Heading towards Adlington by Alan Banks (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
Pincroft factory in the background.
Comment by Fred Mason on 12th December 2013 at 00:03
Ah, now, that's the life....good pic, Alan...
Comment by wigan joe on 12th December 2013 at 00:06
Heading towards not wigan?
Comment by Ken R on 12th December 2013 at 00:07
A nice photo Alan, it looks like it is going down hill. Another memory for me, my dad started work at Pincroft after he left school he was called up for service in the Royal Navy as a DEMS gunner (Defensibly Equipped Merchant Ship ) after the war he went back to Pincroft and stayed until he retired.
Comment by Kathleen Greig on 12th December 2013 at 01:24
Nice photo Allan.looks a very cold and overcast day,misty also ,wonder what the man and his dog are looking at .
Comment by Mick on 12th December 2013 at 08:46
You dont see many factory smoking chimney now a days.
Comment by Bradshaws Girl on 12th December 2013 at 09:26
What does the Pincroft factory produce? Nice photo by the way.
Comment by kath on 12th December 2013 at 09:49
I agree Kathleen - something has caught the attention of the man and the dog. It always fascinates me how photographs capture these snippets and we never get to know the whole story.
Comment by Roy on 12th December 2013 at 10:18
Bradshaws girl, it used to be a textile mill, weaving, spinning etc, now it is made up of a few businesses, mainly dyeing and printing plus Andrew Porter Removals, warehouse and headquarters. Nice photo Alan but we are 'straying' a little bit from Wigan with this one.
Comment by maggie on 12th December 2013 at 11:33
he wouldn't keep his eyes off his route for long. it is a great photo, it is a lovely canal, and we enjoyed the parts we sailed along.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 12th December 2013 at 13:47
Maybe the dog saw a rabbit.Lovely relaxing photo.It looks very cold for a boat ride though.
Well done Alan.
Comment by Ken R on 12th December 2013 at 15:33
Bradshaw girl. One of the biggest jobs at Pincroft was sanforizing ( shrinking) the big rolls of textile, a 100yard piece would be ten yards shorter after going through the machine.
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