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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 6th September, 2012) Views: 2,685 
Harvest time
 Harvest time   by David Barker  (Nikon D3000, Tamron 70-300mm VC, 75mm 1/160s @ F/9.)
Taken in the field adjacent to Haigh Hall Plantations near to Mowpin Lodge.

Comment by Ken R on 6th September 2012 at 00:10
Good photo David. When did you get the dry weather for this crop?


Comment by Hugh Wilson on 6th September 2012 at 00:40
I used to walk up the road past this field every day coming home from school. We lived at Curfew House from 1959 to 1964 and then we moved to Leyland.


Comment by Mick on 6th September 2012 at 08:56
The machines are getting bigger and bigger, apparently they are now controlled by sat nav.


Comment by Margaret Wall on 6th September 2012 at 09:57
I love to see a rural scene like this. Not only is the countryside beautiful, it's our bread and butter, literally. Lovely picture.


Comment by Janice on 6th September 2012 at 10:57
Very nice photo David. Well taken.
Ernest, sorry but I have to diagree with your comment re apples (and possibly this tractor) being competition style photos. These type of pohotos merely go to show the great diversity of things that are happening in and around Wigan. Lovely fruits growing and green spacious open lands being farmed all within a short walk of the town centre. It all adds to the interest for people who live outside the area.


Comment by irene roberts on 6th September 2012 at 11:59
Well said, Janice.


Comment by Bren on 6th September 2012 at 13:02
Janice i agree with every word. Nice one David.


Comment by Gareth on 6th September 2012 at 15:42
I bet that one of those will cost a few bob !


Comment by Ron D on 6th September 2012 at 16:41
Nice perspective, Past this the other day,but it wasn't running then.


Comment by Billy Boy KB on 6th September 2012 at 17:49
Imported I expect...


Comment by David on 6th September 2012 at 19:39
Thank you for your comments,the combiner is a New Holland UK, with air conditioned cab and about 22ft cutting width,its a marvelous machine up close.I ask the farmer could I take some photos on his land for WW ,and we got chatting as I'm from a farming background.


Comment by Colin Harlow on 6th September 2012 at 19:56
The majority of farmers hire these machines because of the expense, only to use them for two or three weeks a year, depending on the weather (you can't harvest in wet conditions).


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 6th September 2012 at 21:14
For heavens sake Billy Boy........


Comment by Mick on 6th September 2012 at 23:09
Theres a firm in Appley Bridge called Bradleys who have all these big farm machinery and go around cutting baling.


Comment by Hugh Wilson on 7th September 2012 at 00:56
Re the comment by Billy Boy KB, the parent company for New Holland was formed by merging the agricultural divisions of Ford and Fiat. The largest manufacturing plant is in Basildon, Essex, and to date has produced 1.8million tractors and 3.1 million tracor engines. The tractors are available in 6550 different specifications and are exported to 120 different countries.

Imported?? I think not!


Comment by Billy Boy KB on 7th September 2012 at 14:36
Too many imports. Time we started manufacturing again in Britain.
Unemployments at an all time high. This leads to social unrest. Build British!


Comment by Billy Boy KB on 7th September 2012 at 14:39
They're still NOT truly British companies, Hugh. Most of the profits go abroad. Same with Jaguar, Land Rover, etc, etc.
Most stuff so-called manfactured in the UK is just assembled.
Just look where the new 'Queen' ships are built too...
My 'namesake' Isambard must be turning in his grave.


Comment by Keith Melling on 7th September 2012 at 15:19
Hardly true Brit! Billy Boy is nearer to the truth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Holland_Agriculture


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