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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 28th February, 2021)

Billboards Go Digital


Billboards Go Digital
A state-of-the-art advertising LED screen recently fitted on Ormskirk Road.

Photo: Joanne  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Rainh on 28th February 2021 at 00:22

My goodness ! What a memory . The shop where school kid smokers could buy one cigarette and one match . We bought a jubli ( sic ?) . Thanks Joanne for posting . We also used to race pieces of wood thrown in the Dougie, coming back from a chippie in Poolstock and give the winner a sweet prize from this shop . Oh to be young again ...

Comment by: Mick on 28th February 2021 at 07:23

This is a good advert, there should be more of them like this around some areas of Wigan

Comment by: Anne on 28th February 2021 at 07:43

Well done Joanne, I like the capture of the bridge name. Hope both rubbish rats are caught.

Comment by: Gary on 28th February 2021 at 08:24

A sound message!

Comment by: Veronica on 28th February 2021 at 08:45

It might be state of the art but I wouldn't want one of those on the gable end of my house - or the other kind. I believe the owners are paid to advertise.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 28th February 2021 at 09:11

I read the name on the bridge as "Abram Bridge" and was ages trying to decide whereabouts in Abram it is until I realised it said "Adam Bridge!" Should've gone to Specavers! What a long way gable end advertising has come since the old written signs, some of which can still be seen here and there, beautifully written though much faded now. I enjoy spotting them .

Comment by: Pat McC on 28th February 2021 at 09:41

It looks like an otter. Mind you, I'm having a cataract op this week, so I might well be wrong!!

Comment by: Dave johnson on 28th February 2021 at 11:13

Rainh the shop was knocked down and this is next door. Loved the tale about seppies but better still was the fact that when it was windy he always gave you two matches incase you were unlucky!

Comment by: Cyril on 28th February 2021 at 12:26

Well spotted Joanne, I hadn't seen that before. Are those shops still open?
Irene, a short film premiere on Talking Pictures TV may be be of interest to you and Peter, it's about the Hillman Minx.

"24th March sees the premiere of a rare and fascinating short film, THE HILLMAN MINX IN THE 1960s, featuring Sheila van Damm, former owner of The Windmill Theatre and champion rally driver, as she competes in a 20-day speed race."

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 28th February 2021 at 13:12

Thankyou so much, Cyril. How kind of you to let us know. We will certainly watch that. I've made a note on the calendar. Better not let Our Dorothy, (the Minx), know. She is from 1959 and may think Peter is looking for a younger model!

Comment by: Edna on 28th February 2021 at 13:44

I used to like a walk down to this area, but not any more You're risking life and limb, just trying to cross the road

Comment by: Veronica on 28th February 2021 at 14:18

An admirable message you couldn't miss if you tried.
But will the lazy, good for nothings take note... I don't think so !

Comment by: James Hanson on 28th February 2021 at 19:41

It's in a terrible place. Nobody will see it. Motorists will be focused on the traffic lights and the road ahead (well, should be) and pedestrians don't use that pathway very much. It's tilted sideways, towards the trees growing on the bank of the Douglas.
On top of that, it should be aimed at people heading to Wigan, not away from it.

Comment by: Mick on 28th February 2021 at 22:23

Its in a spot for anyone who is on the train

Comment by: DTease on 1st March 2021 at 09:36

That equipment must have cost thousands, why, for goodness sake would you put it there? The last thing drivers need at this busy junction is this great clumping thing grabbing their attention.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st March 2021 at 13:29

It could even cause accidents for that matter. Who the ecky thump thinks up these ideas?

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