Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 9th April, 2009)
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
That used to be Aspinalls fertilizer place.
I've handballed tons of nitrate off me wagon there, brought from ICI Billingham, or ICI Avonmouth.
20 ton of nitrate in 1cwt (12lbs) plastic bags= 400bags. Don't ½ get you warm..;o)
The above should read 1cwt=(112 lb's)...Doh!!!:o(
more red brick!
How,s your back after unloading 20 ton, of number nine nitrate. Also do you have any other colour of bricks apart from red,in wigan.
They look like homes for robots,Brian
how do you open the french windows upstairs with those rails around
Very carefully, I would imagine. The doors may slide open - so they need no space to do their job!
We don't have alot of brick homes where I live - so I enjoy seeing all the "red" ...
French Windows open inside. It's much safer that way. Not daft those French people!!!
Looks a lot better than Aspinalls did - red brick or not. Lived in Walkden Avenue for 20 years. prefer red brick to the garish colour they have painted Crompton House Flats.
jayeye asked this - "how do you open the french windows upstairs with those rails around"?
That's another typical not-so-breet wigginer comment.
I believe it was ART who said it used to be Aspinalls Fertilizer well he is correct, and how do i know? When i left school back in 1962 I joined J.MORRIS & SONS OF 136 FROG LANE . On the mobile butchers shop i was on with a great bloke JOHN BENNET, Well i move on, one of our our customers
"OLD MRS ASPINALL " the old is not meant in a disrepectful term but it was true she was a very undoubtedly a remarkable lady for her age she had all her wits around her ,we would pull up on Mesnes Road side opposite front door ,i used to run up the side of the house knock on door and shout " buthcher's here MRS A, she beckoned me in and gave me the order .Back to the photo which is a good one but just shows how times and places have changed happy day's.