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 Photo-a-Day      (Monday, 8th December, 2008) Views: 3,805 
Spring View
 Spring View   by Dave  (Nikon D3 - Nikon 28-70mm AF-S F2.8)
A closer look

  Photo © Dave "Oy" Green  -  www.oyphotos.co.uk


Comment by broady on 9th December 2008 at 00:06
Not very imaginative. It looks as though it was designed by someone from Primary School. Has there never been no other industry of note in Spring View?


Comment by Bob Benson on 9th December 2008 at 10:26
Would like to see a broady design, Maybe he could do better,


Comment by Broady on 9th December 2008 at 23:56
What has that got to do with it. I cannot play rugby as good as a professional but does that mean I cannot have an opinion on a players ability. Did you design it by the way?


Comment by Bob Benson, on 11th December 2008 at 13:55
No i did not design or paint the sign no idea who did,But i do paint armorial bearings about which you obviously have not got a clue,That is a good sign,


Comment by Mike Peet on 4th July 2009 at 21:20
i helped make that sign lol not design it but made it.


Comment by Rev David Long on 17th February 2010 at 17:45
This sign is based on a cod coat of arms on a piece of 'Crested Ware' (Carlton etc.) pottery in the shape of a WW1 tank, in the ownership of former local coach firm owner Les Jackson. There are pics of it in the Album, under Assorted... Souvenirs. It's been tidied up a bit, and altered (the original pit-brew lass wore pantaloons, for instance), but that was inevitable, given that it was a little over 1" square originally. I've seen a similar design, on a pottery coal wagon, with "Wigan" in place of "Spring View", bearing the legend "Black Diamonds From". These exist for many coal-mining areas, and I expect the same coat of arms was used elsewhere. On other pottery of this type Wigan's old coat of arms is used.


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