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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 8th December, 2008)

Spring View

Spring View
A closer look

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Nikon 28-70mm AF-S F2.8)
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Comment by: broady on 9th December 2008 at 00:06

Not very imaginative. It looks as though it was designed by someone from Primary School. Has there never been no other industry of note in Spring View?

Comment by: Bob Benson on 9th December 2008 at 10:26

Would like to see a broady design, Maybe he could do better,

Comment by: Broady on 9th December 2008 at 23:56

What has that got to do with it. I cannot play rugby as good as a professional but does that mean I cannot have an opinion on a players ability. Did you design it by the way?

Comment by: Bob Benson, on 11th December 2008 at 13:55

No i did not design or paint the sign no idea who did,But i do paint armorial bearings about which you obviously have not got a clue,That is a good sign,

Comment by: Mike Peet on 4th July 2009 at 21:20

i helped make that sign lol not design it but made it.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 17th February 2010 at 17:45

This sign is based on a cod coat of arms on a piece of 'Crested Ware' (Carlton etc.) pottery in the shape of a WW1 tank, in the ownership of former local coach firm owner Les Jackson. There are pics of it in the Album, under Assorted... Souvenirs. It's been tidied up a bit, and altered (the original pit-brew lass wore pantaloons, for instance), but that was inevitable, given that it was a little over 1" square originally. I've seen a similar design, on a pottery coal wagon, with "Wigan" in place of "Spring View", bearing the legend "Black Diamonds From". These exist for many coal-mining areas, and I expect the same coat of arms was used elsewhere. On other pottery of this type Wigan's old coat of arms is used.

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