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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 2nd March, 2013) Views: 3,068 
Rylands Mill
 Rylands Mill   by Stewart Parr  (Nikon D90)
A miniaturised Rylands Mill.

Comment by Lizzie down under on 2nd March 2013 at 00:03
This is a different way......nice one Stewart....
Pretty sure my Mum worked for Rylands as a secretary in the 30s.....not sure.....cheers!!


Comment by Janice on 2nd March 2013 at 01:07
A great shot Stewart. Something different. Did you use a tilt shift lens for this or PS? Would also like to know where it was taken from - bearing in mind that I do not know Wigan very well but I am interested.


Comment by JM on 2nd March 2013 at 07:31
Thats pretty cool.


Comment by Peter on 2nd March 2013 at 08:04
Lovely shot
Good use of tilt and shift
I used to work there 30 years ago


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 2nd March 2013 at 08:40
Reason for photo, Stewart and why only Mill and part of Walkden Avenue in focus?
I lived in Queensway from 1936 to 1958 and the bottom part of it is in photo.
What flying machine or hot air balloon where you in?
There have been a lot of changes over the years as you can see in Album, Places, Rylands Mill.
To see what the mill was like on inside see: Old Gallery, Mills.


Comment by Mick on 2nd March 2013 at 09:12
What an eyesore this building is now, its spoiling the new look of the restored Mesnes Park.

It would be better to pull it down and build some nice new modern houses.


Comment by Cyril on 2nd March 2013 at 11:21
What an unusual photo, looks like a model village.

Mick, they can't pull it down as it is believe or not a listed building of historical interest, there were plans for the building to be turned into flats like the ones at Trencherfield, but along came a housing slump and the plans went onto the backburner.

Many years ago the college wanted to fill in the millpond to build a car park, however the fire brigade objected to their plans as they saw the pond as a valuable source of water in the event of a major fire.


Comment by Nev on 2nd March 2013 at 11:46
Nice one Stewart!


Comment by Phil Whitehead on 2nd March 2013 at 14:07
Nice shot, I find the images created by a tilt shift lens very fascinating with that "model village" type look.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 2nd March 2013 at 20:53
Knew where rylands mill was but this pic has completely stumped me ! Ernest ...cannot make out walkden ave.....or queensway ...Must be an age thing !! Lovely colourful picture.
Saying all that it is 60years this year since we left Wigan!


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 2nd March 2013 at 23:24
Jean, Walkden Avenue is in front of the Mill in this photo, from bottom right sloping upwards to left. Queensway is opposite to the 4th house from the bottom right corner.
Been a grand day here - went to Rochdale and saw 4 video`s of Gracie Fields in the museum. Was singing to `Sing As We Go` and `Sally In Our Ally`!


Comment by ann21 on 3rd March 2013 at 12:48
Stuart Where was it taken from.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 3rd March 2013 at 21:35
Thankyou Ernest(!!??)


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 4th March 2013 at 21:55
Stewart, why don`t you reply to our questions? I`ve noticed it before on your other P-a-D`s.


Comment by Stewart Parr on 5th March 2013 at 18:41
Hi Janice, It was done with photoshop.

Hi Ernest, taken from an aeroplane.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 6th March 2013 at 22:10
Thanks Stewart, but you`ve only answered one of my questions.


Comment by Art on 7th March 2013 at 00:56
The oblique ally going from the trees to the chimney, on the left going up, was Halls Bakery.
Anyone living in the vicinity, would remember what the block of red houses on the left replaced!
Any offers? ;o)


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