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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 6th April, 2024)

Looking For Mick, Shevington

Looking For Mick, Shevington
They seek him here
They seek him there
They look for Wigan Mick everywhere.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,522

Comment by: Arthur on 6th April 2024 at 06:47

A bit of everything there Dennis, covering Shevington which indeed is a very nice place. I hope Mick is well and we may see him again one day. Four photos in one day, you're spoiling us.

Comment by: Sandra on 6th April 2024 at 07:02

I like this one Dennis, it has everything, love the Spring flowers. Thank you.

Comment by: Alan on 6th April 2024 at 07:22

Good set of photo's Dennis.
I understood Mick moved away from Wigan, didn't he announce it himself some months ago.

Comment by: Malc on 6th April 2024 at 09:09

Dennis your a genius, fantastic set of pics. Shevington is a lovely place to live. The Daffodils are smiling too.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th April 2024 at 09:26

I don't recall that, Alan, but that's not to say he DIDN'T say he was moving away; I just don't remember it. The only "move" I remember was a few years ago when he said he was moving down South and then it all fell through. But he was such an avid poster on Wigan World that I don't think a move would stop him commenting..... after all, we have Helen from Sheringham, Bill Broad in Canada, Alan from Vancouver Island and Walter from North Yorkshire, and also Linma who is "abroad" somewhere but I just can't recall where, (sorry, Linma!), so distance shouldn't stop him. I feel I can sometimes read Mick's style of writing in a certain person's comments on photo-a-day on many days, but it could just be someone who has a similar style to him. Those are lovely photos, Dennis, and Shevington IS a nice place, but then so is Abram to me ....Home is where your heart is.

Comment by: David on 6th April 2024 at 09:37

If pubs held beauty contest the Plough & Harrow would win hands down.
Good set of photos Dennis.

Comment by: Wiganer on 6th April 2024 at 09:57

Brilliant set of photos of Shevy, nice dafs in full bloom.
Thanks Dennis.
Can I just say many thanks to Arthur for his comments on pad
6th April. We'll said.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th April 2024 at 10:58

Wiganer, it was the 4th April's p-a-d and I agree with you wholeheartedly. I was going to reply to Arthur and thank him on the page, but as it was two days ago I thought it was too late, so I'm glad you've mentioned it. You are right about the daffodils too, as are Sandra and Malc ....they are a beautiful sight and brighten up every village in the Spring, and it's lovely knowing they are there under the ground even in the Winter months, waiting to appear again.

Comment by: Wiganer on 6th April 2024 at 11:09

Sorry I should have said on the 4th of April, by Arthur.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th April 2024 at 11:44

Good set of photos Dennis.
I've never known so many positive comments about an area on PaD before, and glowing comments from the usual moaners too at that.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th April 2024 at 12:42

Just to say very well said for your comment the other day Arthur. Thank you. x

Comment by: Wigan Mick's Bike on 6th April 2024 at 12:43

My owner had a knee replacement just over a month ago so I'm having a hard-earned rest at the moment.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th April 2024 at 13:37

Good photo Dennis I had commented but it’s not appeared. Lovely stone cottages.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 6th April 2024 at 13:39

Well Wigan Mick's Bike give your owner all good wishes & hope he will be out & about taking some nice photos for PAD!
PS....and if you are an imposter thinking you are having fun at our expense...I have no time for you, Bye !

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 6th April 2024 at 13:50

A nice selection of pictures Dennis, we were married in St Anne's Church Shevington in 1974, 50 years this coming October.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th April 2024 at 13:53

Arthur, I've just read your comment on yesterday's PaD, now I understand the positive comments of today, hopefully it shall continue.
There was an influx of strange names posting disrespectful comments about others, and as you pointed out Arthur it just isn't on. Good man !

Comment by: Mark on 6th April 2024 at 14:17

Abram is such a lovely place, your right Irene. We appreciate all your photos and your time uploading them for all to see, Dennis.
This is a magnificent photo.

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 6th April 2024 at 14:36

Hiya Mick …..Speedy recovery keep us informed and maybe look forward to a ride along Leeds Liverpool
PS keep your battery topped up.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th April 2024 at 15:00

Colin, just beat you to it in the Golden Wedding stakes....ours was in January! What date is yours in October please? I only ask because my birthday is in October. Yes, it's been a nice p-a-d today without all the strange names! I hope Garry is cosy by his fire on this windy day, and has taken Veronica's advice to have an "egg-flip" ....I remember when you could buy bottles of "egg-flip"' which was a mix of sherry and brandy....it tended to be a "Christmas" tipple.

Comment by: Margaret on 6th April 2024 at 16:59

Class photo Dennis, really nice many thanks.

Comment by: Aspuller on 6th April 2024 at 17:09

This is outstanding once again Dennis. I agree this pad has been very pleasant and meaningful.
We are Wigan.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 6th April 2024 at 17:10

Irene and Colin beat you both 54 on the 22 of April but being truthful we lived over the hoover for 11 years so only got married in 1981 so maybe not counted.

Comment by: Malc on 6th April 2024 at 17:33

Best wishes to Mick, keep well.

Comment by: Arthur on 6th April 2024 at 17:45

I remember Seagers Egg Flip, from the 1960s, now there's a name to cunger with, Veronica and Irene.

Comment by: Gareth Cheetham on 6th April 2024 at 17:48

Irene, I'm lucky enough to have started life in Shevington, spent most of my childhood in Abram, and then returned to Shevvy since 1996. With detours in Wolverhampton and London for a few years. I think Abram has changed more than Shevington in the last 30 years though. Hardly anything I remember in Abram iscstill there...the primary school, the Labour club, the library, the tin Chapel, the Red Lion, Yvonne's shop, the Post Office, Julie's hardware shop, Kingsdown Road corner shop, Dec Haans, Pataks, the scrap yard.....still, time moves on and Abram is still a nice village surrounded by nice countryside. Even my High school in Hindley is no more.....

Comment by: Dave on 6th April 2024 at 17:52

Best wishes to you Mick from xpat London . Hope your recovery is going well and you are soon back on WW . I still watch you on your bike travelling the journeys I once did myself growing up in Wigan , but also showing how Wigan has changed.
I am by the Thames is London in the White Cross in Richmond . The Thames is running fast and it must be 20 degrees with a lovely breeze you can eat ! Get a well soon Mick and continue to tell the Wigan story you are so good at . I wish you well legend!

Comment by: John The Parish Councillor on 6th April 2024 at 18:28

The Mick your on about was born in the last cottage on the right, it was originally the old blacksmiths stables, you can still see the big arched doorway that the horses could walk in to have new shoes fitted.

Comment by: Pat McC on 6th April 2024 at 18:46

John (Westhoughton) - beat you - 55 years in August - my husband was 20 and had to have his parents' permission!
Lovely photographs Dennis, many thanks!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 6th April 2024 at 18:52

Gareth, did you attend Hindley and Abram Grammar School, which later became Park High? Or a different one? My children both started school in the old Abram infants' building on Warrington Road, but only for the Reception class before moving across to the new school on Simpkin Street....my daughter's class was the last class in the old building before it was demolished. I used to help out there and have happy memories of it; I love old schools. Yes, the library, the labour club, the tin chapel etc. have gone, but it is the same in many villages....times change. My son lived in London 2000 to 2003.
John, (Westhoughton). go on....we'll let you off in the Golden Wedding stakes!
Arthur, yes, I have heard of Seager's egg-flip, ( obviously Veronica and I are not old enough to remember it....our Mams told me about it....LOL!)

Comment by: e on 6th April 2024 at 19:20

All I hope , is the land between Marsh Green and the Navi , is still green !
And the wonder still has the same ‘drunk ’ of excitement, I did as a child !

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 6th April 2024 at 20:11

Thanks Irene and only just Pat McC,Colin when I mentioned departure lounge it was a long standing saying by a work colleague on us turning 60 so not serious,but tomorrow I will be in the departure lounge of to Spain as I need the rest and hopefully when we get back will give you 24 hours notice and meet up for a coffee with whoever can make it.Off to bed as very early start.

Comment by: DTease on 6th April 2024 at 21:16

Sounds nice down there Dave…but don’t drink the water.

Comment by: DTease on 6th April 2024 at 22:31

Sounds nice down there Dave…but don’t drink the water.

Comment by: Sir Bob on 6th April 2024 at 23:43

What has happened to Mick from Shevington ?

I like Mick from Shevington ......

Comment by: Gareth Cheetham on 7th April 2024 at 11:02

I did attend PHS, it had ceased to be HAGS a couple of years earlier. I wasvinbthe same year as Brian who runs this site actually. I was at the old primary school until what I think they now call year 5 and year 6, which was when we moved to the new school on Simpkin Street. For reference, I'm 54 years old, 55 in May (I.e. this current school year)

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