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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 13th January, 2024)

Marina


Marina
Leigh.

Photo: John (Westhoughton)  (iPhone)
Views: 1,727

Comment by: Sir Bob on 13th January 2024 at 00:17

Actually,,,, it is in Bickershaw

Comment by: Arthur on 13th January 2024 at 04:59

A really lovely place now at the old Bickershaw pit and surrounded areas. It use to be a miserable and boring place from Plank Lane to the old Nissan garage at fairways, Leigh. Now a beautiful Marina and lovely houses to live there. The place is unrecognisable towards it used to be. Now Wigan Council should be congratulated for turning a slum area into a beautiful place.

Comment by: PeterP on 13th January 2024 at 06:07

The boat people. Glad to see a good use of the waterways after years of neglect.

Comment by: Poet on 13th January 2024 at 07:32

Marina ....Leigh Marina....... What are these strange enchantments that start whenever you're near ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 13th January 2024 at 08:27

Looks quiet but is heaving in the Summer. We occasionally walk down from Abram, through Crankwood Village, to the Marina, and then back along the canal, a long but nice walk.

Comment by: Gary on 13th January 2024 at 08:51

Bickershaw Colliery Band - conductor, W. Haydock. Recorded several old 78rpm tunes in the early 1950s.
This photo is entirely new to me - encouraging. Thanks, John.

Comment by: Tom on 13th January 2024 at 09:07

A lovely area so well done to the developers

Comment by: Veronica on 13th January 2024 at 09:39

You could pretend you were in Tobermory Scotland….not! ;o)

Comment by: Alan on 13th January 2024 at 09:45

Irene is the Dover Lock pub still in disgrace or has it now been demolished. I've also learned the Gardners Arms in Atherton is to close by the brewery in a few weeks time, very sad.
Nice to see the Marina has been reclaimed.

Comment by: Tim Walker on 13th January 2024 at 09:50

Always been a scruffy place round there, the best canal walks is in Appley Bridge and Parbold.
The scenery is much better.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 13th January 2024 at 10:28

Nice picture John, not an area that I am familiar with but from what others have said it looks to have been regenerated nicely.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 13th January 2024 at 10:51

Alan, The Dover Lock is slowly crumbling and it in a terrible state. I could weep when I see it.
There seems to be a familiar voice on p-a-d the last few days.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th January 2024 at 11:09

Its in the DNA Irene..
shall we open a bureau? ‘Long lost Families’…

Comment by: Alan on 13th January 2024 at 11:19

Sorry Irene, only asking a question.

Comment by: Johnny on 13th January 2024 at 11:26

It don't not look like a row houses to me , thirst glance I thought it was a bit of the space station.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 13th January 2024 at 12:08

Alan, the Dover Lock pub is in a disgraceful state, went past on the bus to Warrington.
Apart from neglected and vandalised it looks like it has had a major fire, I think the roof has gone.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 13th January 2024 at 13:02

Alan, my apologies. The remark about the "familiar voice" wasn't aimed at you, I assure you, and I am so sorry if that's how it appeared. I should have just answered your question about the Dover Lock and then put my other observation in a separate comment. Sorry, my friend! My error.

Comment by: Alan on 13th January 2024 at 13:20

Thanks Colin.

Comment by: Alan on 13th January 2024 at 13:59

No Offence taken. Thanks for your reply Irene.

Comment by: Dave on 13th January 2024 at 14:00

Hi Gio, how goes it? Nice to hear you again .

Comment by: Jean on 13th January 2024 at 15:16

There seems to be more than a few pseudonyms on here lately,tripping themselves up praising Appley Bridge and Parbold,both of which are mind-blowingly boring,absolutely no character to either of them.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 13th January 2024 at 16:38

Correct Sir Bob I used to haul coal out of Bickershaw colliery in the 70tis to Burtonwood ROF or was it RAF and to Carringhton Power Station and what a difference that area is now,quite nice,thank you for the comments everyone and all the work Brian does.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 13th January 2024 at 17:47

Good to see my boat is still afloat.
The houses on this development have solar panels built into their roofs - that should have been made compulsory - along with high levels of insulation - on all new-builds. The builders, of course, objected - preferring to load the price of houses with profit for themselves, whilst claiming such measures would increase house prices....
The walk along the canal from Abram to Leigh is mainly on an elevated embankment, giving great views of the flashes to the west of the canal.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 13th January 2024 at 18:13

Thanks Alan....I was horrified to think I had upset you, albeit unknowingly. I was so relieved to read your reply! I'm sure we'll speak again soon on another p-a-d. There are some lovely regular contributors on here.

Comment by: Dave on 13th January 2024 at 19:02

Lets us learn to be better than that Jean !

Comment by: owd deputy on 13th January 2024 at 22:39

Actually,,,, Sir Bob,,,, it is in Westleigh

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 14th January 2024 at 08:08

Rev Long I could not agree more with you on the compulsory inclusion of solar panels and insulation problem is that the price of houses and mortgages are already too expensive for many. Quite a conundrum.

Comment by: Viv on 14th January 2024 at 09:18

I think most people in Wigan would agree that Appley Bridge, Shevington and Parbold is a much nicer place than say other parts of Wigan, not just canals.

Comment by: Alan H on 14th January 2024 at 09:22

Jean is right in my opinion.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th January 2024 at 10:49

Jean is certainly right about the pseudonyms…

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