Comment by Gary Leece on 24th September 2017 at 09:20
Wonderful photo David.
When I was a child in the early fifties the view would be very far from the pastoral scene here. It was more black, grey and grimy.
What a good greetings card illustration this photo would be for Aspull, Hindley and Springs.
Comment by Veronica on 24th September 2017 at 09:52
I agree with Gary -we didn't see all that much greenery in Scholes apart from the park and the woods at weekend. It's a lovely picture.
Comment by Anne on 24th September 2017 at 11:18
Excellent picture. Should be able to see the pot of gold....unfortunately not.
Comment by Veronica on 24th September 2017 at 13:06
The rainbow's just missed that field of gold Anne..... Just another few yards!
Comment by Ken R on 24th September 2017 at 19:54
Nice photo David, I can agree with Gary about the state of our playing areas, ruins of Top Place the large Wigan Iron and Coal Co. Large disused coke ovens that we used as an air raid shelter in the war,Gary your dad and I had a similar working life Horwich Loco, John Pit, Dairy pit, he led me by about eight years.
Comment by Ellen on 24th September 2017 at 19:57
Love this! The clouds in the left background almost look like snow clad mountains; at least to my old eyes!
Comment by Cyril on 24th September 2017 at 21:02
Nice peaceful photo David. Would the large house, top centre left of photo, be the rear of Ivy Mount?
After Irene's comment about rainbows the other day I looked it up, apparently rainbows are a complete halo or circle and we only see the top half, on rare occasions the complete halo has and can be seen.
Comment by Anne on 24th September 2017 at 21:28
Veronica... maybe the pot of gold is at the other end.
Comment by Gary Leece on 24th September 2017 at 22:47
Ken - that was the choice for most men then. Hard work with, if you were lucky, a good comradeship at work. He went to the North Staffs coalfield in 1955 and we returned north in 1958, where he worked for Metal Box in Westhoughton followed by Leyland Motors.
Do you remember the old Calais and California workings down Hall Lane?
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