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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th April, 2024)

A Gottle of Geer


A Gottle of Geer
But there’s nothing so lonesome, morbid or queer
Than one empty bottle without any beer.

Bottling Wood, Whelley, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
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Comment by: Arthur on 4th April 2024 at 06:02

Has Garry been there!
There is nothing worse than Ale bottles, cans or food paper throw about in our lovely parks and woods, especially when there are more bins dotted about all over the place. Shocking.

Comment by: Alan on 4th April 2024 at 06:09

Funny the bottles not been smashed with the idiots about today. Why not take it home and dispose of it properly.

Comment by: Sandra on 4th April 2024 at 06:41

I wish people would use waste bins provided in the woods. This is what our small children are seeing whilst walking with parents. And not good for the environment.

Comment by: Malc on 4th April 2024 at 06:47

That walkover bridge isn't straight and has not barriers on either side. Makes me boil to see bottles, cans and rubbish scattered around nature, and its so easy to take it home.

Comment by: Wiganer on 4th April 2024 at 06:53

Have you purposely put that bottle there Dennis. That bottle really spoils the beauty of that photo and the woods. But in reality it show how untidy and unsightly our nature walks are.

Comment by: Ann on 4th April 2024 at 06:59

Nice photo, but not to sure about the placed bottle, it spoils the whole effect of the woods.

Comment by: Poet on 4th April 2024 at 07:12

The solution is to give things value . There ought to be a 50p deposit on each bottle , repayable on return .

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th April 2024 at 07:25

An amusing photo & rhyme Dennis....but I agree with the previous comments...the drinker couldn't be bothered to carry the bottle any further...litterbug.

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 4th April 2024 at 07:27

I usually pick up bottles when out on my walk as they are are more dangerous to kids, pet's and cyclists when they have been broken.

Comment by: Vic on 4th April 2024 at 07:43

Oh I see, the bottle represents BOTTLING WOOD. Clever Dennis but hope you deposed of it later.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th April 2024 at 07:52

Dennis I hope you had a dog with you.

Comment by: Bob on 4th April 2024 at 08:31

Is that why it's called Bottle in Wood

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th April 2024 at 08:33

I think Garry likes his drop o' sherry in comfort by the fire,but I am equally certain that he would never leave litter, (I know the comment about that was only meant as a joke anyway!), but It drives me mad when I see people of any age,drinking the dregs of a beer can or pop bottle and throwing the empty bottle down on the floor! I've even seen people eating food on a bus and, when they've had enough, they just leave the remaining food on the seat or the floor. However, apart from the bottle, that's a nice picture, Dennis. I can see it as a very difficult jigsaw puzzle.....I think I'd only be able to find the bit with the bottle on it!

Comment by: Sue on 4th April 2024 at 09:19

You see teenagers drinking beer all over the place, but how do they get it.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 4th April 2024 at 09:27

For the record, I didn’t put the bottle there, I don’t drink.
I didn’t pick it up because you don’t know what a bottle as been used for these days.

Comment by: Alan on 4th April 2024 at 09:34

Irene, Garrys not been on pad for a day or two, I hope he's not fell in the stream after drinking that bottle of sherry. Lol.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 4th April 2024 at 10:01

I've noticed that, Alan, and I mentioned him last night on yesterday's p-a-d, but he does sometimes refrain from commenting for a while and then comes back so I'm sure he'll be okay, but with him living alone I'm always glad to see his name appear.

Comment by: Garry on 4th April 2024 at 11:29

Hi Irene and Alan, I'm fine.
I been chopping some wood the other day and hurt my hand. So I've just been resting, and the pain is not too bad now.
Thanks.

Comment by: Cyril on 4th April 2024 at 11:56

Good photo Dennis, another few weeks and it will be a shady nook by the babbling stream, and hordes of children having fun.
A very wise decision too in leaving the bottle where it was, and not touching it with bare hands.

Poet, there is talk of bringing back a deposit system for bottles, but even during the years when deposits were being paid they was still getting smashed, so the deposit would need to be high or also there to be a good incentive in place to help get them returned.

Comment by: Mark on 4th April 2024 at 12:06

Garrys probably got a bad head drinking all that Sherry.

Comment by: Nic Ravoe on 4th April 2024 at 12:07

is that the yellow brook?

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 4th April 2024 at 12:10

Perhaps it was just kids playing 'Spin The Bottle'
Dennis caught them in the act and they just ran off.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th April 2024 at 13:59

I hope you’re soon better Garry. Get some nip- bone if it’s bruising that you’ve got.

Comment by: PeterP on 4th April 2024 at 16:29

Ironic that in the paper today about people visiting sites/monuments and either spraying graffiti or leaving litter including human waste at these sites. There are a lot of people who go out and enjoy nature but again there are the minority who love to abuse nature

Comment by: Garry on 4th April 2024 at 17:03

Thank you Veronica .
I'm OK now, I was chopping some firewood and caught my hand, it was very painful at first but much better now. Owd age catching up.x

Comment by: DTease on 4th April 2024 at 19:37

That’s a first Garry, using your fingers for fire lighters. Do they burn well?

Sorry Garry, I just can’t help it. These things just pop up in mi head.

Comment by: Garry on 4th April 2024 at 20:17

Taken in good spirits, DTease.

Comment by: Scot Chegg on 4th April 2024 at 22:04

Yes Nic, it’s Yellow Brook. It looks to have been taken from Haigh looking towards Bottling Wood.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 4th April 2024 at 23:36

"I'm OK now, I was chopping some firewood and caught my hand, it was very painful at first but much better now."

Where you applying common sense?

Comment by: Jigsaw on 5th April 2024 at 07:28

Stick to coalbagging and leave the hard work to us.

Comment by: Garry on 5th April 2024 at 07:46

Of course I was using common sense, it was a nail that caused my injury. Have YOU never hurt yourself doing jobs at home, Ticsmon.
For gods sake, it's not a big issue.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 5th April 2024 at 09:16

Garry, just ignore those remarks! There must be some super-human people on here who never hit their thumb with a hammer or catch their finger on a nail or trip up over a flag on the pavement, but most of us are human beings who do all those things!

Comment by: Veronica on 5th April 2024 at 10:09

Good grief can’t have an accident without being criticised! Take no notice Garry. Don’t bother with ‘nip bone’ get some TCP it’s very good. It stinks the house out but it will heal the wound very quick.

Comment by: Sue on 5th April 2024 at 10:10

A nail...I thought you were choping firewood ?
Hope yuh better now.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 5th April 2024 at 11:41

My Dad used to chop blocks of wood into sticks for our coal fire when I was a child and there were often nails in the wood, not always easily visible.

Comment by: Garry on 5th April 2024 at 11:48

Sue.. I was Chopping up old wood that had nails in it.
Can't you not read between the lines.
Anyone else mentioned it, I won't be answering to it.
Thanks Irene and Veronica for your support xx

Comment by: Pw on 5th April 2024 at 15:28

I regularly chop wood for my daughter and find it very satisfying,it cost a fortune in the shops for a few sticks.Keep at it Garry.

Comment by: Gasman on 5th April 2024 at 16:30

Try buying a Gas Fire. Job done!

Comment by: Ticsmon on 5th April 2024 at 18:27

Make sure the gas fire doesn't come into contact with electricity. We all know that Gas and Electricity don't mix!

Comment by: Jack of all trades on 5th April 2024 at 19:17

Ticsmon is a fool, All Gas Boilers Have Gas and Electricity to operate them.... both of them.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 5th April 2024 at 19:41

Actually, I was repeating an old Garry post, hence the exclamation mark.

Comment by: Scot Chegg on 6th April 2024 at 00:02

Not all gas boilers have electricity to operate them. In any case, Ticsmon never mentioned gas boilers, he said gas fire, which also can operate without electricity.

Comment by: Arthur on 6th April 2024 at 06:41

There seems to have been some offensive and disrespectful comments lately, targeting two or three regulars using fake names to put their cruel unacceptable and abusive language towards them. We also have some very good photographers with excellent talents, visiting Wigan and District in all weather's bringing Wigan Worlders some outstanding results everyday free for all to see and visit. The photo a day site is indeed very interesting and different, we should just take a minute and think how lucky we are in Wigan, and treat each other with the upmost great respect as we know most of us do. We might not know each other, but Wigan World
have made people closer together
and in some cases made good friends. Please, lets keep it that way. Arthur.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th April 2024 at 12:41

Very well said Arthur you couldn’t have put it better! How very true.

Comment by: Wigan worlder on 6th April 2024 at 12:59

Spot on Arthur I couldn't agree more. Thanks for your time.

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