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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 28th August, 2022)

Sunset over Whitley

Sunset over Whitley

Photo: WN1 Standisher  (IPhone XR)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 28th August 2022 at 07:36

Nice photo of the sunset.. Standisher. I bet that young lad is wondering what's for tea when he gets home!

Comment by: Weather Woman on 28th August 2022 at 07:41

Poplar Trees make very good wind indicators

Comment by: Veronica on 28th August 2022 at 08:13

Nice to see a photo from you Standisher ….It reminds me of Sleepy Hollow’s!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th August 2022 at 09:31

Nice sunset, obviously looking westwards... is it anywhere in the area of St Clements Rd Standisher ?

Comment by: Poet on 28th August 2022 at 09:59

Nice one WN1 . A Corot like sunset .

Comment by: Cyril on 28th August 2022 at 10:14

Speed humps that hardly make any difference to folks driving attitude to the regulatory maximum speed that is prominently shown, the majority of motorists totally ignore these maximum 20mph zones and drive at speed even when going over the humps as though they are on a racetrack.

The humps were meant to be higher than they are, but a wannabe councillor stated a campaign saying the height of the road humps would be damaging cars, but if motorists drove at the set speed their cars wouldn't be damaged. These humps were then installed at a lower level which defeats the purpose they were meant to prevent.
Also the vast majority of the speeding drivers aren't local they are drivers using these side streets as short cuts rather than using the main roads.

Dump the Hump campaign.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th August 2022 at 10:46

The Humps remind me of a few weeks ago when my granddaughter who has only just passed her driving test drove over them and my bones shook that much I nearly went through the roof! Besides my teeth rattling, I just had to bite my tongue and contain myself! That was another lesson learned for her……in her dinky little car….

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 28th August 2022 at 11:08

Thanks all. The view is looking towards Walter Scott Avenue with the WCML running behind the poplar trees. Cyril. There was a lot of objection to the speed humps, so much so that the council came back and modified them, putting extra tarmac either side of the bump to soften the effect. The crescent is used aa a rat run and the speed some cars come down here is scary. I didn't see the lad when I took the shot Irene, he may have been off for a few scoops in the Boars Head.

Comment by: Bill on 28th August 2022 at 11:29

The trees behind the houses on the left are on the site of the former Elms colliery tip. When I was a boy we used to ride our bikes on the top of it. We called it Scouts Hill and I spent many happy hours on it bike riding, lighting fires, train spotting etc. The poplar trees were near what was a tennis club.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 28th August 2022 at 12:45

I've always wondered why Walter Scott as a avenue named after him in Wigan.
Stan I bet if you climbed on top of your house roof you would be able to see our house.

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 28th August 2022 at 14:41

This brings back many happy memories of riding my bike around here and trainspotting at the crossing between Whitley and Beech Hill. Waiting for the 8.00 pm Brit to pass through on it's way to Scotland each evening. This was circa 1966 but I do not recognise the photo now. It was all newly built then and the poplar trees would have been newly planted saplings.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 28th August 2022 at 15:37

Mick :). Bill, would the tennis courts have been where the back end of Gidlow Cemetery is now ?

Comment by: fred on 28th August 2022 at 16:19

The council spend a mint on traffic calming, and the stupid 20 mph signs on almost every street plus a 30mph sign on the opposite side of the same street. The Suset makes the pic.

Comment by: Edna on 28th August 2022 at 22:41

Lovely photo, I love the sky at night.WN1 Standisher Thanks!!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th August 2022 at 08:23

Standisher, i have my bearings now....the area of Ashford Rise was once open land right to the railway where my sister & I would watch for ...what we thought was the Flying Scotsman. 3 St Clements Rd where my grandparents lived was near the main road. Old photos show there was nothing but fields behind their house....what a change.

Comment by: Bill on 29th August 2022 at 11:08

Yes on second thoughts I think you are right WN1.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 29th August 2022 at 13:02

I was round there yesterday on the mountain bike. Round the back of the cemetery, along to Scouts Hill ( but not up it ), over the rail crossing and across the park to Whitley Crescent. A nice ride mostly off road. Planning to go a little further afield today. May take a few pictures whilst I'm out. You never know I may bump into Mick coming the other way :)

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