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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 28th March, 2022)

The Missing Fountain

The Missing Fountain
Mesnes Park, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Alan H on 28th March 2022 at 09:41

It was much better when it was a flower bed anyway. Bring back the flowerbed.

Comment by: Anne on 28th March 2022 at 10:00

Why is it missing? Is it moved in the winter moths for maintenance? I have never seen it, owing to not visiting the town nowadays.

Comment by: PeterP on 28th March 2022 at 10:08

Not surprised that the fountain has been taken away for I hope repair. A few years ago we walked through the park and you could not see the fountain for kids using it has a climbing frame and swinging from the ornate leaf's. It would not be ideal but Maybe it needs some type of barrier/fence to keep the little darlings at bay.

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th March 2022 at 10:54

I believe it has gone for repair. To be honest, it looks really nice when in place and working.

Comment by: Basil Brush on 28th March 2022 at 11:18

PeterP kids will be kids it's moaning old people like you who give them all a bad name. They are not all bad uns.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th March 2022 at 12:40

I'm not keen on it I must say - it looks 'tacky'.
I agree with Alan H

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 28th March 2022 at 13:43

You've not taken it to London with you have you Mick ? :)

Comment by: Edna on 28th March 2022 at 14:30

Even when it was a flower bed, there were plants missing, and that wasn't kids, it was adults.

Comment by: PeterP on 28th March 2022 at 15:26

Basil Brush I never said ALL kids where bad, I have two grown up kids plus two grandsons and I would give them a good hiding if they even attempted to climb/swing on anything they should not be on. Its ferral kids and their parents who don't know any better who spoil it for the majority of people. Same with litter/disposable BBQ's most people take it home but some just dump it and walk off for some one else to clean up after them.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 28th March 2022 at 16:17

NW1 Standisher, you echoed my initial thoughts. Great minds think alike. Good photo though from the ghost of Shevy past.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th March 2022 at 17:34

I agree Peter P, sometimes it's the parents who don't set an example to the children. Low lifers .. ....

Comment by: TerryW on 28th March 2022 at 18:41

they'll be on benefits and have no morals.

Basil Brush is just trying to spoil things.

Comment by: DTease on 28th March 2022 at 20:11

Ha! Watson, The Case of the Missing Waterworks. Obviously the work of that well known scoundrel, Professor Moriarty. Who else but he would interfere with someone's water works in such a foul manner?
Hand me my glass Watson and I will look for clues among the nether regions, there are bound to be mucky fingerprints in that area.
As I thought Watson, I see signs around the pipe outlet where the dastardly Moriarty has been trying to have it off.
I suspect that the waterworks will be found in the Gardener's shed, along with the statue of a boer war soldier and the mummified body of Arthur Askey.
Elementary my dear Watson!

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 28th March 2022 at 21:02

When I first saw that fountain I thought it looked cheap and nasty. I have never had any reason to change my original opinion.

More evidence of the appalling judgement of Wigan Council.

Or maybe there were a few backhanders involved. Why would that not surprise me?

The damage these venal councillors have done to our town is incalculable and beyond repair.

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