Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 14th January, 2021)
Winter on Billinge Hill
Is that the TARDIS ??.
That one shold be in the 'Photos of St.Helens' section.
You've got an eye for a great photo Dave, love B/W photos.
Yet another fantastic image. Black & white is certainly a more interesting medium. We are bombarded with colour these days so we have become 'used ' to it. Thanks for showing us a different aspect Dave.
Great photo of a much loved childhood venue.
Must be good exercise walking up there, no doubt out of puff when the top is reached... but a grand view all the same
It reminds me of the photos when they walked on the moon! I agree with Helen of Troy about the black and white photos. I love the sunburst.
I like the silhouette of the woman on the far left who is wearing a Micky Mouse bob cap.
Plenty of black people there.
A lovely shot..hubby and myself walked up there about ten years ago, I felt like I needed gas and air by the time we got to the top..the sun looks like a guiding star,just beautiful.
There's something quite ethereal about this photo . The silhouette figures look like they're being drawn by some irresistible force . Like ancient sun worshippers .
It does have a resemblance of the moon,Irene.It also reminds me of our walks up Rivington.Very good photo.
It does look a bit like the climbers are having a 'solstice' moment! As Poet suggests...
Perhaps Dave '0y' was drawn to it as well capturing the moment! It's staggering in more ways than one.
Who needs to travel to the lakes when we have views like this and other PAD over the last few weeks to admire
Dave (Oy), don't you realise there's a lockdown in place at the moment. The rules say "exercise in your local area" and "with one other".
Firstly, you've travelled into a different borough, in another county, and there's clearly a group forming there.
You should be fined £200 each (and you can supply the photographic evidence)
James Hanson your pathetic sad man.
Show some respect for god's sake.
I totally agree with James Hanson. I expect they wouldn't have that attitude if one of their own family caught Covid and became critically ill. What part of "stay at home" don't they understand?
You should be ashamed of yourself abusing James Hanson in that way. After all - he is right. if just one person becomes ill due to one of those selfish people visiting Billinge Hill, they should have the book thrown at them. It is you who needs to show some respect for others, Arthur.
I'm with Arthur, because I understood that we were allowed to go out for an hour's walk in the fresh air every day during lockdown? Those people appear to be in family groups, where they are allowed to be, with space between the other family groups. Heavens above, we have to live! We need a bit of exercise and fresh air! And who's to say they're not wearing masks? We can't tell that from the photo.
How do we know they don't live within the area? It's not exactly a multitude up there. How do we know Dave Oy didn't take the photo with a long lens?
If walking for exercise you cannot help but pass people - even giving a wide berth.
Oh, James, you can't go speaking like that to God. Dave (OY) God. You tell him Arthur. Ha Ha.
I agree with James and, Irene Roberts, you should get to know the rules you refer to. You can exercise for as long as you want to, so long as you are with oneother person, not from your household, and in your locality. Your locality should be taken as your local authority area.
Billinge Hill is out of Wigan local authority area and is also out of Wigan borough residents area too.
Like James said, it's in a different borough and a different county. It's out of bounds to us Wiganers (well, I live in Orrell but I come under Wigan council).
How do you know that Dave Oy wasn't on business -he may have a very valid reason for being where he was. I dare say he has to earn a living. Travelling to work is allowed. People are so ready to judge when they don't know the circumstances.
James Hanson is not talking about other people, he's singled out Dave Oy for traveling around the Wigan area taking photos for p.a.d. The people you see in the photo could live in that area.
I've had loads of arguments about which town or borough people live, I always say to them who ever empties your bins ie, if the refuse truck is from Wigan Council and you live in Tyldesley, then you live in Wigan borough.
Ronny, he is only right in you opinion, but not in mine.
I hope with all my heart that photo-a-day is not going to go the way of the message-boards on Communicate which used to be interesting but were ruined by a few people deliberately out to cause trouble. If you're not happy with a photo, so be it, but keep it to yourself. There is no need for nastiness. The photographer each day, whoever he or she is, has taken the trouble to bring us a bit of cheer in these terrible days.
My relative lives a scant half mile from Billinge Hill. Wigan Council empty his bins.
Surely he is allowed to take his daily exercise around his local beauty spot.
Irene I'll take you word about message_ Boards I've never been on it. Lets all stays friends, we need it with whats going on in the world. Ie Coronavirus. I need a sherry.
Well said Irene, I used to love the Communicate section but because I was constantly under attack from some of them my family suggested I leave, so I asked Brian to make me Inactive.
What I cant understand is all the trouble is being caused by one multi named member, and some other members who you would think they knew better stick up for him, like him in Canada and the silly bugger on the bike, and the WWWW groups
Thanks for going out and about Dave and others for posting some cracking photos on here, keep them coming and ignore those contrary comments!
Here, here Mick, the klatch are just like a pack of laughing Hyenas in that when one goes in for an attack; they then all have to join in with their vituperative remarks.
If Communicate ever did go back to how it once was I would then consider re-joining.
The rules are VERY clear but people still choose to ignore them. Going out for exercise is fine as long as it's is done CLOSE to home. It is an offence to travel out of the area you reside in order to exercise. Unless people start to use more common-sense the virus will NOT be beaten and thousands more will end up severely ill - or worse. The "I'm all right, Jack" attitude to Covid19 has to stop.
Those who condemn people for offering their opinions, whether they disagree with your own or seem wrong in other ways... Consider this... wars were fought in order to allow ANYONE to exercise "Freedom of speech" In a democratic society nothing is more important. Control of freedom of speech will spell the end of democracy and the end of websites like Wiganworld.