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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 23rd January, 2021)

Snowy Aspull


Snowy Aspull
Scenes around Aspull during the recent snow.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Veronica on 23rd January 2021 at 08:56

What's not to like - four for the price of one. I love all the traditional snowy scenes. Reminds me of Winters past, even if the snow isn't as deep.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd January 2021 at 09:28

Four for the price of one! And lovely photos too, Dennis.

Comment by: Julie on 23rd January 2021 at 09:35

Lovely Dennis once again were is the photo of the childrens playground taken and also the one with the chimney is it near Toddington.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd January 2021 at 09:50

Great minds Irene ! x

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 23rd January 2021 at 09:59

Dennis owd lad, what a cracker, four for the price of one and all good un's. Moss Pit Row, Haigh Park kids playground, is that the AIR shaft on Haigh Road and the farm at Meadow Pit. I remember back in the 1950s a lorry loaded with Lard tipping over on the bend at the junction of Riley Lane and Meadow Pit Lane a night trunker on his way to Scotland, do you remember Dennis ?. Road was closed until it was all cleared the lorry had slid down onto the disused railway line. Childhood memories Dennis, Thanks !

Comment by: Edna on 23rd January 2021 at 10:47

Good photos Dennis, is the one top left Dukes Row.Love the winter scenes.. More snow falling now.

Comment by: David Barker on 23rd January 2021 at 10:48

Chimney is in Aspull Julie ,Haigh Road ,Wall Hey its called was a ventilation shaft for the mines, there is another one in the trees at the bottom of the fields Patchcroft Chimney ,near to Patchcroft Farm ,Pennington Lane Haigh, you can see the top of the chimney on google maps, good selection Dennis.

Comment by: helen of troy on 23rd January 2021 at 10:50

Veronica is right, whats not to like ? If I am drawn to one, the bottom left, a misty winter morning. It brings to mind that school poem , these are the only words I can think of right now....and milk comes frozen home in pail... ?? I know Veronica or Irene will know it !

Comment by: Tommy T on 23rd January 2021 at 10:59

Like it Dennis, especially the furnace chimney at Wall Hey pit.
A reminder of Wigan's past.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd January 2021 at 11:42

Julie, the Pirate Ship is in the playground of the Catholic School on Haigh Road.
The one with the furnace chimney on Haigh Road was taken from Stanley Lane, Aspull.

Comment by: NHS STAFF on 23rd January 2021 at 11:47

Everyone taking pics for this site thankyou, but be carefull as we are in lockdown and you are traveling outside and beyond the recomended distances, advertising the fact by putting yr name to the pic. STAY AT HOME.
We are working very hard to protect you.

Comment by: Pat McC on 23rd January 2021 at 13:44

Beautiful photos Dennis. Thank you.
They would make lovely Christmas cards.

Comment by: Pat McC on 23rd January 2021 at 13:45

Beautiful photos Dennis. Thank you.
They would make lovely Christmas cards.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd January 2021 at 14:19

Only just seen your comment, Veronica..... Yes, we DO like a bargain, don't we, Dolly Dear? Now I must be getting along to the grocer's!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd January 2021 at 14:30

Dennis and our other photographers are surely allowed a walk in the fresh air each day within a certain distance of their homes, and if they take photos on their daily ALLOWED walk it is surely not a crime? I myself went to Wigan yesterday. People who saw me getting on the bus probably thought I was going round the shops "outside and beyond my recommended distance"....I was actually going for a very belated and much-needed eye-test. People just jump to conclusions without knowing the facts.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd January 2021 at 15:43

Irene, I try to get out for a walk every day, always on my own and always within walking distance of where I live. I rarely see anyone else on my walks so I'm unlikely to infect anyone and no one is likely to infect me.
What harm am I doing to anyone if I take a few pictures as I walk?

Comment by: Nhs Staff on 23rd January 2021 at 15:52

Irene.
Being in Different areas every day is classed as nonessential travel.local exercise only
Stay Home Protect the NHS Save lives.
We are at breaking point..all our leave is now cancelled. We are struggling to cope

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd January 2021 at 15:52

I do remember that incident Walt, and, over the years that bit of road as caught out many an unwary driver. No matter which way you are turning the bend tightens up on you as you go into it. People sometimes go into the bend too fast and end up going off the opposite side of the road.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd January 2021 at 16:17

I thought Dennis lived in Aspull - correct me if l'm wrong. I can't see him going against the rules. When you hear about the 400 daft devils having a wedding party in a Church Hall... down London - it's those types who flaunt the rules. I have to smile though at the other party where the police were called and found a number of 'cut -outs' of guests!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd January 2021 at 16:37

Unfortunately, nhs, my eyes are NOT nonessential which, as an nhs worker, as you say you are, you will understand. I had no option but to see the specialist , for which I have had to wait a very long time, a wait which has caused deterioration to my condition, and on the way back I went into a shop (near my home),to buy some food which is ALSO not non-essential. There are times, unfortunately, we have NO CHOICE but to go out. I notice there are two different typefaces used for the person using the name "nhs worker" in the comments so perhaps there are two different people? I apologise if I have unknowingly answered the wrong person.

Comment by: Nhs Staff on 23rd January 2021 at 16:51

Irene.
Being in Different areas every day is classed as nonessential travel.local exercise only
Stay Home Protect the NHS Save lives.
We are at breaking point..all our leave is now cancelled. We are struggling to cope

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd January 2021 at 17:23

NHS, there are twenty million people in this country being forces to go to work in unsafe conditions. Maybe you would do more good if you took aim at the employers who refuse to supply a safe working environment for those employees. For our government to tell us that we must stay at home while at the same time encouraging as many as possible to go to work with little or no protection is hypocrisy of the worst kind.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd January 2021 at 17:48

Helen,we must have gone to the same School..
The song you refer to goes like this.
When icicles hang by the wall.
And Nick the shepherd blows his nail
Then Tom bears logs into the hall
And milk comes frozen home in pail.
That's all I remember because we learned it in the infants,and I don't think any of us could understand most of the words.
Dennis,your photos are lovely..and thank you.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd January 2021 at 18:36

Helen, I recognised the line in the poem but admit I had to Google it! It is from Shakespeare's Loves Labours Lost. Well done to Maureen for remembering it!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 23rd January 2021 at 20:49

Dennis is right - the queues of traffic outside our house morning and evening show that more people are having to go to work - and go to school, during this lockdown than in the first. The time has come to bribe folk with that £500 payment to stay at home if they've been a contact - and to tell employers to stop bringing people into work if they don't need to be there.
The distance you travel on your lockdown walk (or bike ride) (we're supposed to do 10,000 steps a day) is not important - but, as you say, NHS, it should start, and finish, locally.
My thoughts and prayers are for those who have to go into work day after day - from our hospital workers and care workers to shop workers and council staff and who thus face enhanced risk of contagion every moment of their working day. Thank you.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 23rd January 2021 at 21:19

NHS Staff - if you're, as you claim, "struggling to cope", may I suggest you send some patients to Royal Bolton Hospital, as they say they're slack at the minute.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 23rd January 2021 at 22:14

Thank you Rev David, you said it much better than I could.

Comment by: Julie on 23rd January 2021 at 22:39

Didn't put my commet on because you don't like hearing the truth but you put everyone elses commet on whos bad mouthing nhs staff.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd January 2021 at 23:16

Rev the M6 was closed this morning both ways in Shevy so the traffic was being diverted past your house

Comment by: Kim on 24th January 2021 at 09:27

The photos are lovely but I think the comments by NHS worker have been taken out of context here,and they are meant sincerely.Also why all the shouty capital letters???It really does seem that many people are just not adhering to the advice we have been given.Personally I believe that all front-line staff should be vaccinated as a matter of urgency but the suggestion of a £500 payment to self isolate is ridiculous.That wouldn't be open to abuse would it ???.....

Comment by: Veronica on 24th January 2021 at 10:51

I think most people are adhering to the rules. It's also noticeable that people are jumping to conclusions that the people who are taking photographs are outside their limits. I'm sure they have the sense to know that and how far they can walk. As Dennis explained he lives near to the places photographed. They have probably been snapped on different occasions as well. Personally I think what the photographers are doing is great and brings pleasure to people who can't get out at this time. Well done to them all, especially the ones who live on the doorsteps of these lovely places and are proud of their localities.

Comment by: Kim on 24th January 2021 at 12:14

Yes I agree wholeheartedly with your comments Veronica,and I love Dennis's photos of around Aspull,this is no way a condemnation of him at all.However I do think the comments from the NHS worker were not meant to be disrespectful.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th January 2021 at 13:07

No I don't think the comments were disrespectful Kim. But as I say some people can jump to conclusions as they have in other PAD's recently. I have the utmost respect for the NHS and know and care what is happening. I am only glad I am now retired from working there. I can still imagine the stress all workers are going through from Domestics to Consultants and not forgetting the volunteers. They all deserve our gratitude as do the Shop workers. We should play our part and keep to the rules, I think most people do, unfortunately some don't. I also think the photos on here will be selected from a honest source as well. It's another life line in a way for housebound people, they can look at the photos and see the comments and also comment themselves if they wish. It's a good way to keep in touch for them. Apologies for going on a bit, but there's always another side to see. Best wishes. x

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th January 2021 at 17:41

Kim. I'm sorry if you thought I was disrespectful but I wish the nhs worker had given their own name. If the person is a genuine nhs worker then I apologise here and now for doubting them but I have my reasons for thinking it is a "regular" hiding behind a false name. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, and I apologise. I am sorry too if I was "shouty" with capital letters but the letters emphasise what I would emphasise if I was speaking to the person and I don't know how else to do that in print. We have no choice but to go out for medical appointments and food and those journeys should not be classed as "ignoring the rules" That's all I was saying.

Comment by: Kim on 24th January 2021 at 18:57

Ok Irene I understand.x

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