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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 19th September, 2022)

View towards Wigan Town Centre


View towards Wigan Town Centre
Taken from St James & St Thomas, Poolstock.

Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D Mark III)
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Comment by: Wigan Mick on 19th September 2022 at 08:43

I can see the concrete place on this photo so it's taken me takes me back to when I was having a new concrete garage floor put in a t my house,
I remember the builder phoning up to order a load and he said bring it in a 6 legger because the garden was very boggy, but they didn't and it arrived in a 4 legger which got stuck.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th September 2022 at 09:25

A mix of old and new buildings , but our beautiful Parish Church seems to echo Tennyson's poem "The Brook" which I learned at school and still remember...."For men may come and men may go, but I go on forever".

Comment by: Veronica on 19th September 2022 at 14:55

Town and country and the Parish Church is the dominant and oldest feature…
Lovely words Irene very apt for today’s funeral for the queen as she goes home to her rest.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 19th September 2022 at 17:22

Best get yourself down there and take a few photos of the place while you can Mick ,
as Heidelberg are closing it for good at the end of October and will no doubt be dismantling the plant and clearing the site soon afterwards.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th September 2022 at 17:38

Thankyou Veronica. Like The Queen, Wigan Parish Church is a constant in the lives of us in Wigan. Buildings are demolished and erected but the church is always there. I watched The Queen's funeral with interest but with dry eyes until they brought her horse Emma and her corgis out at Windsor to see her pass by ..... that broke me.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 19th September 2022 at 18:24

Thank you Ozy I will get down there to take a some photos of old industrial Wigan before the place is just a romantic memory for some Wigan ladies.
I missed the Queens funeral today because I was at another funeral in Wigan.

Comment by: Sue on 19th September 2022 at 18:41

Me too Irene

Comment by: Veronica on 19th September 2022 at 22:40

It was the Lament played by the Piper, fading, as he marched into the distance.
It got to me as it did at Prince Philip’s funeral.
Only the British can do ceremonials like todays. It went like clockwork every step of the way.

Comment by: Roy on 20th September 2022 at 10:23

VERONICA.
I have a cousin who lives in Canberra. First words out of her mouth were exactly the same as yours regarding 'only the British' etc. . . . .

Comment by: Veronica on 20th September 2022 at 16:22

It’s so very true though Roy. Even the boots ‘crumping’ onto the ground to the dirge like music and Big Ben’s muffled ringing every minute all added to the atmosphere. No other country could compete. They did the Queen proud.

Comment by: Roy on 20th September 2022 at 19:21

I agree totally Veronica everything went perfect and as we say no other nation could have equalled it.

Comment by: Edna on 21st September 2022 at 11:32

I agree with you all, and to think Blair wanted to get rid of the monarchy.

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