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Parbold   Views: 1477
Parbold Hill   Comments: 24
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29648  
Parbold Hill

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  Postcard showing a view of Parbold Hill and the the countryside beyond  

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Comments by Philip Gormley., 14th August 2017  
Got your brushes ready, Maureen? A little bit of cropping on the left-hand side, and at the bottom of the photo should be ok. You've probably considered that already, though.

Comments by Veronica, 14th August 2017  
I know who I would like to see painting that scene and she uses the most beautiful colours. Take a look at Sheila Gill 's paintings on google Philip. I love her paintings just because of her use of colour...very unusual.

Comments by Roy, 15th August 2017  
Veronica, Maureen, Philip, it would be forty shades of green.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 15th August 2017  
Thanks for that Veronica. Her palette is 'fairly' large and, as you say, most colourful. Her brushstrokes which at first glance might appear loose, wouldn't have been placed half-heartedly. A top-notcher sure enough.

Comments by Veronica, 15th August 2017  
I remember as a 13 yr old setting out with a gang to cycle to Southport but only got as far as Parbold!! We whizzed down the hill and decided to go back! It was the most beautiful view and as Roy said 'forty shades of green'! That would be about 1959. There wasn't too much traffic then.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 15th August 2017  
Various greens for sure, Roy. An assortment worth considering.

Comments by Maureen, 15th August 2017  
Ray Maclaren would do a beautiful painting of that scene.

Comments by Mary, 15th August 2017  
How would you paint it Gio?

Comments by Db, 16th August 2017  
Is Parbold Hill actually in Wrightington or is it really in Parbold?. I thought they were two different places. Nice shot, one of the nicest places in the Wigan area, and probably a very sought after area to live (if you can afford it that is).

Comments by Albert., 16th August 2017  
Over the passage of time, has the scene depicted, changed much. Many other scenic, rural areas, have been spoiled by urban sprawl.

Comments by Maureen, 16th August 2017  
Veronica..I went to Ken Bromleys this A.M. got my oil paints, the lady in front of me said that she ran an art group ..I've forgotten the name,but I mentioned that a Veronica on WW told me about it,she said she has a Veronica in her class and she was blonde(like moi) I bet it's you that she meant,so I said ask her if she knows of Maureen on WW.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 16th August 2017  
Albert: I don't know if the vegetation has flourished or been demolished, as it's been ages since I was over yonder rise. I'm pretty sure, though, that the descent will continue to provide the thrill of a lifetime.

Comments by Veronica, 16th August 2017  
Theres not many Veronica's about Maureen but our leader is a chap! I am glad you got fixed up. I'm due to go for some stuff myself soon. I bet you won't go anywhere else! Keep on painting....: :-))

Comments by Albert., 16th August 2017  
Philip. In about 1960, a friend of mine who was also in the Wigan Borough Police, Bill Cooper, took my future wife down the hill, as a pillion passenger, on his motor bike. It scared the life out of her, so much so, she would not ride back up again, I had to go down, and collect her, and we both walked back up again. Happy days.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 16th August 2017  
Albert: That was very noble of you - Galahad personified.

Comments by John D, 16th August 2017  
Watch out for the speed camera on the way down. It can take you by surprise if you are unaware of it.

Comments by GW., 16th August 2017  
I was there just yesterday Albert with my eldest lad on the trusty Triumph and i'm happy to report it's still a scenic view.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 16th August 2017  
GW: That is good news, as indeed is the recovery of your Triumph keys. Ozy and I had searched high and low for them, but you got there first.

Comments by GW., 17th August 2017  
Thanks Philip. Need to find Ozy now. Miss his [point of] view.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 17th August 2017  
GW: Yes, Ozy has indeed gone quiet. He probably needs his equilibrium shaking-up a bit; you hold one leg, and I'll hold the other. Regards.

Comments by Veronica, 17th August 2017  
Ozy's probably built a den in the woods and gone AWOL.

Comments by Albert., 17th August 2017  
G.W. It does give you some optimism, to know that all is not lost to mass development, and left to be viewed, and to be enjoyed. Is the convent still on that stretch of road. My wife, and I used to visit Sister Christine, the retired headmistress of St John's infant, and junior school, Standishgate. We were always made most welcome. She was headmistress when my wife went to the school, in the forties, and early fifties. Sister Christine passed away, whilst visiting the Shrine at Knock, in Ireland.

Comments by Pete Schofield, 19th August 2017  
My mum and her mum are buried in the churchyard of Christ Parish Church which is the first one on the right going down the hill. The other church is the R.C. one I was baptised in Christ Church in July 1949

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