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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 15th April, 2010)

Do You Know What it is?


Do You Know What it is?
An art installation at Trencherfield Mill.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
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Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th April 2010 at 00:15

Come on Mick, everybody knows what it is...

It's a.....erm...

It's a..........ah........THING.!!!!

Gee, i thought Henry Moore was bad....I reckon if you have to ask what a piece of art is, then it has not served it's purpose...good luck anyway.

Comment by: gerald pilkington canada on 15th April 2010 at 00:40

you tax dollars sorry tax pounds at work sell it to canada they bought yer old subs lol

Comment by: Ken R on 15th April 2010 at 01:10

Looks like you parked your bike behind the "objet de art".
If that is spelled right.
What is the meaning? Finished and unfinished?

Comment by: alan on 15th April 2010 at 01:10

A bicycle stand, apparently.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 15th April 2010 at 06:41

A load of cod`s wallop !!

Comment by: dave marsh on 15th April 2010 at 09:15

An alien bug.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 15th April 2010 at 09:25

And they call that art????

Comment by: Jimmy on 15th April 2010 at 11:14

I know what it is Mick, it's another waste of tax payers money.

Comment by: Gem on 15th April 2010 at 12:21

It's obviously a pig

Comment by: janet on 15th April 2010 at 12:51

It is RIDICULOUS a total waste of time, space and money.....

Comment by: sh on 15th April 2010 at 14:04

typical Northerners

Comment by: Mick on 15th April 2010 at 14:48

Looks like you parked your bike behind the "objet de art".

Yes its very good to lean you bike against Ken

Comment by: Helen on 15th April 2010 at 16:21

Now come on you Wiganers, you know very well what it is, it's a...well it's like a heavy metal thingy that you, well..em... you sort of well...park your bike against ?

Top marks again for the Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council I say ! Vote with your feet next time boys & girls !

Comment by: Derek Platt on 15th April 2010 at 17:56

There is a fine line between a genius and an idiot. I'll leave you guys to figure out which side of the line this artist belongs to. The same applies to the people that commissioned the piece(of ****) Hopefully this will be stolen

Comment by: Cloie on 15th April 2010 at 19:38

I would imagine the scuplture has to do with the mill ...

Comment by: she 44 on 15th April 2010 at 20:45

I like it

Comment by: Emm... on 15th April 2010 at 23:04

I Know!
A man was riding the bike,
he fell off, and that's how his head feels....

Comment by: aitch on 16th April 2010 at 00:01

its an oxo cube with a sting in its tale ([g]and that is not spelt wrong[/g] )

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 16th April 2010 at 11:00

We recently took a wrong turning in Atherton and ended up on a new estate where there was a fabulous statue of three miners being lowered into the pit for their shift, totally in keeping with our heritage, AND you could tell what it was meant to be. And what do we get in Wigan? That daft circle of dancers or whatever they are at Bryn, that monstrosity of a head in Millgate, and THIS contraption, whatever it's meant to be!

Comment by: tricia on 16th April 2010 at 11:34

Well, that will bring a lot of visitors to Wigan, won't it????????????
Should have gone to Specsavers I think.

Comment by: ant on 16th April 2010 at 14:46

There were many pits in Atherton... and whats up with ATHERTON any way?

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 16th April 2010 at 16:42

It does seem odd.. to come from a photograph of Wigan's Industrial Heritage from the day before (20 Bridges) that is crying out for some money to be spent on it... to see this piece of crap that has cost the rate-payer god knows how much money.

The most expensive bicycle rack in the North West, and the ugliest.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 16th April 2010 at 20:24

I totally agree with the comments of Janet, Helen and Dennis Miller. Lets put important situations in perspective, and stop wasting rate payers money. Wigan Council, are you paying attention.

Comment by: Dennis on 17th April 2010 at 08:02

Now... I have to ask... it has just occurred to me.

Was ratepayers money spend on that sculpture? Or was it paid for by whatever company manages the apartments that are there now?

Either way, it is money wasted, but is it our money? I myself am just assuming the council have paid for these monstrosities.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 17th April 2010 at 11:28

Dennis, I would say Council... OUR money pays for it.
Graffiti nuts will have field day.

Comment by: Dennis on 18th April 2010 at 01:43

I don't know... a lick of paint may improve it a bit.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 18th April 2010 at 15:23

Ant, there's NOTHING wrong with Atherton; the statue I mentioned was there because there had been a pit there. Atherton has got it RIGHT; it's Wigan that can't seem to get it right, putting up daft statues that have nothing whatsoever to do with Wigan's heritage. If I lived in Atherton, I'd be as proud as punch of that brilliant statue......sorry if I came across wrong.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 27th April 2010 at 21:13

Over a week has past and still know one knows what it is?????

Irene, you have said nothing wrong, it's Ant who cant understand plain English.

Comment by: jean on 27th April 2010 at 23:14

Is ANT ever happy about anything ?
Love tricias comments .


Wigan council quite rightly get some stick........who thinks of these great ideas?

Comment by: Deko on 6th May 2010 at 22:33

Ask our famous LORD SMITH OF LEIGH,
I'm sure he can explain how and why
our council tax is squandered on com
plete and utter total RUBBISH.

Comment by: Darren Taylor on 9th December 2012 at 19:06

What a total waste of our money..........Wigan Council.....
Rubbish......

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