Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 24th October, 2020)
Plane in Dalton
Very unusual, you don't see many of those lying in the fields these days....
Maybe the owner wants it to be a plane field for footy rugby or cricket.
What a eyesore that is!
You have the knack of finding eyesores Mick.
Should have gone to Specsavers!
That must have been some tricky landing
Well ah cornt speyk! It puts me in mind of The Houghton Weavers' song, "The Martians Have Landed in Wigan"!
Hope the pilots I fly with don't train in that simulator.
Anyone remember the Gloster Meteor in the field at Croston?
Mick, where is that in Dalton ?
I know of the meteorite in Appley Bridge, Neil, in 1914, but haven't heard of one in Croston.
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.
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
That’s interesting Neil , what’s that story ?
Now Mick., what about these ladies? Veronica, Maureen, Irene, Helen, Anne and Elizabeth....all gorgeous! We'll open it as a pie shop instead!
One or two dodgy undercarriages there Irene but still a gradely bunch of “High Fliers” nevertheless.
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.
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.
We would be too over powering Irene for them - they would run for cover! ;o)
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
My undercarriage is in good fettle, I can move like the clappers when required. At least I did the last time I was chased.
As long as our polished outer casing is still in good nick Irene that's all that matters!
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.
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 .
Plane has been moved further back to the side of the barn