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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 4th February, 2012)

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New Springs.

Photo: John Burns  (Minolta 500 SI super, Ilford XP2 black and white 35mm film)
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Comment by: Ken R on 4th February 2012 at 01:01

Nice one. Is that Woodshaw Rook (Wooochie) in the background ??
Lived on the other side of that slag heap.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 4th February 2012 at 08:13

In one word.....excellent!

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 4th February 2012 at 10:21

Nice shot John. I'm a big fan of XP2 - I use it in my Nikon FM2n.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 4th February 2012 at 10:43

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?

Comment by: john burns on 4th February 2012 at 11:18

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 .

Comment by: dirty harry on 4th February 2012 at 18:44

KEN R why would someone live on the side of a slag heap? were you homeless or something?

Comment by: Ken R on 4th February 2012 at 19:30

dirty harry, point taken.

Comment by: john burns on 4th February 2012 at 19:33

The word Thick and Stupid come to mined,
its the lock keepers cottage on the top lock of the wigan locks ???

Comment by: Janice on 4th February 2012 at 20:14

How rude John Burns and it should be 'mind' Stupid?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 4th February 2012 at 23:31

Nice to see a black and white photo again,

Comment by: Kenny K on 11th February 2012 at 13:30

Is that lock sealed up? Looks like there's planks fastening it shut.

Comment by: Carole Jones on 3rd March 2013 at 21:25

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.

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