Saint Catharine's spire by Ron Dawber (Canon power-shot)
Saint Catharine's spire and Wigan flight.
Comment by Roy on 12th June 2016 at 01:45
Good pic Ron, cracking view.
Comment by Maureen on 12th June 2016 at 07:47
That's a beautifully composed photo Ron.
Comment by kath on 12th June 2016 at 08:50
Comment by Mick on 12th June 2016 at 09:13
The Spire looked better when it was crooked.
Comment by Sue on 12th June 2016 at 10:37
Mick,you're being negative again.
Comment by Neil Cain on 12th June 2016 at 12:54
Never tire of this view. Thanks for bringing back happy memories Ron.
Comment by Vb on 12th June 2016 at 14:31
When did canals become "posh" with the manicured lawns and trees? I only remember dirt/pit shale paths which only goes to show how long it is since I walked that way! It's a lovely scene by the way.
Comment by beryl on 12th June 2016 at 19:36
Comment by christine on 12th June 2016 at 21:17
Comment by John Morris on 12th June 2016 at 21:35
A well composed shot of a superb view, thanks Ron.
Comment by Rev David Long on 12th June 2016 at 22:46
Vb - the problem is that when Wigan's air was heavily polluted with smoke and dirt, nothing would grow on the canal banks, whether on dirt or shale. Clean air has allowed the grass to grow - and the canal authorities would soon get moaned at if they let it alone and the place looked scruffy. It's surprising how just cutting the grass makes a place look neat and tidy.
Great picture, Ron - I think it's the first I've seen published since the spire was straightened - and I went up the scaffolding when the job was finished to photograph that lock from its point.
Comment by vb on 13th June 2016 at 13:10
Thank you Reverend - I had forgotten about clean air and the smogless atmospehere! We soon take things for granted. Who would have thought back in those grim days that canals could be a thing of beauty.
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