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Tommy's travels.
Photo: Joan Harrison
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Item #: 12568
This is another photo of my dad Tommy Pilling on top of Billinge Hill aged 80(and rode his push-bike there).

Comment by: Jarvo on 21st November 2009 at 15:56

Is this a trick photograph?
If it isn't, tell him to clean his handy work off Ashurst Beacon...
If it is, it's not in good taste...Is it?
Not impressed.

Comment by: Martin on 21st November 2009 at 21:36

Lighten up jarvo, it's obviously tongue in cheek!

Comment by: Jarvo on 22nd November 2009 at 01:26

It sends out the totally wrong message...Soz. I aint amused. Especially when both Beacons, Ashurst and Billinge, have been recently vandalised.
He should know better.

Comment by: Mick Moore on 22nd November 2009 at 02:31

Jarvo have you no sense of humour at all.

Comment by: Dave on 22nd November 2009 at 11:12

I saw this photo when it first came on but didnt take notice of the writing etc however after reading the comments i now see the joke.
I couldnt stop laughing, it is really funny, with that cheeky look on his face,its almost as if he had done it with the blue marker in his hand.
Is Tom still alive if so does he know about the photo.
Very funny, well done for making me laugh out loud very loudly as soon as the penny dropped.

Comment by: Jarvo on 22nd November 2009 at 12:01

Of course it's tougue in cheek; that's the sad part. Let's all laugh at pics like this, yet in reality, this stuff is actually going on. Should know better. Tut, tut...

Comment by: Joan Harrison[nee Pilling] on 23rd November 2009 at 11:59

Thank you for all your comments,my dad is now 85yrs old and lives in a residential home.The photo was taken by a retired head teacher who could not believe that he had gone there on his bike.He may be old and sometimes a bit forgetful but he still has a sense of humour, unlike some!!!!

Comment by: Jarvo on 24th November 2009 at 08:13

Funny, ha ha ? But you totally miss the point.

Comment by: jo buck (tommys grandaughter) on 24th November 2009 at 10:44

What a great picture & what great photoshop work.If anyone really thinks this photo hasn't been doctored they need their head examined!I just hope I'm as fit & able as my grandad was at that age~ROCK ON GRANDAD TOMMY!!!!!!

Comment by: Teresa & John Pilling on 24th November 2009 at 15:42

This is a fantastic photo of my dad, I know I won't be able to do that at 80, If some people can't take a joke they should get a life. He is now 85 and I am sure if we let him he would want to get back on his bike and get back up there. Some folk need to chill out there are worse things in the world happening to be more worried about.

Comment by: Fert on 24th November 2009 at 16:02

This certainly made me smile, fun. Which cheeky monkey did that to Dad's photy!
He's lovely is'nt he, stood standing there. I bet you lasses are proud of him, and don't mind folks knowing it either!

Comment by: Jarvo on 24th November 2009 at 22:46

Looks like it's a family affair...Still think it is unsuitable...For once I'm being PC...Live with it...

Comment by: Joan Harrison on 23rd January 2010 at 20:17

My dad has passed away RIP,1924-2010.Sadly missed by all.

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