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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 14th January, 2021)

Winter on Billinge Hill

Winter on Billinge Hill
From a walk from Orrell Water Park on January 9th 2021

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X100F)
Views: 2,105

Comment by: peebee on 14th January 2021 at 00:55

Is that the TARDIS ??.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 14th January 2021 at 01:25

That one shold be in the 'Photos of St.Helens' section.

Comment by: Garry on 14th January 2021 at 04:47

You've got an eye for a great photo Dave, love B/W photos.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th January 2021 at 07:36

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.

Comment by: Helen B on 14th January 2021 at 09:12

Great photo of a much loved childhood venue.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th January 2021 at 09:43

Must be good exercise walking up there, no doubt out of puff when the top is reached... but a grand view all the same

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 14th January 2021 at 09:51

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.

Comment by: Mick on 14th January 2021 at 10:41

I like the silhouette of the woman on the far left who is wearing a Micky Mouse bob cap.

Comment by: Tommy T on 14th January 2021 at 10:46

Plenty of black people there.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th January 2021 at 10:47

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.

Comment by: Poet on 14th January 2021 at 10:59

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 .

Comment by: Edna on 14th January 2021 at 11:18

It does have a resemblance of the moon,Irene.It also reminds me of our walks up Rivington.Very good photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th January 2021 at 11:50

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.

Comment by: PeterP on 14th January 2021 at 13:14

Who needs to travel to the lakes when we have views like this and other PAD over the last few weeks to admire

Comment by: James Hanson on 14th January 2021 at 17:29

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)

Comment by: Arthur on 14th January 2021 at 19:04

James Hanson your pathetic sad man.
Show some respect for god's sake.

Comment by: Lynne on 14th January 2021 at 21:00

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?

Comment by: Ronny on 14th January 2021 at 21:05

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.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 14th January 2021 at 22:00

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th January 2021 at 22:12

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.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 14th January 2021 at 23:43

Oh, James, you can't go speaking like that to God. Dave (OY) God. You tell him Arthur. Ha Ha.

Comment by: John Noakes on 14th January 2021 at 23:53

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).

Comment by: Veronica on 15th January 2021 at 00:24

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.

Comment by: Arthur on 15th January 2021 at 04:22

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.

Comment by: Wiganer on 15th January 2021 at 07:13

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.

Comment by: Arthur on 15th January 2021 at 08:04

Ronny, he is only right in you opinion, but not in mine.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th January 2021 at 09:06

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.

Comment by: Helen B on 15th January 2021 at 09:42

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.

Comment by: Garry on 15th January 2021 at 10:27

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.

Comment by: Mick on 15th January 2021 at 10:41

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

Comment by: Cyril on 15th January 2021 at 15:00

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.

Comment by: Richard on 17th January 2021 at 12:05

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.

Comment by: David Halliwell on 17th January 2021 at 12:13

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.

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