Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 4th February, 2012)
Photo: John Burns (Minolta 500 SI super, Ilford XP2 black and white 35mm film)
Nice one. Is that Woodshaw Rook (Wooochie) in the background ??
Lived on the other side of that slag heap.
In one word.....excellent!
Nice shot John. I'm a big fan of XP2 - I use it in my Nikon FM2n.
Ah, the old Ilford XP2. Remember it well. I didn't realise anyone still used film in this digital age.
Lovely photo, John. Do you develop your own work?
yes fred i used to develope my own , and still get a couple of rolls now and then .run film off take it to tesco C41 proces same as colour ask them to put film on a disc £1.99 cheap as chips .
KEN R why would someone live on the side of a slag heap? were you homeless or something?
dirty harry, point taken.
The word Thick and Stupid come to mined,
its the lock keepers cottage on the top lock of the wigan locks ???
How rude John Burns and it should be 'mind' Stupid?
Nice to see a black and white photo again,
Is that lock sealed up? Looks like there's planks fastening it shut.
I am doing some research into the area from a local history perspective. It is difficult to establish what is factual because there appear to be a lot of stories passed on by word of mouth. Photographs help.I was trying to find out where Woodshaw dirt heap was in connection with research into Kirkless works site, this photograph has made things a lot clearer.