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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 9th April, 2023)

Stone Lion

Stone Lion
The Stone Lion, Haigh Hall.
The lion was originally atop of Wigan Gasworks in Sovereign Road.

Photo: Joanne  (iPhone)
Views: 1,577

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th April 2023 at 08:07

Well composed shot, joanne...

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 9th April 2023 at 08:51

He looks as if he's master of all he surveys, keeping an eye on the hall when the visitors have gone home.

Comment by: Dorothy G on 9th April 2023 at 08:52


Comment by: Veronica on 9th April 2023 at 09:43

The Lion looks to the future. I never knew that he was on top of the Gas Works of all places. My dad worked there 40 odd years..at least Leo has retired to a
better place and view.

Comment by: Maureen on 9th April 2023 at 09:49

That's a lovely shot Joanne.

Comment by: Garry on 9th April 2023 at 10:07

Beautiful photo of a great hall and grounds.
Happy Easter.

Comment by: Joanne on 9th April 2023 at 12:25

Thanks, everyone. Happy Easter!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th April 2023 at 12:46

Thats a great photo Joanne. He looks a splendid beast in splendid surroundings.
Happy Easter !

Comment by: Sandra on 9th April 2023 at 13:06

Like it loads, well done Joanne.
Happy Easter to all.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th April 2023 at 13:35

Joanne, you've done some good comments and links on the history of the Lion.

Comment by: Pat McCcxj0 on 9th April 2023 at 14:05

A different view of a very elegant Hall. Thank you Joanne. A happy Easter to you all. X

Comment by: Joanne on 9th April 2023 at 14:20

Thanks, Cyril, I recently also found online photos of a wonderful 3D model of the lion here: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/the-gasworks-lion-haigh-woodland-park-ebcb2316e2e74381a85fe2059a8b3275

Comment by: Cyril on 9th April 2023 at 18:24

That's a good link to something different and very good too Joanne, they've even got the splodges from the remains of paint on the model. It says somewhere that the lion was painted a golden colour at one time, whether at the gasworks or when on arrival at Haigh Hall I don't know.

Comment by: Edna on 9th April 2023 at 20:54

Very good photo Joanne. Happy Easter everyone.x

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