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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 15th January, 2021)


Taken a few days ago.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,216

Comment by: Veronica on 15th January 2021 at 00:27

I have to admit that is a very good picture. Only for the cars it's as if time has stood still.
I like the mist and murkiness of it.

Comment by: rainh on 15th January 2021 at 01:20

Mists are delightful,
when you're cosy in bed.
Grey water charcoal or marks with a lead,
All come together as you sketch warm as toast,
Coals on the snow side , not like my fire roast.
Freeze through the Winter,
and watch how it glooms,
and wait for the sunshine,
to enter Spring rooms...

Comment by: Garry on 15th January 2021 at 04:48

Brrrr I need to put more coal on the fire. You people who are taking these wonderful photos are a lifeline for people like me who are stuck in the house every day. I really can't understand James Hanson's comments yesterday although I understand about Coronavirus and keeping safe. He seemed to target Dave Oy for travelling around the borough taking beautiful photos for PaD. In yesterday's photo Dave is nowhere near anybody he's well away from other people. I could have understood his comments a little more if he WAS talking about the groups of people captured in the lens, but he didn't it was all about Dave Oy.
Keep clicking those wonderful photos and but keep safe.

Comment by: Sue on 15th January 2021 at 07:18

Apart from the cars, that could be from the 1960s. You should have taken the photo in black and white. Dave Oy would have done.
But still a good un.

Comment by: Mick on 15th January 2021 at 08:03

This is a colour photo taken on a black and white sort of day

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 15th January 2021 at 08:13

Yes, almost B&W. Looks like you captured a raw & murky morning Mick.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th January 2021 at 09:15 the poem, rainh.! xx

Comment by: Poet on 15th January 2021 at 09:44

It looks slightly less chilly when the lamps are lit and the windows of The Lychgate pub burn yellow . ( Come , come the day ) . What a splendid week of photography on PaD .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th January 2021 at 10:20

How odd! I put
"PS" on my comment about rainh's poem as I had already put a comment on re today's photo, but it hasn't appeared! So if it gets put on later, I apologise for seemingly commenting twice. What I had said was that I think Mick's photo is brilliant. Standish lends itself a bit to the past at any's just got "something" about it, but, apart from the cars, you could put people dressed in period costume from any era in that photo and it would be believable. I would love to be walking up under those lamps in my forties' clothes! Well done Mick....I love it!

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

The photos on P.A.D. over Christmas and New Year have been a much-needed ray of sunshine in a dark and dismal mid-winter. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who contributed.

Comment by: Pat McC on 15th January 2021 at 11:54

A lovely photo Mick, reflecting the cold dankness of a January day - the lamp posts add to the Victorian feel of the photo. It looks cold enough to get me rummaging through the airing cupboard for my liberty bodice!

Comment by: Tony L on 15th January 2021 at 12:06

Garry - regarding James Hanson's comments. Outside of the rights and wrongs of where Dave Oy should or shouldn't be, has anyone known James Hanson to make a polite or helpful comment?
How many photos has he added to the albums on here?
Very few I suspect. He prefers to criticise, and make petty spiteful comments instead.
He reminds me of a eunuch in a harem - he's seen it done, he knows how it's done, but he can't do it himself.

Comment by: Tommy T on 15th January 2021 at 14:07

I don't know why the brewery named that pub "The Lychgate" the church lychgate is on the other side of the church on Rectory Lane..
Good picture, Mick

Comment by: Roy on 15th January 2021 at 14:09

TONY L I agree with you totally, i am getting sick and fed up of his snide and negative comments, can i refer you to one of is worst. go to ALBUM, Keith Beckett;s sister's wedding photo, Veronica has commented on it and i agree with what she said.

Comment by: Roy on 15th January 2021 at 14:20

I agree totally Tommy T, what was wrong with its original name, The Black Horse ? Maybe the thick brewery people thought that the 'Peace Gate' WAS a Lychgate. I lived the first 24 years of my life 60 yards behind our dedicated photographer Mick's right shoulder.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 15th January 2021 at 14:37

It seems to me that james hanson was pointing out that you shoulsn't be travelling out of your locality to exercise which is a subject currently being discussed re Boris Johnson cycling for 7 miles and people being fined for walking outside of their borough or county. If James is who I think he is he's just making a joke to see who bites and I think he knows that dave-oy doesn't live in saint helens or merseyside for that matter.

Comment by: Poet on 15th January 2021 at 15:10

Tommy , the pub became The Lychgate by a public vote and had nothing to do with the brewery . I think some people must have got mixed up with the adjacent Peace Gate . I voted for the name Mayflower , for at the time it was some anniversary of Myles Standish and the Pilgrim Fathers , a monument to which is seen in the photo .

Comment by: Cyril on 15th January 2021 at 15:21

A cold misty eerie day. Like how the overnight mists leave everything covered with sparkling hoar frost in the mornings. Wonder how that lamp second down on the right got its lantern bent over?

Comment by: Anne on 15th January 2021 at 15:40

Typical weather to make indoors appealing. Well done Mick, give your steed a good rub down before putting it in the stable.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th January 2021 at 16:11

I agree, Tony L. Some people just appear to enjoy belittling others and making them appear thick. I don't know what they get out of that, and I don't want to. What a way to live!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 15th January 2021 at 17:38

Irene - did you see the article in Tuesday's Guardian about folk who live in houses themed for their favourite decade? The decades were from the 30s to the 70s.

Comment by: Edna on 15th January 2021 at 18:32

Let his negative comments rise above you Irene, although that beggars belief what he wrote on the wedding photo of Keith's sister.That was awful....Ps. Good photos showing us the misty miserable winter weather, thank you to all who posted them.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th January 2021 at 19:26

No I didn't, Rev David....I bet that was interesting! I only read The Wigan daily papers at all! But thankyou so much for telling me.....much appreciated.

Comment by: Ab on 16th January 2021 at 16:56

Wigan Observer only a small read towards it use to be.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 17th January 2021 at 11:20

Poet is quite right, the name change came about after the pub had undergone extensive changes in layout. Jimmy and Maureen had it then and the brewery invited the regulars to suggest what the new pub name should be. There were many entries, mine, I submitted ' the Standish Arms', which I think ironically was adopted by the White Duck a few years later. The winning choice was put in by a mate of mine, Terry, who submitted the Lychgate Tavern. Although the Lychgate is on Rectory lane and not adjacent the pub, it does sound better than the Peacegate Tavern. It has an olde worlde ring to it. I look forward to having a few scoops in there when we can all mingle again.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 17th January 2021 at 12:35

Mentioning the White Duck, it's had a few names in it's time from the White Duck to the present, 15's at Standish. Can anyone name them them all ?

Comment by: Poet on 17th January 2021 at 13:39

The Bears Paw was one .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th January 2021 at 16:15

I only remember it as The White Duck. That when I worked in a nearby chemists 1970-1973.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 17th January 2021 at 16:36

The Bears Paw, aka " the Flying Bottle ". 2 more I think before it got to 15's

Comment by: Poet on 18th January 2021 at 12:11

The Last Orders .

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th January 2021 at 14:03

That's another Poet. I seem to remember the names being : The White Duck, The Bears Paw, The Standish Arms, Last Orders and recently 15's at Standish. I can't remember any others, I think Roy will know though.

Comment by: Roy on 20th January 2021 at 11:04

WN1, I think you have mentioned its full list of names, why it was ever change from The White Duck is beyond me.

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