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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 2nd June, 2011) Views: 3,481 
Windpump at Haigh
 Windpump at Haigh   by Michael O'Brien  (Canon 40D, Lens Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 1/60th Sec f4.0 Iso 100)
Renovation work nearing completion. Photo copyright: Michael O'Brien.

Comment by Phil Whitehead on 2nd June 2011 at 00:02
Great shot Michael. Is that a weather vane on the top in the shape of a fish?


Comment by Jack Robey on 2nd June 2011 at 07:31
Wot no sails?

(first time i've seen anyone claim copyright to a photo on here and do we really need all the info on the camera?)


Comment by Mick on 2nd June 2011 at 07:52
Looks like they have swivelled the new top section around a bit so that the sails when there installed will be face on to the road.

I dont know what the fish as to do with it but there must be something in it.


Comment by cullie on 2nd June 2011 at 08:59
i think the fish has something to do with the large fishing pond at the back of the trees FULL OF FISH!!


Comment by David on 2nd June 2011 at 09:13
Good photograph - well exposed.


Comment by Michael O'Brien on 2nd June 2011 at 13:20
The weather vane is a fish and was on the early pictures. The sails are not facing copperas lane but towards the general direction of the estate office on new road (lathem House).


Comment by fred bould on 2nd June 2011 at 16:14
my best photos were with an Ikonta,Leica 3g, Spotmatic and so I like as much info. as possible on the camera,lens,exposure etc . My efforts using a digital camera have not been a success but then i only paid $100 for it.


Comment by Ron D on 2nd June 2011 at 18:44
Now Fred ,the cost of a camera should have no effects on the picture. Just the photographer. I agree about camera settings ,and make off camera being shown.
Your photograph is a good record pick.


Comment by HENRY7 on 2nd June 2011 at 22:57
Great photo, thanks for posting. Jack, think Michael was being helpful putting the camera details on the photo, well done Michael.


Comment by Bren on 3rd June 2011 at 08:18
Lookk forward to seeing it when the sails are back on. Have your camera ready Michael ! glad it has been restored.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd June 2011 at 09:27
There`s a lot of info & photo`s of Haigh Windpump on Google.
Fred Bould, did you go to Wigan Tech.in the late forties & early fifties?


Comment by Billy J on 3rd June 2011 at 10:52
To Fred, Have you never thought of having photographic lessons,


Comment by Fred Bould on 3rd June 2011 at 12:06
Ron is correct about the photographer.The name Ernie Pyke rings a bell. I went to the tech from 42 to 57. Billy J .I don't think I need lessons. Stronger glasses,yes. The dials on my digital are hard to read however thankyou for the suggestion.


Comment by Emma on 3rd June 2011 at 16:27
Great picture. I remember walking by that windmill in the 70s while I was visiting there.


Comment by Mike O'Brien on 5th June 2011 at 20:07
Thanks for all the coments I too like to see the camera and exposure details included.

I have googled the windpump but after the first few pictures seem to just get the same ones repeated. If anyone has any old pictures of the windpump I would love to have a peek. I have a copy of the current restoration plan and a booklet about lees patented windmill which it seems it was derived from. I also would love any info or plans drawings particularly of the pump it contained.
Thanks again Mike


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