Comment by Ernest Pyke on 10th April 2012 at 09:30
How long have you had a bike Mick?
Comment by Dot on 10th April 2012 at 09:33
Nice clear shot. The bike was used the other day. Pity no names can be seen on the bike, as you could get commission from the makers.
Comment by Mick on 10th April 2012 at 10:29
Ernie Ive had a bike about 10 years.
Comment by maggie on 10th April 2012 at 10:32
We had a grwat trip up the Wigan Flight of locks. it was a sunny Sunday afternoon & there were lots of people there, as I was doing the locking, I had some lovely conversations. Lovely photo.
Comment by Mercury on 10th April 2012 at 11:28
Nice one H. Good to see you're still keeping yourself fit! I bet you could still do Gathurst Viaduct!!
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 10th April 2012 at 11:45
Mick, you surprise me !! I think you`re having me on !!
Comment by Maggie on 10th April 2012 at 11:54
Good pic, Mick.
Comment by irene roberts on 10th April 2012 at 13:13
Lovely shot. The propped-up bike makes me think of Howard and Marina!
Comment by Cyril on 10th April 2012 at 16:53
Made me laugh that comment Irene, Mick'll be stopped from going on his jaunts if his wife reads it.
When I look down there I can see in my mind the cottages that were along there, and the old man who always seemed to be stood outside watching the world go by.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 10th April 2012 at 17:50
maggie at 10:32, surely you didn`t go thro` all the 23 locks on a sunday afternoon? For some photo`s of the flight refer:- http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/galleries/Wigan_Flight.htmly
Comment by Peter frost on 10th April 2012 at 22:01
I used to go down ther every morning going to work
I remember the houses down there on the right ,
Comment by maggie on 11th April 2012 at 10:08
yes, we did, when you have done a few flights, you soon learn how to use your energy. You lean on the lock bar while the water is moving, when it is ready, you feel it give a little & then it is just a matter of a push using very little energy. Couldn't do it now of course.
Comment by sanibelfred on 11th April 2012 at 16:29
Am I missing something? Maggie at 10.32 says she was doing the locking and then at 10.08 says she could not do it now. When exactly did she do the locking. I recall being an unpaid locking helper in 1935.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 11th April 2012 at 20:16
maggie at 10.08 on 11th April: are you in the Guiness book of Records for this feat? What`s the record time from entering the first lock and leaving the 23rd lock on the Wigan Flight?
Comment by maggie on 12th April 2012 at 09:55
I am sorry that I was misunderstood. We did the Wigan Flight several years ago when we were hale & hearty. There is no chance of my ever doing that again, especially with a blind husband at the tiller - no, he hadn't lost his sight then.
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