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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 9th September, 2022)

Summer Time

Summer Time
Summer time... and the living is easy.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Nikon D7500)
Views: 2,148

Comment by: Poet on 9th September 2022 at 00:43

This is real class photography Dennis . A lovely evocation of summer .
Seriously brilliant mate , and a nice caption too .

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th September 2022 at 07:50

Dennis you will forgive me bypassing your photo for the moment.
A sad time for our country hearing that the Queen died yesteday. The ony Monarch I & many other people have ever known. I watched her Coronation on a small tv screen in the front room of my Auntie Lizzie's house at Hall Green along with family, friends & neighbours.
Her life was not one she might have chosen but she put the love of her country & duty first.
We will miss her lovely smile.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 9th September 2022 at 08:12

They do say that 1 in 3 people who walk our earth is using a mobile telephone, this photo confirms it.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th September 2022 at 08:13

"Gone fishin'".....hazy days in the sun. Lovely!

Comment by: Maureen on 9th September 2022 at 08:35

What a lovely peaceful shot Dennis,I'd love to be there for a couple of hours just doing nothing.

Comment by: Jembo on 9th September 2022 at 09:21

A lovely photo!

Comment by: Poet on 9th September 2022 at 09:26

Mick , it's not a mobile . The lads got his Ted Hughes out and is reading
'Pike ' .
' The pond I fished was as deep as England ...'

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 9th September 2022 at 09:48

It’s like losing one of your own family Helen. It’s hard to lose someone who as been part of your daily life for ALL of your life.
Her coronation was the first great event of my life, I was six years old at the time, but I remember all the fuss, the flags and the coronation cup we were given at school.

Comment by: Wiganer on 9th September 2022 at 11:37

Nice photograph, which brings back many happy childhood memories.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th September 2022 at 11:45

Beautiful photograph today. Albeit a sad one as well with the loss of the Queen. I dare say those little Coronation mugs will go up in value. I bought one in an Antique shop last year for 50p in Penrith. It was to replace the one that was lost years ago.
What a momentous day it was when the Queen was crowned something you don’t forget, history in the making though you didn’t realise it at the time.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th September 2022 at 11:45

A wonderful summer scene Dennis....the song Lazy, Hazy days of Summer came into my mind the moment I saw it.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 9th September 2022 at 11:46

Thanks for the comment Poet, I’m glad you liked the photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th September 2022 at 11:51

Helen. lovely words and I know Dennis won't mind your bypassing the photo at all. I was born the year she came to the throne so have known no other monarch. When her father died in the February of 1952 they minted no more coins until Elizabeth was crowned in 1953, so 1952 coins are quite uncommon. My niece got all her Aunties a sixpence from the year of their birth when she got married and had no end of a problem getting my sixpence! Then my daughter managed to get me a 1952 threepenny bit. Queen Elizabeth will be much missed....she was thrown into a job she probably never expected to be hers and didn't really want, but she gave it her all and she has never put a foot wrong, May she rest in peace now.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 9th September 2022 at 12:21

Ive been in the Queens a house three times and I remember she give me a big wave as drove past me on Spring road Kitt Green.
For anybody who as a couple of hours to spare and wants to visit the area of today's PAD just cadge a lift to the top of Hall lane and then walk about 100 yards to the left, and abracadabra it will be there

Comment by: Poet on 9th September 2022 at 12:56

Still half asleep in the sun
The angler , throned upon the bank
Spirals line upon the water .
A lad in wonder on the bridge
Net bent like a boomerang
In the cockie dark mirror ,
Reflecting under leaves
The last Elizabethan summer
Has known nothing else .
The angler watches the quill
He knew would one day go under ,
But now it has , can't believe it's gone .
Things are not as they should be ,
As the orb like sun sets on the canal .

Comment by: Fred on 9th September 2022 at 13:06

A different view to the nicest bridge in Wigan, and it's a good one, the three men make it.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th September 2022 at 13:40

With the end capstones being square on the left side and rounded on the right I wondered if the bridge had been repaired at some time, apparently not as you can see in the photo in link below, though the path leading down seems to have disappeared and the bridge itself subsiding leaving less room under the archway.


Compare the archway now from what it was in 1903.

Comment by: e on 9th September 2022 at 17:12

She told it plain and simple ,
I’ll be there til the end ,
She then fulfilled her promise ,
No noise , no break , no bend ..

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 9th September 2022 at 18:06

For all those who are thinking about our Queen, I thought I would let you know that theres a he is a book of condolence in Wigan Parish Church.
I signed it this afternoon, I didnt see many Wiganers, the people I saw in the church signing the book appeared to be Asians and Africans.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 9th September 2022 at 18:10

Another beautiful pic Dennis,lifting the spirits on a sad day.Thank you.

Comment by: DTease on 9th September 2022 at 18:56

I imagine they were relying on you turning up Mick.

Comment by: Steve on 9th September 2022 at 19:21

I have seen five monarchs in my lifetime . Elizabeth was simply the best !

Comment by: Cyril on 9th September 2022 at 20:24

That's good to know Mick. There are also books of condolence at both Wigan and Leigh Town Halls. For folks unable to get to a book of condolence you can leave your message here: https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence

Comment by: Cyril on 9th September 2022 at 20:48

Further to the Books of Condolence to the Royal Family in the Wigan and Leigh Town Halls here is a link to more information regarding them and a formal proclamation in Believe Square.


Comment by: Brian B on 11th September 2022 at 14:37

Cyril maybe the rounded capstone was to prevent the boat tow ropes from snagging.

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