and face all the way out there?

Comment by: Poet on 16th October 2020 at 11:35

And why would they nail that black pudding up there as well ? Shades of the Wicker Man over in Haigh Dennis ? Keep to the towpath lads , keep to the towpath .

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 16th October 2020 at 12:07

Are there moonlight rituals being observed out there Poet? Are there nubile young ladies dancing by the light of the moon? Is the “Unholy one” holding court by the side of the Cut? Is he preparing for Halloween? Or is it just the cheese butty I had for mi supper last neet?

Comment by: Alan on 16th October 2020 at 12:09

A small nail and a brick will do.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 16th October 2020 at 13:27

Veronica, we didnt do all this Pumpkin & Trick or Treat nonsense either but I do remember we ' bobbed ' for apples floating in water & used to have a string with apples hanging from it & you had to try & get a bite of an apple with your hands behind your back, or trying to peel an apple without breaking the curly peel. All harmless fun which must have had origins in history.

Comment by: TommyT on 16th October 2020 at 14:27

It just MIGHT be that someone's ashes are scattered under the tree.

Comment by: Julie on 16th October 2020 at 16:38

I know Veronica,you are right,it was just Bonfire Night we celebrated.Mind you,nobody in America is making us copy their festivities !

Comment by: Rev David Long on 16th October 2020 at 16:47

It would be an appropriate tree for that, TommyT - it looks like an ash which has yet to succumb to dieback disease.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th October 2020 at 19:09

All I know about Halloween was that it was termed as " All Souls Day" and we went to church, All Saints followed and the same again -we went to church. America seem to celebrate much more than we do - 'Thanksgiving ' , not sure about Groundhog Day - that may have been a film!

Comment by: Broady on 16th October 2020 at 20:59

Halloween originated in Ireland a long while ago. It was taken to the USA by Irish immigrants at the time of the potato famine. Full details are on Google.

Comment by: Edna on 16th October 2020 at 21:22

Maybe its there especially for pad.

Comment by: Arthur on 16th October 2020 at 21:40

At least it's not two faced.

Comment by: Nick on 22nd October 2020 at 13:52

Right so now the trees are wearing masks too!

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