Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 11th March, 2012)
More bridge repairs
Photo: Ron Dawber (Canon bridge camera (most appropriate).)
Nice picture Ron, I guess it's back to the humdrum for that welder, but then again a quid is a quid wherever you are.
When as children we walked along the tow path, this bridge was called lattice bridge to identify it from others on the walk. It is still one of nicest walks in Wigan and district.
Interesting photo Ron.
I remember you telling me that you once sailed under Tower bridge on your canal boat.
I bet there not many Wiganers who have done that.
I can only claim to have been in Wigan for 16 years... but I, too, have sailed under Tower Bridge in a narrow boat belonging to a friend.
Ah but Rev Long Ron was driving his own boat that he drove all the way from Wigan.
Ah, well, if we're into boasting - I've done London twice in my own boat... and Paris quite a few times. ;-))
Talking of boats and boasting,Rev Long an ex employer of mine used to take his posh boat to Majorca through France because he feared crossing The Bay of Biscay.Never invited me along though.
Av sed nowt.
I have sailed round the World in a McDonalds Carton, with only a ham sandwich and a stick of juicy fruit for sustenance. So there!
What's boasting got to do with this bridge???
What a brilliant picture.....a 4 storey bridge !
Ive sailed a oil rig from Jeddah to Bushehr , Balikpapan to Singapore and Jakarta to Singapore 3 times.
And past Wigan pier on a mock up German U Boat.
And Ive just remembered Ive under the tower bridge on one of them river Thames fast boats down to Greenwich.
Any idea when this bridge was built?
Bunny Berrigan said
I've flown around the world in a plane,
From the Aleutians way down to Spain,
The north pole I have charted,
Still I can't get started
I did not intend to dry up the interesting subject of the Tower Bridge. A few years ago a kind young fellow gave me a ride on his single cylinder diesel narrow canal boat from the bridge in the picture. He was going to Manchester via ?. He dropped me off at New Springs. A distant relative has permission to drive her sheep across Tower Bridge. Bunny said
I've been consulted by Franklin D,
Greta Garbo has had me to tea,
I've got a house a show place,
Still I can't get noplace with you.