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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 18th March, 2022)

Molly's Fisheries

Molly's Fisheries
Platt Bridge, the West Coast main line runs behind the trees on the left.

Photo: Thomas Sutch  (Panasonic DMC-TZ70)
Views: 1,995

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 18th March 2022 at 00:22

Spring View, Ince.

Comment by: Mick on 18th March 2022 at 06:47

Its good to see that the fishermen are using safe distance covid friendly fishing platforms.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 18th March 2022 at 07:50

Aaaah, Them's the days.

Nice one Thomas.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2022 at 08:30

A lovely peaceful scene. The fishermen seem more comfortable these days on the folding chairs. What's happened to those square baskets they sat on with the fishing tackle inside.?

Comment by: Roylew on 18th March 2022 at 09:07

Loved those baskets…tying my rod to the crossbar on my bike and the basket strapped over my shoulders with spam butties inside..cycling down Slag Lane to to Pennington Flash for Golborne

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2022 at 10:37

I bet you had many a flat tyre Roy humping that basket on your back!

Comment by: Poet on 18th March 2022 at 11:07

We sat there for hours on creaking baskets
The day unfolding , slowly casting
Out over the water where they basked ,
Old carp fat as Falstaff
Lolling by tables of lily pads .
Barbed mouths bubbling clusters of pearls
That frothed and popped on the surface .
°°° O reel o roach o rondo o rudd
Gudgeon gavotte in Molly's flood °°°°

Pike , loan gun man of the lake
Waits like a sniper in the reeds .
He doesn't belong here with those
Who dance in silver shoals .
They hate him ! This thug
Who has ruined the party .

Comment by: Caro!aen on 18th March 2022 at 13:12

We used to buy the fishing baskets from the Blind shop on Darlington St East. I take it that its long gone.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th March 2022 at 13:17

This used to be called "Gone Fishin'" before it became "Molly's Fisheries", and I always thought what a lovely name that was. It used to conjure up visions of lazy Summer days.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2022 at 13:31

Long gone Carolaen, I think there's a pair of semis there now. I know they made basket stuff but didn't know about the fishing baskets. They had a thick leather strap on them as well.

Comment by: Edna on 18th March 2022 at 14:28

Nice photo, lovely blue skies. The lovely lazy hazy days of summer.

Comment by: Cyril on 18th March 2022 at 14:41

Yes gone, it moved to Lower Ince in the Metrolite building for a while, but that closed too. Remember we'd get all our brushes from their stall in the market hall and always admired the range and excellent quality of the goods they produced.

Mmm, wonder if this is why Mick is moving to London, seems anything goes down there which wouldn't be allowed in Shevy.
The Parish Council and the Shevy Valley PTA would have kittens.


Comment by: Elizabeth on 18th March 2022 at 16:47

Lovely peaceful scene.

Comment by: Geoff on 18th March 2022 at 17:43

That's a really good photo Thomas. The composition, sky, reflections and the depth. It also brings back some memories of a long time ago. Well done! It's good to see that you are getting out and about.

Comment by: e on 18th March 2022 at 18:42

The smile of child finding a good un on the beach P , include me .

Comment by: Pw on 18th March 2022 at 18:56

Was this once called Pear lodge?

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th March 2022 at 20:35

Elizabeth, did you see the recent photo of HAGS on Album? xx

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