Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 28th February, 2021)
Billboards Go Digital
Photo: Joanne (iPhone)
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 ...
This is a good advert, there should be more of them like this around some areas of Wigan
Well done Joanne, I like the capture of the bridge name. Hope both rubbish rats are caught.
A sound message!
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.
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 .
It looks like an otter. Mind you, I'm having a cataract op this week, so I might well be wrong!!
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!
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."
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!
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
An admirable message you couldn't miss if you tried.
But will the lazy, good for nothings take note... I don't think so !
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.
Its in a spot for anyone who is on the train
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.
It could even cause accidents for that matter. Who the ecky thump thinks up these ideas?