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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 18th March, 2024)

Cottages


Cottages
Overlooked by the imposing Trencherfield Mill.

Photo: John (Westhoughton)  (iPhone)
Views: 1,375

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 18th March 2024 at 07:15

I wonder how long those buildings have been there, before the mill towering above them. The soot blackened stones of days gone by say Lancashire to me. Thanks John for a nostalgic scene.

Comment by: Garry on 18th March 2024 at 07:16

Very clean and well kept properties and path ways.

Comment by: Arthur on 18th March 2024 at 07:20

At first glance I thought Mick was back with his famous bike.
Good photo and different John.
Tidy looking Cottages and foot path.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 18th March 2024 at 07:54

Are those the cottages down by the side of the canal? The're very picturesque.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2024 at 08:19

A chocolate box scene as picturesque as any row of cottages in the Cotswolds… nice one John.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th March 2024 at 08:47

Very many years since I walked around that area. Those cottages facing the canal look nicely designed and well built. I wonder if they wonder if they were there before the towering mill behind was constructed?

Comment by: PaulP on 18th March 2024 at 09:17

The photo looks picturesque as it only contains the cottages but the larger context I experience as quite sinister and unsettling. A monstrosity of a satanic mill at the rear and the Stygian waters of the Leeds and Liverpool canal at the front . This probably says more about me than the location but it is how I experience it.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th March 2024 at 09:20

Very trusting to leave the bike outside, or is that your mode of transport John?

Comment by: PeterP on 18th March 2024 at 09:21

I should imagine the mill came before the cottages. One of the cottages was the lock keepers and the canal was built to service the mills. Trencherfield Mill has its own Whalf used to load/unload goods from the mill

Comment by: Jembo on 18th March 2024 at 09:25

That's a lovely scene John.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th March 2024 at 09:30

A good photo John, is that Mayor's Boatyard top right ?

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 18th March 2024 at 09:42

Colin that is is one of my four bikes I’ve converted to electric and will be riding along that stretch to Parbold Windmill today after a MOT annual check at the doctors 11.15 if I pass of course.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 18th March 2024 at 09:44

Many years ago a lady who lived in one of the cottages used to make excellent home made fudge. It was left on a table outside the front gate and you put your money in a honesty box. Those were the days.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th March 2024 at 10:10

John, that’s a beautiful stretch of the canal, a few years back we walked it from Appley Bridge to Burscough some lovely sights along the way.

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 18th March 2024 at 10:40

By the way we will be having a sandwich and coffee at the little cafe facing the Windmill as we normally take butties but everything at that cafe is excellent and within 100 yards from station anyone wishing to go by train so around 1pm Colin and I’ll buy you a coffee.ps be on white bikes today.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th March 2024 at 11:10

I might take you up on that offer John, tow white bikes or one electric tandem? If I make it I'll be on the train and shanks's pony!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 18th March 2024 at 11:31

Get your coat on, Veronica.....John's paying!!

Comment by: Pru on 18th March 2024 at 12:50

Canal opened 1816, first mill built 1822.

Comment by: Debbie on 18th March 2024 at 13:49

I agree Paul P, pictures in my mind of massive mill overlooking them !

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th March 2024 at 13:53

John, sorry I could not make today, events overtook me.
Another day perhaps?

Comment by: e on 18th March 2024 at 14:05

The Wigan soul it shone right through
the millers thought of grinding ,
the more he ground the more they stood
their spirit shining through .
The Dark did try but always failed
as smiles brought in the brightness
for through graft , the mill girls laughed when the miller knew he’d lost …

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2024 at 14:25

A nice thick mug o’tea and a bath bun my dear…. … would do me fine. Before running fot train.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 18th March 2024 at 14:29

Irene, that made me really laugh. Hope you made it.
I would have gone but on the phone from 10:30 until one to order my repeat prescription, eventually I got through and was No.5 in the queue another 30 minutes later they are now ordered!
If John gives us 24 hours notice we can all get our coats on. What a generous man.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 18th March 2024 at 17:19

WN1 Standisher I can’t be sure as I didn’t know the mayor had a boatyard sorry about that.Colin I was waylaid at the doctors by 20 minutes so 17 minutes past one when we were ordering our Ham Mustard Tomato Onion And Lettuce Barm with Skinny Fries a coffee and tea all excellent the cafe is called (yours is the earth)and well worth a visit you will not be disappointed,yep two white bikes today Colin just me and the better half and drinks all round ha ha.

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 18th March 2024 at 19:41

Colin we order our repeat prescriptions on the GP apt and booking appointments to and if you try say about 6 in the morning to book an appointment you might get one that same day or soon after.

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