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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 20th February, 2021)

Wigan from Rabbit Rocks


Wigan from Rabbit Rocks
A closer look from the top of Rabbit Rocks, Ince.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850 : 500mm F/5.6 PF)
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Comment by: PeterP on 20th February 2021 at 04:50

The three faces of Wigan. The ornate church the terraced houses and the concrete block of flats.

Comment by: Garry on 20th February 2021 at 04:52

A strighten steeple, remember the church always had a leaning steeple for very many years.
A good clear photo once again Dave.

Comment by: Arthur on 20th February 2021 at 08:01

Sutch a clear photo the best photographer on Photo a Day bar none. I look forward to Dave Oy photos, always so different.

Comment by: Hindley man. on 20th February 2021 at 08:05

There's a great view over Hindley from the top of Rabbit Rocks.
Nice one Dave good shot over Scholes.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th February 2021 at 09:24

Good photo. It looks homely, despite the modern flats. I suppose we are just used to them by now.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2021 at 09:34

So many changes since St Catharine's Church was built in the 1800's.
I wonder will it outlast the the 'tall flats' . I remember people round about used to check the time with the clock on the steeple.

Comment by: Mick on 20th February 2021 at 10:55

I think this spire looked better when it was crooked, and reminded me I was in Scholes, it was unique, and was one of the few crooked spires in Britain.
Now it's just like any of the  many other church spires.

Comment by: Julie on 20th February 2021 at 11:19

It looks a rough area!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 20th February 2021 at 11:31

A few things I can see...
St Catherine's Church
Lorne Street
Eckersleys Mill
Brook House?
Billingr road and the Railway pub
Is that Tontine Road at the back?

Comment by: Mick on 20th February 2021 at 12:51

Ive zoomed in and I cant see one human being on this photo, but there is a seagull thats just flew past the next to the top window of the block of flats.

Comment by: Wiganer on 20th February 2021 at 13:05

Far from being rough Julie, old yes. I know some lovely people from Scholes.

Comment by: Edna on 20th February 2021 at 13:28

Sorry Julie, you have got the wrong impression. Rough never!! My husband was born in Lorne St., and myself quite close to this church.We were married there in the 60s.The area was by no means rough.

Comment by: Anne on 20th February 2021 at 13:49

Coops building with the square tower to the left. Trencherfield mill between Saint Carherines and the flats.

Comment by: Anne on 20th February 2021 at 14:07

No not Coops building. Can't decide what it is.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2021 at 14:47

I have quite a few friends who live not far from that area , they are certainly not rough.
They have done very well for themselves. I wouldn't have wanted to be brought up anywhere else. The terraced houses bring back many memories of my childhood.
Scholes people were and are the salt of the earth as far as I'm concerned. As for 'rough areas' you can find them anywhere these days.

Comment by: Julie on 20th February 2021 at 15:02

I was born in Aspull Wigan I should know Ince and Scholes has always been a rough and scruffy place to live I preferably wouldn't live in one of these places.

Comment by: Arthur on 20th February 2021 at 16:15

Wow we have a snobbish lady who lives in Aspull.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2021 at 16:34

Living in Aspull didn't give you a good education in manners did it Julie?
If I remember correctly Aspull was a humble pit village with lots of terraced housing. Row upon row all the way through to New Springs. No different to Scholes or Ince and Hindley , where I believe you commented you were coming to live.

Comment by: Anne on 20th February 2021 at 16:36

Is she a a LADY? I would hate to think my family and neighbours were rough Incers.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th February 2021 at 16:43

I was born and brought up in Ince and I know Scholes to have been a very close-knit community. There is good and bad in every village and town. Rough and scruffy are in the eye of the beholder, as is beauty, and Home is where the heart is, regardless of surroundings.

Comment by: John B on 20th February 2021 at 17:02

Julie some lovely people in scholes, as everywhere good and bad, you prove that there is at least 1 not very nice person from Aspull

Comment by: Cyril on 20th February 2021 at 17:16

Plenty of detail to look at - superb photo!

That comment is uncalled for Julie, I've worked in Ince, Scholes, Aspull and the other areas of Wigan Council and there's good and bad in all, so by all means I wouldn't say that Aspull is Utopian.

Have a closer look on Cecil Street Mick, there's someone taking a bath.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 20th February 2021 at 17:37

You are being very rude Julie.Although Aspull is a nice area,as Veronica says it was a pit village with lots of industry,so not that great years ago.Ince and Scholes I am very familiar with as I grew up in Ince and visited Scholes very regularly.The people were and are definitely not rough, don't generalise !

Comment by: Maureen on 20th February 2021 at 17:37

Julie,stop being so arrogant.

Comment by: Rainh on 20th February 2021 at 18:31

Don’t be like Orwell Julie . Open the other eye .

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2021 at 18:43

I think it is attention seeking!

Comment by: Mick on 20th February 2021 at 18:47

My family came from Hardybutts and were the salt of the earth as they say, but their was a lot of bad families living in Scholes.
And now these bad families grandkids have kept up the tradition of thieving, but they have now got a lot worse, if you dont believe me look at who was court in next weeks Observer and you will see most of there addreses are Scholes and Ince

Comment by: Edna on 20th February 2021 at 18:50

Thank you for photo Dave.Its brought back a lot of lovely memories for me...But its not half caused a storm!!!

Comment by: Pat McC on 20th February 2021 at 19:09

My mother-in-law was born and raised in Scholes and even though there was much poverty, everyone was in the same boat and looked out for each other - we might have all the mod cons and be better off financially these days, but we've lost the camaraderie and support of the extended family that existed then.

Comment by: Anne on 20th February 2021 at 19:40

My maternal gran and graddad brought their family up in St. Patrick st. They were Saint Catherine's people. My grans best friend was Mrs. Charnock living opposite, a staunch Catholic. Her son, Tom (my uncle) was best friends with Mrs. Charnocks son John.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2021 at 19:50

I knew the Charnock's very well Anne. Very strong Catholics - good people. I was at school with old Mrs Charnock's granddaughter Linda.

Comment by: Janette on 21st February 2021 at 09:31

The comments from Mick are to be expected, he always was an attention seeker.

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