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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 3rd May, 2012) Views: 3,096 
Henshurst Bridge
 Henshurst Bridge   by Ernest Pyke  (Praktica DCZ 6.2)
Narrow boat at Henshurst lock.

Comment by Shirl on 3rd May 2012 at 00:14
Absolutely lovely - when I walk this way I always wish I lived in the gorgeous cottage. Thanks Ernest.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd May 2012 at 03:33
My apologies for getting the name wrong - it should be Henhurst. Refer last photo (17436) on page 3 of Leeds and Liverpool canal in Places in Album of wiganworld. I`d a bowling pal who was the lock keeper and lived in the house in my photo. He retired in 1959.


Comment by Mick on 3rd May 2012 at 06:41
For strangers to Wigan that must be a nice view.


Comment by john on 3rd May 2012 at 08:31
Your supposed to photograph the boat Ernest ,not the factory .
And its half choped off ,must try harder.
What goes round comes round,lol


Comment by Janice on 3rd May 2012 at 09:26
Great photo Ernest and actually john, as a 'record' shot, Ernest has done a super job - in years to come we all know that boats will have been on the canal, but will the houses and factories still be standing? Just look for Ernest's picture....


Comment by tricia on 3rd May 2012 at 09:52
It isn't 'half chopped off'' on my computer , John...
I know I have seen this before , Ernest, but have forgotten where it is....


Comment by maggie on 3rd May 2012 at 10:10
Another lovely view, we sailed through there at one time. What is interesting, if you are or have been a boater, is that you can see that the boat is doing the work of pushing the lock open, not the person at the side who worked the lock.


Comment by Peter on 3rd May 2012 at 10:17
I started work opposite there in 1964 at fosters chair works
Happy memories from good but hard days, I used to ride my bike past that house every morning


Comment by john on 3rd May 2012 at 16:19
Im only giving ernest contructive comments like he does with evey one else who submits photos.


Comment by Roy on 3rd May 2012 at 20:03
Maggie,i,ve spent many an hour on the canal system in the north west, forgive me if i,m wrong but i dont recall seeing a barge or a narrow boat helping to push the lock gate open.


Comment by philra on 3rd May 2012 at 20:41
That's a good pic Ernest, well composed. Good juxtaposition between the lock and canal and the industrial background. Credit where credits due John, and not a tweety bird in sight!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 3rd May 2012 at 22:31
Thanks for your comments.
Tricia, there`s one I referred to in my comment above, also one in Chapel Lane, in Places, in Album. Photo-a-day of 29th and 30th March 2011.
John, get your facts right and your PC or laptop fixed.


Comment by warrior on 3rd May 2012 at 22:51
Lovely photo. Where is this.


Comment by Ellen on 3rd May 2012 at 22:55
..Not "half chopped off" on my computer, either,John. Lovely picture, Ernest. Thankyou.

...Ernest was my Dad's name too. You share that with a wonderful man, who is greatly missed even many years later!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th May 2012 at 09:01
warrior, put `henhurst bridge chapel lane wigan` on Google.
Tere`s a map and you can drag the little man for photo`s.


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