Pony grazing by the old Wigan Borough/ Lancashire County boundary post near Martland Mill Bridge, beside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Comment by Ellen on 23rd December 2016 at 03:00
A really nice picture of a venerable looking horse!
Comment by Ken R on 23rd December 2016 at 04:23
The pickings seem to be rather sparse Rev, are the conditions OK for the pony?
Comment by Maureen on 23rd December 2016 at 10:06
A lovely photo of a lovely animal..thank you.
Comment by Mick on 23rd December 2016 at 11:04
Ive always wondered how come that boundary post was put in a field next to canal bank.
Comment by A.W. on 23rd December 2016 at 12:16
Mick, the boundaries would have been very precisely marked so that there could be no argument about who was responsible for what in the vicinity; for example Wigan had it's own Borough Police until the 1960's so boundary markers would indicate which places came under Wigan Borough and thise which came under Lancashire Constabulary.
Comment by Mick on 23rd December 2016 at 15:05
I know that AW but why put one in a field next to the canal bank
Comment by . Ozymandias . on 23rd December 2016 at 16:13
Speaking of boundaries, my father used to tell us that if you found a dead body floating in the canal in Wigan and reported it to the police, there was a reward of five bob. If you found a body floating in the canal in Leigh however, the reward was seven and six. It paid you therefore to find a long stick and push the cadaver along the canal and over the boundary, thereby earning an extra half crown. Maybe Albert knows if there is any truth in the story. Oh, and apologies to anyone who only reckons up in decimal.
Comment by truewigana on 23rd December 2016 at 20:46
Mick wondering, thats a scary thought
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