Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 25th October, 2020)
The authorities should be congratulated for making the Wigan Douglas dam river area from a no go area to a beautiful place to walk and cycle
Still looks like a no-go area to me. I think I'll give it a miss.
Those of us who remember it as it was, would never define that place as it is as beautiful. The overgrown trees hide a wide path where it was pleasant to walk along in Summer. I don't like what looks like concrete paths that surely will crack in time.
It had never been inaccessible before Mick, in all actuality it is by far more inaccessible now, you never before had to negotiate concrete steps or very high concrete kerbs, nor was there ever slippery and trip hazard remains of burnt out plastic wheelie bins as can be seen in the photo forefront. It would have had a far better effect from preventing floods if it had been built at Gathurst!
Dams when the icebergs are melting ,
Polar bears roam lost in the square ,
Heatwaves turn land to deserts ,
Moving the humans elsewhere .
Millions will go on a boat ride ,
Riding the floodwater train ,
Homes they knew underwater ,
No bears just plastics remain.
Too much concrete, too many steps. DTease, this photo reminds me of one that you took, when I saw the couple walking along the path. I was walking along with my husband, son, and our black labrador in Haigh Hall,on a very cold wintery day in Jan, when you took the photo.You called it "No other Love" it is in Album under places.So! Thank you.
I remember that day at Haigh Hall Edna, we must have been the only people there!
It was cold, bitterly cold, the kind of cold that bites at your ears and nose but the scenery around the Hall made it worth the effort. If you don’t wrap up and get out there you don’t see it.
"It would have had a far better effect from preventing floods if it had been built at Gathurst" says Cyril.
But that's a ridiculous comment, seeing as the dam was constructed up-stream of Wigan in order to stop flooding in Wigan and the immediate outskirts.
Putting the dam down-stream of Wigan would add to the flooding problems at the Poolstock and Newtown area. Asda would simply float away.
You are so right DTease.That was one of our favourite walks, as well as up Rivington.We have been up there knee deep in snow...You were right "No other love" We were childhood sweethearts.
I can vouch for that Edna - You were both in 'our' gang...xx
I know Veronica, were did 50 odd years go.I ask myself Unbelievable!!!
More like 60 years Edna. If only we could go back and do it all again..
I wouldn't change a thing Veronica. Yes it is 60 yrs.Giving our age away now!! xx