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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 29th August, 2023)

Vandalised


Vandalised
Vandalised Tree in Shevington.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,356

Comment by: Derek Platt on 29th August 2023 at 01:21

Watch out for someone building a canoe out of tree bark

Comment by: Annabel on 29th August 2023 at 01:23

Vandalism at Shevington....never.
I Can't belive this happened in Shevy, we have the best community in Wigan. But the picture doesn't lie and I'm sadend to see this.

Comment by: Gill on 29th August 2023 at 07:06

Thanks Mick but what a shame. That beautiful tree will likely die now. Squirrels had a munch on the bark of my ceanothus last winter probably due to hunger, and it's lost some branches as a result, but this is just mindless. Why would anyone do such a thing I wonder.

Comment by: Maureen on 29th August 2023 at 07:14

Whatever possessed anybody to do that to a beautiful tree,let’s hope they spend the rest of their lives regretting being an idiot..words really fail me.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th August 2023 at 07:33

What warped & vile mind would do such a thing ?
The tree will die without its bark covering.

Comment by: PeterP on 29th August 2023 at 08:19

I thought this was shangri la and every thing was sweetness and light in Shevy. Unfortunately the village like anywhere else has its idiots. If they have debarked the tree all the way round then it may die because some trees get their water through the bark and in effect they have cut off the trees supply . Its the back end of the school holidays and boredom has set in a lot of the kids have not had any form of vacation away this year and have been kicking their heels for 5/6 weeks

Comment by: Veronica on 29th August 2023 at 08:46

That’s awful…it’s on a par with skinning an animal. I wonder if something can be done to protect it. There must be an expert who can advise. I can’t believe this has happened. The Parish Committee MUST come up with an answer that’s what they are there for. It’s very sad and I really mean that. I hope it doesn’t have to be chopped down.
(By the way what’s that figure doing sitting on a trunk? )

Comment by: Veronica on 29th August 2023 at 08:53

I have to say I love those Accrington brick terraced houses. Reminds me of my last house loads of room for families. Very smart with a nice outlook.

Comment by: Joan on 29th August 2023 at 09:00

Mick, have they found out who was responsible yet, I know one of the volunteer gardens was asking for residents' door cam footage.

Comment by: Alan on 29th August 2023 at 09:01

It's getting bad this cost of living crisis in Shevy, they're chopping trees now for firewood.
It's not you is it Garry?

Comment by: Barry on 29th August 2023 at 09:05

I didn't know you have Tigers in Shevington Mick.
Like you always say, Shevington is
different than the rest of Wigan.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th August 2023 at 10:04

We all kicked our heels for six weeks back in the school holidays in the sixties; few families went away for a week back then and our "holiday" was half a day at Southport. We had no such things as x-boxes and computers, and spent most of our time playing out, but 90% of children wouldn't have dreamed of doing this. Sadly, though, even back then there were vandals....there always have been and always will be. Small things amuse small minds.

Comment by: Pauline on 29th August 2023 at 12:37

Hope they catch the culprit because someone is walking around with a serious knife on them.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th August 2023 at 12:53

PeterP.....VACATION ????
What are we coming to in this country ? HOLIDAYS are what we have here !
(Its ok...only ribbing you, I think I'm quite a nice human being really ...hopefully ! )

Comment by: Garry on 29th August 2023 at 12:56

No not guilty, Alan.
I hope him,her, them are seen on camera.

Comment by: Scaramouche on 29th August 2023 at 13:48

Quote"Its the back end of the school holidays and boredom has set in a lot of the kids have not had any form of vacation away this year and have been kicking their heels for 5/6 weeks" Oh dear..What a shame.!!!! Peter P What a PRAT you are.. Another leftie, liberal, . my kids can do no wrong..do gooder.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th August 2023 at 14:21

What a thing to say Scaramouch! We all know when the school holidays are coming to an end the older kids do get bored. Where I live some kids have gone around at 12 00 at night scratching cars and smashing the windows of the cars. Where are their parents at that time? How would you like to wake up to that? I am pleased to say some of the evil scoundrels have been caught. I hope the parents are fined heavily. It’s a good hiding they need not a tap on the wrist.

Comment by: Scaramouche on 29th August 2023 at 14:29

Veronica ??? Where have I exonerated their behaviour? I am berating what Peter P posted making excuses for the vandalism

Comment by: Admin on 29th August 2023 at 14:31

If there was ever a case for bringing back the BIRCH this is it..

Comment by: Pw on 29th August 2023 at 14:47

We used to get five weeks school holiday and I can never remember being bored.Even though I did not mind school I hated going back.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 29th August 2023 at 14:48

Joan, one of the cameras picked up a group of teenagers all wearing hooded jumpers getting off the Gathurst Standish circular bus, so if it was them they could have boarded the bus in Wigan, Pem council estates, or Orrell.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th August 2023 at 14:51

I don’t think for one minute Peter P was making excuses Scaramouch …that’s not how he has come across to me. Apologies if I’m wrong but I don’t see his words meaning as an excuse..far from it unless he’s being sarcastic.

Comment by: Garry on 29th August 2023 at 14:58

We used to catch the train from Ince to Parbold Station and walk to Newbrough farm and go strawberry and pea picking on our school Summer holidays. We as friends left school age 15 and never ever got bored and caused vandalism.
Great times, happy times.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 29th August 2023 at 15:41

Hanging's too good for them!

Comment by: Scaramouche on 29th August 2023 at 15:48

Veronica, if what he(Peter P) said isn't an excuse what is it??? It dosen't come across as sarcasm?

Comment by: Veronica on 29th August 2023 at 16:36

The hooded gang could have been coming home after a day out. Surely they’re not boarding a bus just to peel bark of a tree in Shangri La.
Scaramouch perhaps only Peter P knows what he means. I have apologised to you anyway so no hard feelings.

Comment by: e on 29th August 2023 at 18:53

This is not vandalism! This is change I am unable to cope with - from place and time I knew , and even more my inability to cope with the absolute fact that my downhill is far less beautiful than the vision I viewed , held , loved and treasured in my climb ., which within my hold
is such a safe bed and such a glowing coal fire ..

Comment by: Maureen on 29th August 2023 at 19:44

Garry,I also used to go pea picking in the School holidays..there's no joy at all in getting up to mischief..it just wasn't in kids then to vandalise anything.

Comment by: Pat McC on 29th August 2023 at 20:21

Wonder if they even know that these trees support our very existence.

Comment by: Malc on 29th August 2023 at 20:28

Bring back national service.

Comment by: Arthur on 29th August 2023 at 20:44

You see vandalism everyday, how many times have we seen bus shelter windows smashed.
The real problem is Where is our Police patrols......

Comment by: Arkwright on 29th August 2023 at 21:23

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Comment by: Cyril on 29th August 2023 at 21:27

What a shame for that to happen to such a beautiful tree, it'll have brought nothing but gladness to so many folks over the many years its been growing there, and it does look to be far too extensive for the tree to survive and like others I agree it will most likely be cut down.

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