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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 28th December, 2011)

Toe


Toe
Statue in Mesnes Park.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR-XR)
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Comment by: alan on 28th December 2011 at 00:05

That's a very sweaty foot

Comment by: David Fairclough on 28th December 2011 at 00:19

I remember polishing that toe as a kid and I still do when ever I visit. Looks like it needs a polish.
Good shot Mick

Comment by: Ken R on 28th December 2011 at 01:41

I have given that toe a rub many times.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 28th December 2011 at 06:19

Francis Sharp Powell?

Comment by: peterp on 28th December 2011 at 08:12

pity about the shoe/boot nice to see the top of the pavilion.

Comment by: Bren on 28th December 2011 at 09:25

have rubbed that a time or to !! can't say it brought me much luck

Comment by: alan lad on 28th December 2011 at 09:55

rubbed that a few times in the 50s

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 28th December 2011 at 11:02

Sir francis Sharp Powell has shot himself in the foot.

Comment by: Catherine on 28th December 2011 at 16:29

cant believe how many times i rubbed that foot as a little girl..then later on with my own children and grandchildren xx

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th December 2011 at 16:39

My Dad used to lift me up to rub that shoe on beautiful Summer days, and in the Winter, when it was foggy and freezing, I used to sit by the fire in our little terraced house, and imagine Sir Francis sitting there in Wigan Park in the icy darkness and it made me feel so warm and cosy by our fire. In later years I held my son and daughter up to rub the shoe for luck,and it must have worked because my son now lifts a lttle boy and girl up to do the same; I hope it is lucky for them too.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) Nee Smith on 28th December 2011 at 20:56

Memories,memories from long ago.
Good to see the pavilion....is it finished now Do they still have a cafe there ? Sundays were never the same again after we left Wigan .......

Comment by: Wigan88 on 3rd January 2012 at 14:50

Comment by Jean F (Wales) Nee Smith on 28th December 2011 at 20:56
Memories,memories from long ago.
Good to see the pavilion....is it finished now Do they still have a cafe there ? Sundays were never the same again after we left Wigan .......

The Pavilion is due to open in Feb/March this year and Fredericks cafe will move back in there once completed.

At present the cafe is located in he playshack situated in the Playarea until work on the Pavilion is complete.

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 8th February 2012 at 22:29

We were told as children that if you rubbed the shoe, and ran round the statue three times you would find a sixpence . Did it every Sunday never found a sixpence , one Sunday I did find a threepenny bit, so the story must have been right.

Comment by: . Tom Walsh on 8th February 2012 at 23:56

Re above last line should read so the story must have been half right. Still getting used to this contraption. Sorry .

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