Photo-a-Day (Friday, 12th March, 2021)
Amazing, didn't know these existed in Wigan. Thanks Dave, you learn summat everyday.
Well I wouldn't argue with you owd lad, so I won't take a short cut across your field.
Another great photo Dave, keep them coming please.
By ek Dave, few steaks on that beast. Good photo don't think you would be as close as it looks to get that shot in well done !
John they've had them in the fields around Wrightington and Parbold since the 1960s, were I first saw one on Peter Moores land at Parbold hall.
I wouldnt like to have been born a highland cow with them having to put up with all them flies buzzing around my big brown eyes.
Like the rest of us needs a hair cut.
“Is that you Hamish?” We”ll all look like this if they don’t get the barber’s shops open soon.
Great picture Dave please don't stop showing us your contributions i know they are enjoyed by many people. A lot of people who enjoy these photographs can't get to a lot of these places for whatever reason please continue and ignore negative comments.
Marvelous photo is has it all.
Looks very strong.
Keep taking those photos.
Same as John, didn't know we had these in the Borough. Dave, pin sharp photo, make sure it's not your last
Dave,that's an awesome shot,brilliant..and thank you..I'd love to paint him.
I like the contrasting textures of the string mop fleece and the cold granite horns . A fine portrait of an ancient Briton from the ice age , when men in wode needed them like the Sioux needed the Buffalo .
You can see one here that I videoed having a good scratch on a barbed wire fence.
Glad when the hairdressers open again!!
Lovely photo Dave - we wouldn't normally be able to get a close view of such a beautiful animal.
Great photo, Dave. Keep 'em coming.
Thanks, Oy, lovely photos! I wasn’t aware of the cattle at Bickershaw either. I explored there last year but didn’t see any then.
Bickershaw Project - Facebook (16th Feb):
“We’re excited to welcome back 3 Highland cattle to Bickershaw! They will be grazing the fields to improve the quality of the grassland habitat, by helping to increase flowering plant diversity, and making it become more suitable for insects and breeding ground nesting birds such as skylarks.”
Lovely photo Dave, he looks like the rest of us and in need of a haircut .
A really good photo of a very strong animal.
Nice one Dave.
Great photo Dave, I didn't know these were so close to home, beautiful. We all can't wait for hair cut.12/4 come quick.
My comment doesn't seem to have gone on so I'll try again and apologise if it appears twice. He reminds me of an old farmer chewing on a piece of straw. If he were mine I'd call him Claude after Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, who I'm watching at the moment on Heartbeat. He's got the same colour jacket too and looks a bit of a rogue! Keep them coming Dave!
Why is it that when I look at this beast all that comes to mind is Rab C Nesbitt?
I imagine the beef would be tasty too. He won't be cold with all that matting around him.
Nice one Dave, as a matter of interest and health and safety from what distance was the photograph taken?
Roy - I was about 25m away on a footpath outside of the field with fencing between us.
Veronica! I'm shocked, you say how magnificent this beast is, and then you declare how tasty he would be on a plate surrounded by two veg and a roast potato! The poor beastie is doing no harm to anyone, just wandering around his field chomping on a tasty bit of grass when along comes our Veronica, knife and fork at the ready, wanting to render him down into a few tasty meals. O for shame Veronica, for shame, 'tis a cruel world we live in is it not?
Great photo Dave ,
I see Scottish matured beef in a stew with dumplings ... I'm no vegetarian Dtease.. the kind that puts hair on a man's chest. But not in broth I have to say... Ahh! Bisto.....
Broady Ive just seen you comments on yesterdays Pad about spitting the dummy out and what knot, and that you could contribute Pads from were you live if you was allowed.
Well I brought this subject up years ago, when that Liz from down under stated posting some photos.
I'm sure all the areas around Wigan have been covered on Pads so why not make Pads UK and worldwide, like in the name WiganWORLD
There are a few viewers who are living in different parts of the UK who could send some in of there towns, I could even send in some of my exotic holiday snaps when I'm allowed to travel again.
Keep Wigan World as it is, other places in the UK are of no interest to Wigan Worlders.
keep wigan world as it is.
Mick stop dreaming!
A Viking in all colours ,
In substance and intent
Reborn are Odin’s children,
With soul and sword unbent..
As Veronica said in yesterday's post, just blank his comments.
I agree. Keep it to Wigan. We have regulars on here who are from Wigan but now live further afield and the reason they go on here is to see Wigan, not somewhere else. I have never in my life had the slightest wish to visit another country. Yes, I'm boring, but there are those who are meant to travel and those who are meant to stay at home. It's lovely to see our Wigan World friends from other parts of the British Isles or other countries joining us here in Wigan on p-a-d each day.....that's the reason why they joined Wigan World in the first place, to see the place where they were born, not to look at someone's "exotic holiday snaps".
I agree fully. I joined to look at photo’s of Wigan. Plenty of comments the last few days but no one has yet said what area of Wigan the photo of the birds was taken. My opinion is that it wasn’t taken in Wigan and should NOT have been posted on here.
Must have been something like this that got its head caught in that Weshoughton gate.
Irene I couldn't have said it any better.
Well it was just an idea, I thought it might be interesting to see other places were Wiganer have settled.
Just think Irene it it did happen we could be looking at those Eagles your daughter has the pleasure in seeing up there in Scotland
WIGAN WORLD means Wigan only.
Fab photo,such great detail.Please keep on posting them Dave (oy) they are beyond brilliant.
They had Highland cattle in Abram in the mid 70’s. At the back of the Dover as they belonged to Ted Harvey who was the landlord at that time.
Probably didn't see it Anne with all that hair in front of his eyes.
Please Sir. Someone has mentioned Westhoughton which isn’t in Wigan!!! Metropolitan Borough of Bolton no less.
Mick, thanks for understanding my reasons for what I said. I'm not knocking your idea of people who no longer live in Wigan posting photos of where they live now. It's not a bad idea at all, but just not on this site. It would have to be a site especially for that purpose. My son-in-law Andrew is a brilliant photographer and he and Ashley make us a calendar of photos of Lewis every year. But this site is for Wigan. Broady, Peter and I only came to live in Abram in the mid-seventies and I can't recall the highland cattle near the Dover Lock! I assume they were in the Finney Fields? How fascinating! There are some up near our caravan too, at Hellifield. They are beautiful!
"WIGAN WORLD means Wigan only", cried Al on 12th March 2021 at 15:02 .
Well, ok, so do you want people to stop putting photos of Hindley, Leigh, Billinge, Standish etc..
OR, should the P.a.D. be open to Wigan Council area only?
If this gang of rejects think that they will upset me by blanking me, they will have a long wait, and they should know by now Ive been blanking them since I realized that they were Wigan World rejects.
Its just a pity more Pad viewer haven't caught on yet to the fact that they have wrecked the messageboards section and now they are gathering over here to try and do the same.
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I don't know why my comments are not appearing! I am having to put everything on twice! Apologies if this appears twice. Mick....thankyou for understanding where I am coming from....your idea of people who have moved away from Wigan putting on photos of where they live now isn't a bad idea at all....it just needs a separate site as this site is just for photos of Wigan. My son-in-law Andrew is a brilliant photographer, and he and Ashley make us a calendar of photos of Lewis every year. I am at a loss as to why I have to post comments twice! Broady, Peter and I only moved to Abram in the mid-seventies and I can't recall the highland cattle near The Dover Lock. I assume they were in the Finney Fields. There are some near our caravan in Hellifield...it is a lovely sight to see. Hope this second attempt gets uploaded!
Anne only mentioned Westhoughton not to show photos. Their is a differents Broady.
Strange that the Westhoughton telephone area code is 01942 which is the Wigan area dialling code, Bolton telephone area dialling code is 01204?
Any information required on the boundaries between the two towns call Whitehall 1212 and ask for Tonkington Smythe, ext. 614.
As far as I know there has only been one photo that I thought wasn’t Wigan related. In no way was I having a go at Anne rather “ all the Wigan only” brigade. The heading does say Wigan Photo’s and I certainly don’t post any photo’s for that very reason.
Irene, The cattle were between the Finney Brook and the canal.
Well with comments like that from James Hanson he is a real reject. It's folk like him that spoil Wigan World.
Sounds like we have one or two rejects at 20:21 and 19:31.
James Hanson are you thick.
When people say Wigan only Hindley Leigh Standish and the rest are part of Wigan.
Wilma, let me advise you.
01942 is not the 'Wigan area' phonedialling code.
01204 is not the 'Bolton area' phone dialling code.
Westhoughton is in Bolton, but it's phone dialling code is not only 01942. Part is 01204.
The Wigan 'area' codes are 01942, 01257, 01695, 0161 and 01204.
Wilma. Westhoughton post code is Bolton BL.
Rochdale, Oldham have the same post code OL.
These last few comments ARE the ones that spoil pad.
Broady, thanks for the information re the Abram Highland Cattle. Garry, you are right, and I think I recognise Tonkington-Smythe. Let's keep p-a-d to the lovely photographs from our photographers and to the memories they trigger for us all.
Agreed Garry. Some people need to get a life. Instead of negativity,If you can't say something nice or positive.Dont say anything.
Maybe a 3rd photo site with Wiganer's pictured in different locations, wether you live there or not. So if say, you want to have your picture taken with Sydney Opera House as a backdrop, submit it to the 3rd site along with your name, job done. What do you all think ?
I think that's a nice idea Standisher. Preferably as you say with a landmark in the background. I posted one on Album in Venice on a gondola from 20 odd years ago. It would be an interesting topic on a category specially for that.
Actually there is a category for 'Wiganers on Holiday'. I had forgotten about it. You have to scroll down to find it 'W' ..
I'm sure we'd all like to watch a video of Veronica,on a gondola, singing "Just one Cornetto, give it to meeeeeeee"
Sorry to disappoint it's only a photo George. As they say every picture tells a story.
Plus it's better than one of Mick fighting a crocodile..or riding a bike.