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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 19th August, 2022)

One man went to mow


One man went to mow
Winstanley park.

Photo: Barbara Mason  (Leica C-Lux 3)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 19th August 2022 at 07:28

I'm no expert on photography Barbara but that is one good image. The light & dark shades of the sky, woods & field. Lovely !

Comment by: Veronica on 19th August 2022 at 08:20

Nice tranquil scene… still a need for rain.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th August 2022 at 08:46

One Man Went To Mow.....What a good title for this lovely photo! The photo itself reminds me of the first line of a poem I say to myself every first of October....."The rolling moors of Lancashire are wide and bracken-gold", and the title reminds me, as we approach September and the darkening nights, of all us kids singing "One Man Went To Mow" on the annual trip to "t'Blackpool 'luminations" when someone in our street a always "got a coach up" for our annual treat.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th August 2022 at 09:11

Great view of the clouds skimming the top of Winter Hill. Nice one Barbara.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 19th August 2022 at 09:19

At one time all that would have been cut by one man with a scythe.

Comment by: Gary on 19th August 2022 at 10:50

Syd - the Man and Scythe - a pub in Bolton (does it still trade?) , the motto of the Pilkington family with the legend: Now Thus Now Thus.

Excellent photo.

Comment by: Carolean. on 19th August 2022 at 12:13

Syd. Quite a few men and quite a few scythes.

Comment by: e on 19th August 2022 at 12:48

Young Angels

Lay me an egg , ready to break ,
Give me a mother , with food I can take ,
Lend me a branch , to try out my wings ,
Flap off the raindrops that heaven does bring ,Then when I’m ready, let me fly to the clouds , And sing with the Angels , in Splendour out loud ...

Comment by: Veronica on 19th August 2022 at 13:27

The pub is still trading (Ye Olde Man and Scythe)
“England.[1] The earliest recorded mention of its name is in a charter from 1251, making it one of the ten oldest public houses in Britain and the oldest in Bolton. The present form of the name, prefixed with "Ye Olde", is a pseudoarchaism derived from the Man and Scythe Inn; it derives from the crest of the Pilkington family, which consists of a reaper using a scythe, alluding to a tradition about one of the early members of the family.[2]”

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th August 2022 at 15:04

I saw the tomb of the Pilkington family in St Helens Cemetery yesterday - the man with a scythe is carved in a roundel at each end.

Comment by: fred on 19th August 2022 at 16:04

A well taken photo, it as a lot going for it, well done Barbara

Comment by: Elizabeth on 19th August 2022 at 16:40

Used to love that pub,but haven't been there for several years.Glad it's still open.x

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 19th August 2022 at 21:05

Rev David Long, the Pilkington "family"? Actually, a couple of members of it.

Comment by: Edna on 19th August 2022 at 23:26

Lovey photo Barbara, very tranquil. Love the sky.

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