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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 2nd August, 2022)

O No! Not Another One!

O No! Not Another One!
O yes! I can’t go all through July without taking a picture of THAT bridge.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Nikon D7500)
Views: 1,998

Comment by: e on 2nd August 2022 at 01:38

Unwind my threads, one by one ,
upon thy heaven shall be spun ,
to be entwined on this old Earth,
embroidered in my fabric worth ,
until I gather rich as these ,
eyes to vision , clear beg please,
so I may wear a garment gold ,
made from moments , as you unfold..

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd August 2022 at 07:56

Never apologise for photographing "that bridge" Dennis. It's always a lovely view, from any angle, in any weather and at any time of day. I love the way the trees above it and the long grasses beneath it form a natural photo-frame.

Comment by: Pw on 2nd August 2022 at 08:04

Good photo of THAT bridge Dennis.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 2nd August 2022 at 08:34

If those shrubs that have started to grow out of it are nor killed off soon they will cause all sorts of damage to it.
The lovely hump back road bridge in Gathurst got two growing from, I reported it to the CRT, 6 weeks ago, they said they will look into it but nothing been done yet.

Comment by: PeterP on 2nd August 2022 at 08:59

Nice photo of the bridge. I think I would have waited till it was clear of people.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2022 at 10:45

Good perspective of the fairy tale bridge. So much nicer than modern bridges.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 2nd August 2022 at 12:34

Ozy, Mr B put on another classic video of a abandoned petrol station in Wigan,
A photo of the kiosk of this petrol station was used as a PAD sometime last year.


Comment by: fred on 2nd August 2022 at 12:54

A lovely bridge, but it's getting more difficult to take photos of it due to lots of growth, a few years there was no problem.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd August 2022 at 14:02

I dont mind in the least at looking at yet another pic of a very lovely old bridge. Thanks Dennis.

Comment by: Pw on 2nd August 2022 at 14:24

Peterp,why should it not have people in the photo?It gives a perspective of the size of the bridge to people who might not know it.

Comment by: PeterP on 2nd August 2022 at 15:39

Pw personally the bridge would have looked more scenic with the natural vegetation surrounding it than with people stood on it

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 2nd August 2022 at 16:07

Cyril can you email Brian wiganer@gmail.com and he will give you my email address.
Ive got some sad news about one of you cousins that you can pass on to Betty and rest of them who are still alive.

Comment by: Ray on 2nd August 2022 at 18:02

Where is this bridge ? . I thought someone would have mentioned the
location of this bridge, please let me know.

Comment by: Dave on 2nd August 2022 at 18:43

Mick , Ozy , is changing a double headed starter cock , but the wedging washer has jammed , so he’s on it with the club hammer and blow torch . One club hammer has already gone threw the window and has hit an old petrol forgotten , which has set fire to the lock shed .This is sad as the wedging washer , as the manual states , has just two hex grub screws holding it in place.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 2nd August 2022 at 20:36

Mick, many years ago , I would often go to the Joiners Arms in Chorley on a Saturday evening .

There was always this one bloke there who never failed to get up to sing . He thought he was an excellent vocalist when in actual fact I’d never heard anyone with a worse singing voice than his , but the thing is he thought that he was brilliant , and that’s where the entertainment lay.

I know it sounds cruel now , but we used to go there just to snigger at him , although no malice was intended and he always got a good reception , so he either never noticed the sniggers, or if he did , then he didn’t seem to mind , and everyone present enjoyed a good time.

Now Mr. B reminds me of that chap.

His videos and commentary are that bad , they’re quite entertaining .

I could strap a video camera to the cat’s yed ,
set it recording , send her out , and she’d come back with a better video than yon mon’s , but I doubt if it would be half as comical .

Comment by: DTease on 2nd August 2022 at 21:31

‘Ave just watched that video, fotch thi cat on Ozy!

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd August 2022 at 21:42

Just seen your comment Mick, have done so.

Ozy your posting brought back some great memories of the Tuesday nights when four of us mates would have a night out touring the pubs of Chorley, on our stop at the Joiners Arms there was always a few folks awaiting their turn for the singing area 'Le Moulin Rouge', complete with a painted red windmill in the background, and yes there was always a character or two that sang all the right notes, though not necessarily in the right order, but good luck to all of them they enjoyed themselves and gave enjoyment to others.

There was a lot of yellow lilies growing in the canal along there and I'd wondered if after thinning out the lily roots in the pond and fountain at Haigh Hall they had thrown the odd lily roots from there into the canal

Comment by: Dave on 3rd August 2022 at 09:15

Ray , if you carried on walking on the canal bank ( left in the picture) you would be opposite the golf course at Haigh Hall . Just to the right is the last bridge over the canal on the plantation road .

Comment by: Edna on 4th August 2022 at 22:27

Lovely photo Dennis.Love this bridge, walked over it many times.Happy memories

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 11th August 2022 at 03:42

Ok, so everybody walks across this bridge and takes a pic. How many of you have passed under it?

Comment by: DTease on 31st October 2022 at 08:59

I’ve passed water under it once or twice Robin.

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