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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 28th October, 2022)

Misty Wigan


Misty Wigan
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,835

Comment by: Joan on 28th October 2022 at 05:36

Looks like your up Parbold Hill Mick.
if it wasn't misty you would be able to see our house on this one,

Comment by: Linma on 28th October 2022 at 06:31

Absolutely beautiful.

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 28th October 2022 at 09:51

What is the chimney in the distance? It appears to be in use with smok!e coming out but it could be deceptive and be background mist. All the other mist is horizontal though, not upwards.

Comment by: Pat McC on 28th October 2022 at 11:07

The smoking chimney gives it a Victorian feel - making it look like smog rather than mist.

Atmospheric photo - thanks Mick.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 28th October 2022 at 11:59

The chimney is at Wigan Infirmary, its were they burn all the medical rubbish and old worn out body parts

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 28th October 2022 at 12:44

Now that is a really good photo Mick. Misty & mysterious.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2022 at 12:59

This photo is similar to one put on a few years ago from a slightly different angle. I remember it well as I did a pencil drawing of it. ( I asked permission of course and gave it away.)

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th October 2022 at 14:36

I put two comments on this photo earlier today and neither have appeared, which is disappointing.

Comment by: Pw on 28th October 2022 at 15:50

Also happens to me Irene and sometimes they come on twice.

Comment by: Marky on 28th October 2022 at 16:57

Brilliant picture Mick . Thank you for sharing .

Comment by: Pw on 28th October 2022 at 17:14

Also happens to me Irene and sometimes they come on twice.

Comment by: Jeanette on 28th October 2022 at 17:23

Another photo by Mick/Joan ????

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 28th October 2022 at 18:45

Try again Irene I cant wait to see what this photo reminds you off.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 28th October 2022 at 18:52

Don’t despair Irene , It also happens to me ; Quite frequently in fact .
Although I do take a modicum of comfort in the knowledge that it’s merely a tinpot parochial site anyway …

Now this one may be published …or it may not …I’m guessing the latter , although I could hardly care less whichever .
And to prove my point , if the punctuation marks appear in the correct place , then I’ll show my bottom outside Halfords .

Comment by: Cyril on 28th October 2022 at 19:31

Syd Smith, they don't burn hospital medical waste and as you say worn out body parts at Wigan RAEI, it all gets taken away and incinerated as per government guidelines as it has been for some years. It was a coal fired boiler at one time, but it is now gas so what you are seeing is the normal plume of condensing CO2 and water vapour when it hits the cold atmosphere, the same as it does on a domestic gas boiler.

Strange how you can see that chimney but not Pagefield Mill chimney, which would be to the right?

Comment by: . Ozy . on 28th October 2022 at 19:44

If it weren’t for the fog , you’d almost be able to see my Anderson shelter on this one Mick.

The plume of smoke to the left of the hospital chimney could possibly be from my AGA I suppose ……either that or the chip pan , although I’m unable to recall the exact date that it caught fire for the umpteenth time .

I was only recently recommended a care home in Chorley that specialises in the care of dementia patients , although I’ve forgotten the name of the place for the minute .

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th October 2022 at 20:16

Third time lucky??....Since you ask me to try again, Mick, the photo reminded me of the early 1960s when smoke issuing from factory chimneys was still a common sight....the chimney on the skyline of the photo brought that back; it also brought back another memory of the early sixties when a slight gritty haze seemed to hang over our town, even on the sunniest day, , and the smell of smoke and coal was ever-present.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 28th October 2022 at 21:01

'Some People' wouldn't recognise Wigan if it smacked 'em in t'gob.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2022 at 21:55

Even in’t fog Bruce..

Comment by: Dave on 28th October 2022 at 23:36

'tinpot parochial'
In the Outback , they spend weeks, in the burning heat, looking for gems..

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