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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th October, 2020)

Plane in Dalton


Plane in Dalton
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2020 at 00:09

Very unusual, you don't see many of those lying in the fields these days....

Comment by: Derek Platt on 24th October 2020 at 04:18

Maybe the owner wants it to be a plane field for footy rugby or cricket.

Comment by: DTease on 24th October 2020 at 07:02

What a eyesore that is!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th October 2020 at 07:39

You have the knack of finding eyesores Mick.

Comment by: Dave on 24th October 2020 at 08:24

Should have gone to Specsavers!

Comment by: Beryl on 24th October 2020 at 08:53

That must have been some tricky landing

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th October 2020 at 09:02

Well ah cornt speyk! It puts me in mind of The Houghton Weavers' song, "The Martians Have Landed in Wigan"!

Comment by: Anne on 24th October 2020 at 10:01

Hope the pilots I fly with don't train in that simulator.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 24th October 2020 at 11:15

Anyone remember the Gloster Meteor in the field at Croston?

Comment by: Roy on 24th October 2020 at 11:15

Mick, where is that in Dalton ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th October 2020 at 11:41

I know of the meteorite in Appley Bridge, Neil, in 1914, but haven't heard of one in Croston.

Comment by: PeterP on 24th October 2020 at 11:49

I was down Lees Lane last week and no sign of the cockpit . On your video it is about 3/4 way down the lane near the cottages on the right.

Comment by: Mick on 24th October 2020 at 12:15

Roy its on Lees Lane.
Next spring it will it will be opening up as a beauty parlour called Plain Janes.
The owner told me that they are targeting plain looking women who never get told that they are gorgeous by they Fakebook friends, I said you wont find many of them around will you.
Owner said well if it dos'nt work out we can always keep chicken in it

Comment by: Harry on 24th October 2020 at 13:20

That’s interesting Neil , what’s that story ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th October 2020 at 15:41

Now Mick., what about these ladies? Veronica, Maureen, Irene, Helen, Anne and Elizabeth....all gorgeous! We'll open it as a pie shop instead!

Comment by: DTease on 24th October 2020 at 19:20

One or two dodgy undercarriages there Irene but still a gradely bunch of “High Fliers” nevertheless.

Comment by: Roy on 25th October 2020 at 09:42

IRENE, Neil is talking about the Gloster Meteor which was a plane.
You are talking about the meteorite that fell on Halliwell Farm land in October 1014, 2 different things.

Comment by: Roy on 25th October 2020 at 10:02

As an afterthought Neil / Irene. The Gloster Meteor wasn't the safest plane we have ever built. 890 of them were lost in RAF service, (145 of these occurring in 1953 alone, after the war !!! ) resulting in the deaths of 450 pilots.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th October 2020 at 10:57

We would be too over powering Irene for them - they would run for cover! ;o)

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 25th October 2020 at 11:12

Thanks Roy. I hadn't realised the Gloster was a plane. You're right, Veronica....they'd be overpowered by the Wigan World Women! And I hope you're not suggesting I have a dodgy undercarriage DTease, you little tinker, you!! xxxxxx

Comment by: Anne on 25th October 2020 at 12:50

My undercarriage is in good fettle, I can move like the clappers when required. At least I did the last time I was chased.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th October 2020 at 13:13

As long as our polished outer casing is still in good nick Irene that's all that matters!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 25th October 2020 at 17:23

Harry, it was an all black Meteor just standing in a field. I think it might have been associated with the caravan site in Croston. God knows what happened to it.

Comment by: Harry on 27th October 2020 at 23:09

Thanks Neil , I got all excited thinking it was some astronomical wonderment or a mysterious alien landing . I must be stargazing too much . All the best .

Comment by: PeterP on 3rd November 2020 at 21:02

Plane has been moved further back to the side of the barn

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