Photo-a-Day (Monday, 2nd November, 2020)
Autumn at Haigh
Another uplifting photo, jusr beautiful. Thanks Dave.
Beautiful. I love the sunlight through the trees.
Instantly recogniseable as an "Oy". Nice picture Dave
Another 'parting gift' ... Grimm's fairy tales come to mind.
Beautiful and Brooding..
Another lovely Autumn light photo
Absolutely beautiful Dave.
I am new to this web sight and I would like to ask all the old Incer’s if they know about a woman from Ince called Louisa Merryfield who was hanged for murder in 1953 she was born and bred in Ince.I have used the site because I know you use it everyday hope to get a response soon kind regards Jean.
Louisa Merryfield was housekeeper for an old woman who lived in a bungalow near Blackpool. Louisa poisoned the woman and got posession of the bungalow.
Strangely, after Louisa was hanged her husband became the owner of the bungalow.
You can capture Nature with a lens ,
Or even write like this with a pen.
But Nature it is moving , changing and eluding , with traits to make imagination want to fly ...
I had heard the Louisa Merryfield story but didn't know she came from Ince! I am from Ince, Jean. Welcome to Wigan World.
Louisa's maiden name was Louisa May Highway. In 1911 she was living at 13 Farmer St, Ince aged 4yrs. Her father was Job Highway.
Brilliant picture Dave. You should do a calendar.
I watched a documentary type programme called Murder by the Sea about this woman,it was very interesting.When used to Blackpool illuminations on the coach I recall someone pointing out a house that was something to do with a murder ,not sure it was this murder
Almost looks like a painting not a photograph, I have noticed recently that a lot of photos in my railway magazine are looking like oi paintings too. I wonder if it is something to do with the printing method or have my old eyes gone artistic.??
That should have said 'oil' not oi or oy. :)
Jean - info given above re Louisa May Merrifield is accurate. Her father was a coalminer.
She was executed by Albert Pierrepoint at HMP Strangeways, Manchester, 18/9/1953 assisted by Robert Leslie "Jock" Stewart.
Pierrepoint died10/7/1992 at a Southport nursing home, aged 87.
Stewart emigrated to South Africa and died there in 1989, aged 71. The last executions in Britain occurred on 13/8/64, two men, for the same crime and Jock Stewart was one of the executioners, dispatching Peter Allen at HMP Liverpool.
What a stunningly beautiful photo Dave, as was yesterday's. I love the starlight on the tree and so many colours to take in Nature is wonderful. This site is fab it's good to see all around Wigan thank you.
Gill, you've just said what I was thinking, the sun is like a star through the trees.Its a beautiful photo.Thanks Dave.
Thanks folks :)