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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 19th October, 2021)

From Haigh to Manchester


From Haigh to Manchester
This photo was taken from Toddington Lane, Haigh. The white building on the right is the Manchester Ski Slope near the M60. The domed building on the left is the Trafford Centre Shopping Complex.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Nikon D7500)
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Comment by: Mick on 19th October 2021 at 06:38

The cow on the right looks like its got a white shaped map of India and Sri Lanka on its chuck section, you can also see Madagascar on the upper leg or Brisket.
I love looking at cows and trying to make something out of their black and white shapes.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2021 at 07:36

The ski slope looks as if it's within walking distance and the Trafford Centre reminds me of St Peter's in Rome. What a clear photo that is...

Comment by: Edna on 19th October 2021 at 08:08

Brilliant photo Dennis.I am in Manchester at the moment, looking after a puppy Labrador, which belongs to my son,& family.She is 6 months old.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th October 2021 at 08:22

Mick, the cow’s name is Germantrude and she isn’t suspected of any crime. The bird in the grass, however, refused to identify herself and legged it or should I say winged it.
There is now a warrant out for her arrest. She is armed with splatter bombs and should not be approached by the general public.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th October 2021 at 09:17

Amazing photo. A friend once pointed out a house in Toddington Lane with the name "Sea View", which I thought was perhaps a joke, but maybe you CAN see the sea with a camera like Dennis's and the right conditions! Yoo-hoo, Edna, give us a wave.....we can see you from here!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 19th October 2021 at 09:26

Dennis :)

Comment by: Elizabeth on 19th October 2021 at 09:31

Brilliant photo Dennis,it does look as though you can walk to the landmarks !

Comment by: Poet on 19th October 2021 at 09:39

Metro linguistics can be so ugly . Precinct . Mall . Zone . Shopping complex is horrible . They would probably call St. Peter's The papal devotion sector .

Comment by: Edna on 19th October 2021 at 09:56

Thanks Dennis, we all like a bit of light hearted banter on dull days.Its pouring down here!!

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2021 at 10:24

Gertrude might be chewing the cud, but that cow looks like a cardboard cut out to me! ;~)

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th October 2021 at 10:48

Irene, just down the road from "Sea View" you can see Blackpool Tower.

Comment by: John G on 19th October 2021 at 10:58

Mick:The cow is also showing a dangling protrusion that may be a teat, the udder ones are out of sight.
I can see that it looks like a chap on a bike, wearing a crash helmet holding a camera, you’re correct “Mick” it’s surprising what you can see if you use your imagination.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th October 2021 at 10:59

It's pouring down here has well Edna, I don't know why they bother with the weather forecast in this country, when it gets to October they could just put a sign up saying "Rain until further notice" and in April they could put another sign up saying "Less rain until further notice".

Comment by: Edna on 19th October 2021 at 11:12

I know Irene, it's surprising how far you can see, just by standing on a high hill in Wigan!! xx

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th October 2021 at 12:17

I think the church on the left, with the distinctive turret on the tower, is St Bartholomew's, Westhoughton.

Comment by: TerryW on 19th October 2021 at 13:26

I think you need help, Mick.

Comment by: Phred on 19th October 2021 at 14:32

Any body see the tick on Germantrudes bum, just asking? Interesting 'photo!

Comment by: Olive on 19th October 2021 at 15:31

it'll be the fumes from the M6 that makes Shevingtonians hallucinate, along with those purple mushrooms they pick from the old Roburite site, go up there and watch them driving whilst off their heads, it's like watching the programme Car Crash TV

Comment by: Karen on 19th October 2021 at 17:28

Great comments Olive !????

Comment by: peebee on 19th October 2021 at 23:10

I cried when that church was damaged by arsonists, I used to go the Parochial school just across the road and have fond memories of the Harvest Festival in there.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2021 at 23:31

I remember when the Church was on fire peebee. There's only that part left of it that's original. Very sad. The school is still in use though. I went inside the church for Mr Hindley's funeral. He had been the Headmaster there at the Parochial. I used to live next door to him.

Comment by: peebee on 20th October 2021 at 16:02

'Owd Jack' I remember him still with trepidation.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st October 2021 at 18:20

I know his notoriety spread far and wide. Although he used to go shopping down Market St on a Saturday morning and it took him hours to get back home with all his old pupils some in their 70's, stopping him. He was well in his 90's when he died. He remembered them all though! But they remembered him better! He knew he was called Owd Jack!

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