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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 26th June, 2022)

The Stag

The Stag
The Stag at Orrell Post.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: John G on 26th June 2022 at 05:42

I can see the work on the new Orrell roundabout hasn't started yet, I think it got delayed because of Covid.
The plan was then to move the famous Orrell Post to a raised plinth in the middle of the newly constructed roundabout.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th June 2022 at 08:05

Good Grief you you mean to say its still there...not been demolished for a block of flats, supermarket, petrol station, big new box building garishly painted ?
Has it really escaped the hands of you know who ?

Twice a day I used to pass that pub at Orrell Post on the bus bound for school at Ormskirk .

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th June 2022 at 09:01

I've never been in there but it is a lovely building, Good photo, Dennis.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 26th June 2022 at 09:23

It’s still there Helen, but surrounded on all sides by traffic and traffic lights.
It was a rare moment of peace when I took this photo.

Comment by: RIP on 26th June 2022 at 10:04

Joe Simpson a regular here. the nicest person you cold wish to meet. Thinn of you every time I pass.Gone but not forgotten.

Comment by: Cyril on 26th June 2022 at 14:28

Did you call in for a meal Dennis, they are very good for the price (especially midweek) and with excellent waitress service.

Not heard about the roundabout John, though it should make turning right from Orrell Road into Moor Road far easier.

Comment by: John G1 on 26th June 2022 at 16:04

Cyril I’am sorry to say our double ganger keeps at it and once again it’s not me?
However if you look at the time the post was put on it may shed some light.
I have to feel sorry for the guy, if this is the only way he gets is kicks he’s very sad man.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 26th June 2022 at 20:08

I suppose it’s feasible that there may well be a number of Johns whose surname begins with the letter G , and the duplication therefore may not be quite as sinister as it would appear to be.

Personally , if someone other than myself began using the allonym Ozy , I would change my ID to Claude, or Archie, or Baldrick , or Violet Horse, or something equally bizarre,….having first made it clear to all concerned of course, my intentions of doing so and my reasons for so doing.

So although I can see that it might be irritating, I fail to recognise an insurmountable problem here.

If therefore, you notice the occasional post from “Baldrick”, appearing on here at some future date, you may assume that the previous post from “Ozy” isn’t one of mine.

Regards. Violet Horse.

Comment by: John G on 26th June 2022 at 21:14

I’ll keep that in mind Violet.

Comment by: Cyril on 26th June 2022 at 21:30

Sorry John G1, I hadn't noticed. Using a nom de plume is one thing but pretending to be someone else isn't on, even though we all have a good idea who it is it doesn't put him off. Noticing the early time they do say that London never sleeps - if he ever did move to there, and more likely be the empty supermarket juggernauts returning from Scotland rattling away along the M6 through Shevy waking him.

For the meal deals at The Stag I meant weekdays (Mon-Fri) rather than midweek - two for a tenner (well £9.99) which is good value.

Comment by: Baldrick on 26th June 2022 at 21:48

I’ll give you a tip for a better deal Cyril.

A couple of slices of fillet steak from England’s butchers in Pem , and a bag of washed spuds from that place at Halfway house.

Twice as good and half the price….trust me.

No waitress service unfortunately,……..but….hey ho !

Regards. Claude Balls.

Comment by: Tiddles the Cat on 26th June 2022 at 22:06

I agree, Claude.

ps: don't tell Violet you've heard from me.

Mr. O Mandias,
Antique Land.

Comment by: DTease on 26th June 2022 at 22:17

I hope you are being green Baldrick and using your dirty water from the dolly tub to wash the spuds with.

My mate Albert was dining out one evening in a posh restaurant and the waiter asked him “And how does sir like his steak done?”. “Just tek t’horns off un wipe it’s a-rse” said Albert.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 26th June 2022 at 22:39

And incidentally, I can assure you that the masked psych..sorry, …cyclist, has most definitely relocated to the metropolopse.

Truthfully, I haven’t as yet beamed onto his exact location, although my best guess at this juncture would be the Notting Hill area..noted for fresh air and reggae music……and the occasional whiff of ganja on the breeze.

You may all sleep soundly though , secure in the assurance that I will keep you informed on a regular basis with regards to any future developments, as and when further intelligence surfaces…..as it inevitably must.

Regards. Roy Rogers.

Comment by: DTease on 27th June 2022 at 09:13

Our intrepid traveling hero will have to watch his back there Ozy.

Comment by: Roy of the Rovers on 27th June 2022 at 09:32

He was at Shevington Fete last Saturday.

Regardless, Royston Vasey.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th June 2022 at 12:49

Tiddles the correct address for sending cards and Jiffy bags etc…
Mr O Mandias
1, Tin Shelter Museum
Dolly Tub Drive,
WN 1
Don’t forget Lancs it’s very important..please post the top and bottom sets of teeth in a registered envelope.

Comment by: DTease on 30th June 2022 at 08:15

That’s funny Veronica, so many digs in one little comment. Made me laugh that did.

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