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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 12th September, 2022)

Walker Gardens


Walker Gardens
Haigh Country Park.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: PeterP on 12th September 2022 at 08:01

Many a year since I visited the wall gardens.Are there still greenhouses at the side of the garden which you could walk through? Looking at the photo is the dark patch a pot hole or as we would say an ankle turner?

Comment by: Syd Smith on 12th September 2022 at 09:05

I was told by one of the gardeners that the curved steel RSJ was part of a railway line that was made by Walkers and was destined for a mountain railway line in Peru.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th September 2022 at 09:13

I have very happy memories of the walled garden. It is the sort of place where people whose hobby is to re-enact various times in history, such as Victorian days, 1920s, 1940s etc. could walk along in their costumes and not look out of place, such is the feeling of timelessness in there.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 12th September 2022 at 10:04

A couple of weeks ago I came across this group re-enacting Alice Through the Looking Glass in the Walker Gardens.

https://youtu.be/UvgLBdd7D64

Comment by: KNX on 12th September 2022 at 10:38

Co-incidentally, tomorrow will be the 56th anniversary of the death of Alderman Walker, after whom the gardens are named.

Comment by: DTease on 12th September 2022 at 11:34

Did they send it to Peru via Royal Mail Syd? The last time I sent a letter to Blackpool I got a reply three months later from a Mr P Bear with a Peru postmark.
It was a bit of a rambling letter, he kept on writing about marmalade butties and how he was coming over here to see the Queen.
Goes to show if you send something as simple as an RSJ via Royal Mail you never know where it’ll end up.

Comment by: Fred on 12th September 2022 at 12:36

Quite a while since I went there, it was always worth a look.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th September 2022 at 06:14

Yes Mr P bear has gone on another journey escorting the Queen, but he’ll be back soon. He just wants to see her safely on her way. Good bear!

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