Rainy Day by Steven McIntyre (Fuji FinePix HS20EXR)
A rainy day in Mesnes Park.
Comment by David on 9th June 2012 at 16:15
Comment by Dave Marsh on 10th June 2012 at 09:18
Us old uns don't half miss the man with a gun.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 10th June 2012 at 12:36
As an old un I agree with you Dave. Refer Places, Mesnes Park, Photo`s on page 3 to see the man with a gun.
Comment by Harry K on 10th June 2012 at 16:14
Man with gun was put on garden compost heap in park when it was took down, saying it was not safe,Never hurt anyone in all the time it was there as far as i know, Brogan one of the Wigan councillors at the time was behind its demise, Just goes to show what kind of councillors Wigan as had over the years, TOTALLY USELESS.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 10th June 2012 at 22:08
My lovely mesnes park cafe!
I am one of the "old uns"but I dont remember a man with a gun....where was he ??
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 10th June 2012 at 22:12
Just read your note ernest....I will have a look ..
Comment by Fred Cunliffe on 11th June 2012 at 05:56
Where is the "Unknown Soldier"statue,Has it upset someone?
Comment by Harry C. on 11th June 2012 at 11:03
I agree with Harry K, if it was dangerous why not replace it with a replica, cost? look at all the new statues in town, and roundabouts!
Comment by Harry C. on 11th June 2012 at 11:09
Jean F (Wales) He was a soldier stood on top of the stone in front of the cafe.
Comment by tricia on 11th June 2012 at 18:37
They would rather pay out huge sums for monstrocities like the face I think.
They have all had a 'good taste' bypass... that is if they had any good taste in the first place.
Maybe they are not Wiganners and do it to annoy us.
Comment by Maggie K on 29th June 2012 at 22:22
Never mind the face tricia - it is not a monstrosity compared to what they have put up in Scholes. There are people trying to raise money to put the solider back. I remember him as a girl but never saw him with a gun in one hand a flag in the other. There are photos on Wigan World of it if you go into places and Mesnes Park. It was dedicated to the men from Wigan killed in the Boer War in South Africa and should be replaced with a replica. I believe they have tried to find it on the compost heaps in the park but I suspect once it was thrown there someone took it for scrap.
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