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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 22nd July, 2021)

Summer in Wigan

Summer in Wigan
Mesnes Park.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,061

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 22nd July 2021 at 07:45

Thats a lovely pic Mick, brings back memories of ice creams, sunny days & Easter egg rolling on the slopes.

Comment by: Steven Atkinson on 22nd July 2021 at 08:32

Mesnes Park was funded by well meaning locals with the residents in their minds, could you imagine what the current council would had done with this land?

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd July 2021 at 08:35

Away from ' the madding crowd' but alas there's no crowds left in Wigan! Popular scene anyway.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd July 2021 at 08:47

Lovely photo, Mick. Our much-loved park. Timeless.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 22nd July 2021 at 09:28

Good picture Mick

Comment by: janet on 22nd July 2021 at 12:54

mum used to take me walks in the park a lovely place good photo mick

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd July 2021 at 13:20

To the right just after the fountain - why is a horse taking a dog for a walk?

Do the parks still grow their own bedding and garden plants somewhere as they once did at the nursery and garden centre at Ashfield Park Drive Standish, or buy them in from a retailer?

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd July 2021 at 17:20

I see what you mean Cyril...

Comment by: Roy on 22nd July 2021 at 20:18

Cyril.... they no longer have nurseries at Ashfield, there used to be some in the park itself, further on than the bowling greens and tennis courts but i think they've gone as well.

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd July 2021 at 15:29

I know they got shut down Roy, the garden centre they had at Trencherfield Mill and the depots and compounds around the borough the parks had were also closed, they seemed to have had a massive witch hunt after Gil Swift retired, and not for the best either. They must buy the plants in from a company and I'd imagine that the grass and hedge cutting etc. will be tendered out to contractors too, as that's only done every now and again.

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