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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 30th November, 2021)

Aspull Cenotaph

Aspull Cenotaph
Aspull Cenotaph, after Remembrance Day.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Mick on 30th November 2021 at 07:04

I can just see the late PAD contributor Ron Dawbers house in the background

Comment by: Kath H on 30th November 2021 at 08:24

Beautiful photograph. Passed that cenetaph hundreds of times. Also went on Remembrance Sunday many times with my Dad.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 30th November 2021 at 08:26

Dennis, great picture, brings back fond memories of my childhood days. The grassed area beyond the Cenotaph was our playground. Where Ron's house is was once the cop shop the local bobby took my catapult off me there, our targets being cardboard cut outs but - well, it gave them something to do. Thanks Dennis !

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th November 2021 at 08:37

That's a lovely photo. I like Aspull. We only ever drive through it but it always looks so pleasant with the flowers, especially in Spring.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 30th November 2021 at 08:58

Beautiful photo Dennis.My favourite area of the outskirts of Wigan.

Comment by: Gary on 30th November 2021 at 09:03

Excellent Dennis.
When I was young "Walking Day (Witness of Procession)" St Elizabeth's church - a parade with banners up and down Bolton Road, with brass bands: Haigh Prize, Wingates Temperance, in fine order and tune. Vicars? Eric O Beard and later Arthur W Newall.
It was a fine sight to see the bands in full flow "Comin' round't' Fingerpost."
Was back at Remembrance Sunday weekend - first time in years. Traffic| A6 Blackrod, Dicconson Lane . Long queues at Haigh Hall, Rivington, and so much green built on.
But, far more money about than when I was young.

Comment by: Edna on 30th November 2021 at 09:04

I went passed this last Thur, coming home from my sons, it's lovely, with the flowers as well as the poppy wreath.Lovley blue sky.Well done Dennis, thank you,

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 30th November 2021 at 09:10

Do you remember what it was like inside the Cop Shop Walt?
I only ever went in there once and I seem to recall that it was very Victorian, mind you, so were the Cops!

Comment by: Veronica on 30th November 2021 at 09:23

A lovely sober view of the Cenotaph. I must say I have missed going through Aspull on the bus since it's been taken off. Although I would go on the train to Wigan I would head back home on the 715. I have always liked Aspull very much...

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 30th November 2021 at 12:56

Did you see Ainscow’s Farm on your return visit Gary?

Comment by: Gary on 30th November 2021 at 13:51

Dennis - I did. Was at school with Lindsey and Kathryn Rutter who lived there. I was in the church yard sorting out family graves (first time in 3 years) and could not believe what was happening.
I was aware of the Dodds Farm stuff from property websites.
In Horwich they'd even built flats on an old stone quarry just off Crown Lane.
Trish, my wife, thought I'd caught the Victor Meldrew disease - ""I don't believe it." Spoken every 5 minutes.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 30th November 2021 at 14:46

Ey-up Dennis, aye I remember the inside of the old cop shop, not a very nice place from a kids view point. I remember that little window that overlooked the moor, and the bobbies sat on their tall stool just watching for anything to give them something to do, out they would come on their pedal bikes if anything caught their eye, mind you, we did give them some exercise before we disappeared down the Fold. I would love to spend a little time back in those days.

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