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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 28th February, 2016) Views: 2,021 
Leeds Liverpool Canal
 Leeds Liverpool Canal   by Mike Lavin  (Nikon d3300 lens Tokina 11-16)
At poolstock with Scotsmans Flash to the left.

Comment by Ken R on 28th February 2016 at 02:45
Nice photo. Walked many a mile along there. With my Bro-in-law Jimmy


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 28th February 2016 at 04:42
Don`t like it, Mike. Not easy on the eyes.
BTW, it`s Scotmans Flash.


Comment by Garry on 28th February 2016 at 08:19
Now that's a much better shot than
23-Oct-2015. What you see is what you get. I'm not into superimposed shots. These's are true colours.


Comment by Vb on 28th February 2016 at 08:52
A promise of warmer days ahead!


Comment by maggie. on 28th February 2016 at 09:11
When we were boating - too decrepit now - this was one of the best journeys we did. We sailed canals all over the country, but the journey from Dover Lock to Burscough was the best.


Comment by Johnny on 28th February 2016 at 10:02
A good pic of the "cut". I like the reflection of the sky on the still canal. And its so neat and tidy. A pleasant walk on an decent dry day I can imagine!
Footnote: Can anyone please explain why Scotsmans Flash is so-called?


Comment by MarieM on 28th February 2016 at 11:29
Lovely photo Mike.


Comment by Jimmy on 28th February 2016 at 13:43
True colours Garry?
When have you seen the canal water blue?
This is an HDR.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 28th February 2016 at 14:42
Johnny; it is Scotmans Flash. An excerpt from Wigan in Wikipedia:-
"Wigan Sailing Club at 69 acre Scotmans Flash at Poolstock less than a mile from the centre of the town."
Look at 31st Dec.2012 Photo-a-Day and read the comments.


Comment by Derek Platt on 28th February 2016 at 16:39
The only camera I had in England was a Brownie 127, but even I know the colours are enhanced in this one. I like the scene though


Comment by Kenny on 28th February 2016 at 22:03
Nice photo Mike.
It was once a very boggy walk along the slaggy canal towpath and alongside SCOTSMAN'S Flash.
Ernest- Don't believe everything in Wikipedia.
Ordnance Survey, Wigan Sailing Club, Manchester Birding Society and amongst others - Wigan Council, mostly refer to the Flash as Scotman. Could it have been a spelling/typing error that created the confusion. The majority of the Flashes are surnames(Horrock's,Rainford's, Pearson & Knowles etc.) and in British Surnames - no one as ever recorded SCOTMAN as a surname.
Johnny - The likelihood is that when the land was flooded, the farmer/landowner was a SCOTSMAN.
I think this could be put to bed by a certain Mr G Shryhane.


Comment by Johnny on 28th February 2016 at 23:42
Thank you Ernest and Kenny for your replies!


Comment by Alan on 28th February 2016 at 23:54
Kenny- don't believe everything you read in the papers.


Comment by Garry on 28th February 2016 at 23:57
Johnny reflection with the sky thats all.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 29th February 2016 at 05:52
Kenny; one comment on 31st Dec.2012 P-a-D :-
Comment by Neil Rigby on 31st December 2012 at 15:50
dustaf (25th Aug 2010) is almost certainly correct. "Scotman" is a Family name, just as "Pearson"

See:-
https://www.linkedin.com/title/scotman


Comment by Kenny on 29th February 2016 at 11:49
Alan - The facts are from Official BRITISH Surnames Records not from newspapers (This I agree with you).
Ernest - Please note.


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