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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 4th September, 2012) Views: 3,238 
Sloppy daw daw
 Sloppy daw daw   by Ron Dawber  (Canon Power shot SX 210 IS.)
Haigh Country Park.

Comment by Ken R on 4th September 2012 at 00:15
Luvley, sloppy pies and all.
Keep it up Ron.


Comment by Janice on 4th September 2012 at 00:34
Lovely photo Ron. Not heard that phrase for a long time! As a child, I used to pick out the pitch from between the cobbled roads - impossible to get off your Sunday best! Happy days.


Comment by alan on 4th September 2012 at 00:50
Beautiful kids. What a nice change of subject.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th September 2012 at 02:25
As a subject for P-a-D I give it 4.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th September 2012 at 06:23
Mud

Glorious mud
Wonderful mud
Happiness is a big Puddles of mud

Mud on my head
Mud to my toes
Mud in my ears
Mud up my nose


Comment by she44 on 4th September 2012 at 06:47
brilliant photo ron takes you back to your childhoode thank you


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th September 2012 at 07:13
"Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud" song is on :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QW85kfakJc


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th September 2012 at 08:35
Janice, where were you on 31st August? I expected a comment from you


Comment by irene roberts on 4th September 2012 at 08:59
I have heard the expression sloppy daw-daw, but we always called it slop-dash. Whatever it's called, how lovely to see children "playing out" and getting mucky!


Comment by Janice on 4th September 2012 at 10:25
Ooops, sorry Ernest, for some reason I missed that one. I must say that I usually like these artefacts - there is a wicker heron in Leigh where I bowl - but I have to say that this is owl is not the most pleasing!


Comment by david on 4th September 2012 at 10:27
Lovely photograph.


Comment by Neil Cain on 4th September 2012 at 11:12
Little lad looks like a future canneller to me. Bless 'em


Comment by pat on 4th September 2012 at 14:53
Aw - bless, lovely children.

Hope mum is a "Persil" mum!!!


Comment by ann21 on 4th September 2012 at 18:06
Lovely photo. I have only recently started looking at these photos so now I am trawling through some every day starting from 2006.


Comment by Jenny on 4th September 2012 at 18:57
Love it.


Comment by Gary on 4th September 2012 at 19:25
It was bad enough with the birds, now we've got kids! No thanks...
Picture could be anywhere.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 4th September 2012 at 21:25
Gary!! you sound like DH now....don`t be so miserable .the picture makes a lovely change from the usual ones and its good to see children playing out again !


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th September 2012 at 21:35
I agree with you Gary, that`s why I rated it at 4 (comment 02:25).


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th September 2012 at 21:49
Just read your comment Jean, we are not miserable - we feel that P-a-D should be seen to do with Wigan.
Janice, what kind of bowling do you do in Leigh? Why do you say it`s an owl?


Comment by Neil Cain on 5th September 2012 at 11:30
What do links to Mr. Kipling cakes have to do with Wigan Mr. Pyke?


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 5th September 2012 at 14:12
Don`t understand you Mr. Cain.
The link stated in my comment at 07:13 is correct.


Comment by Neil Cain on 6th September 2012 at 08:32
See your posting on P.a D for 20th July, Mr.Pyke


Comment by Gary on 6th September 2012 at 17:55
Yes, Ernest not miserable at all. Pics of Wigan kids in a recognisable Wigan setting are acceptable. Not just kids in a bit of mud. Could be anywhere.
Shall I take some photos of grass in Bolton and say its Wigan park?


Comment by irene roberts on 6th September 2012 at 20:10
This photo of little children is a delight. Many photos on here could be taken anywhere.....we just have to trust the person posting them that they ARE Wigan photos. When I switch my computer on in the morning and see little children playing, apple trees or lovely canalside scenes, I don't really care where they are. They make my day.


Comment by Gary on 6th September 2012 at 21:07
No , Irene. Its not acceptable just to take photo's of kids and say they're in Wigan. If folk want to share photo's of their children then they should use the other facilities of WiganWorld. 'People section' It ruins the whole concept if they're in the wrong section.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th September 2012 at 21:08
Irene, wonder when we shall see a photo of a raindrop falling just above a puddle, but it will be OK as it`s a Wigan Puddle?


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th September 2012 at 21:22
Mr.Cain, why didn`t you say so in the first place? - I`m not clairvoyant.
Mr.Kipling`s name is on the box in the photo: that`s why I gave the info.


Comment by irene roberts on 6th September 2012 at 21:29
Gary, the children are playing in Haigh Country Park, a beautiful and historic part of Wigan. Ernest, as Mr. Cain pointed out in an earlier comment, you often point people in the direction of various "links", one recently being a link to Kipling's Cakes....I could understand if it were Poole's or Rathbone's, both Wigan firms. If you can explain to me the significance between Wigan and Kipling's cakes I will take back my comment on the delight of seeing little children playing at a beauty spot in WIGAN! I live in Abram and we have some beautiful scenery here, around the canal at Dover Lock which is often full of canal-boats, and Kingsdown Flash, known locally as "Polly's Pond", full of fisherman and wildlife on summer days; if I posted photos of those places on here, people wouldn't believe they are in Wigan, but THEY ARE. Sometimes, we just have to trust our fellow Wiganers. There is beauty all around us.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th September 2012 at 22:09
Irene, you obviously posted your comment before my reply at 21:22.
was displayed.


Comment by Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 7th September 2012 at 10:21
Why oh why do some viewers think that P-A-D is designed for them..we don't need inanimate objects to represent Wigan..we also need the heart and soul and nature of the people which is why children, fruit and animals i.e birds are shown on here..we don't all need to see buildings..canals streets etc all the time, diversity is the key..I also wonder if the ones that complain about children photos being shown would do so if it was their own child or Grandchild..beauty is in the eyes of the beholder so if it's children animals nature etc..leave us to enjoy or don't don't bother looking at all.


Comment by Neil Cain on 7th September 2012 at 10:38
I would have thought you would have remembered your own postings Mr. Pyke. Premierfoods aren't Wigan specific, which seems to be your beef about certain photos, and Irene doesn't merit the raindrops and puddles dig.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 7th September 2012 at 12:44
Mr.Cain, the comment I made was nearly 50 P-a-d`s ago.
People comment, quite rightly, on things in the photo, which are not necessarily associated with Wigan. David Barker gave info on the Harvester in his photo yesterday for instance.
The photo itself should be seen, in my opinion, to do with Wigan, as it`s in wiganworld in the `Photos of Wigan`section.


Comment by Neil Cain on 7th September 2012 at 13:49
The photo of the children WAS to do with Wigan - it was taken in Haigh Hall grounds. Admittedly it didn't have a view of the house, or a sign saying Haigh Hall to prove it, but I am sure the photographer is a truthful person. WE will have to agree to disagree Mr. Pyke as no doubt other readers wish us to move on.


Comment by Gary on 7th September 2012 at 14:42
Taken in Haigh Hall or not. It isn't a picture appertaining to Wigan and the essence of what 'Photo's of Wigan' are all about. I'm with Ernest on this one.
Use the 'people' folder.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 7th September 2012 at 16:03
Mr.Cain, I`m talking about the P-a-D of 20th July and justifying my Mr.Kipling`s comment, so why are you referring to the photo above?
I expected Irene to reply too.


Comment by irene roberts on 7th September 2012 at 18:45
And I'm with Mr. Cain on this, Gary and Ernest.....we are obviously never going to see eye-to-eye on this and must agree to disagree without letting this ramble on, for all our sakes and the sake of other readers. And I think Mr. Kipling might be interested to know that I may not be an expert on what's suitable to go on photo-a-day, but I DO make exceedingly good cakes....(but don't tell 'im, Pyke!)
(Just a joke, Gentlemen, to make you smile....shall we shake hands?) Irene. x.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 7th September 2012 at 20:50
Irene, If you agree that I was in order by giving info on Mr.Kipling on P-a-D 20th July, then OK.
I expect that you know that Colin Bean, who played Private Sponge in Dad`s Army, was a Wiganer.


Comment by irene roberts on 8th September 2012 at 09:42
As I've said, Ernest, we are never going to agree so let's just let it go now...enough is enough. Yes, I did know Colin Bean came from Wigan; I used to see him quite often. My friend and I used to write for Past Forward and they put some of the articles onto cassette tapes for blind people, and Colin Bean read my friend's article for the tape. He had a beautiful speaking voice and it came out really well.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 8th September 2012 at 20:39
Irene, we may disagree on the content in P-a-D, but I`m perfectly in order to comment on anything in that photo.
I fell asleep whilst watching tonights episode of Dad`s Army !!


Comment by irene roberts on 9th September 2012 at 09:22
No, it wasn't one of the better ones, Ernest.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 9th September 2012 at 11:54
It wasn`t because of the content in Dad`s Army, Irene. that I fell asleep. I`d been to Stockport and Eccles and it was a very hot day.


Comment by irene roberts on 9th September 2012 at 18:52
What a stop-out, Ernest, you little tinker! Hope you had a good day.


Comment by peterp on 4th October 2012 at 07:41
Ernest & gary where does it state on photo of the day that it HAS to have something to do with Wigan.Who cares if its bolton/sthelens its a photo for everyone to see also its not a photo competition for the camera anaraks out there its a photo to enjoy without some mindless idiots pulling to peices


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th October 2012 at 21:35
peterp, just read your comment.
Photo-a-Day is in section in wiganworld headed "Photos of Wigan".


Comment by karen halton on 11th December 2012 at 16:59
these children are my friends children i can indeed verify that this is haigh hall( i was there too ) its very close to the lion in fact, i have spent many times in that spot getting just as mucky making mud pies. haigh hall is at the heart of every "wiganner" and i think this photo sums up the fantastic memories that are made in wigan


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