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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 30th April, 2012)

Platt Lane


Platt Lane
Taken at Platt Lane, Worthington - notice Standish St Wilfs church in the background.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC TZ3)
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Comment by: Roy on 30th April 2012 at 00:04

Brilliant photo Alan, i know the area very well as i live in Bradley Lane, at what time of the day was the photo taken.

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 30th April 2012 at 00:21

I think this is a lovely atmospheric photo. Well done Alan. I love it!

Comment by: Ken R on 30th April 2012 at 00:29

The road to ????????

Comment by: Julie on 30th April 2012 at 00:30

Lovely picture, if you look at the cloud over the top of St Wilfs church, it looks like the deep sea diver who was walking around Liverpool....

Comment by: Ellen on 30th April 2012 at 02:19

"Oh, to be in England, Now that April's here".

.....A beautiful picture,thankyou.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 30th April 2012 at 03:56

Looks cold and desolate, what time what the photo taken Alan? It looks early

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th April 2012 at 04:11

Not much water about Alan !! Apart from the `summer`we had at the beginning of this month, April has lived up to it`s name ! Did you call in at the "Crown"?

Comment by: Ellen on 30th April 2012 at 05:41

I mis-quoted; Should have been "now that April's there" (apologies to Robert Browning; "Home thoughts from abroad")

Comment by: Roy on 30th April 2012 at 09:47

Ken R, Platt Lane is off Chorley Rd just past Kilhey Court,it passes the Crown Hotel, Worthington then becomes Bradley Lane then Avondale St and emerges on Preston Rd Standish, near the new Lidl supermarket.

Comment by: alan banks on 30th April 2012 at 11:08

hi david ,i took this photo in january , around 3pm

Comment by: tricia on 30th April 2012 at 13:57

.....
And whoever wakes in England
Sees, some morning, unaware
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf
While the chaffinch (oops sorry Ernest!!!!) sings on the orchard bough
In England ------ now!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th April 2012 at 15:09

Besides the `wildlife` lover`s and non-`wildlife` lover`s, we`ve now got two poetesses?--lady poets--Janice (yesterday) and Tricia !! Both poems have me baffled. Alan, I`ll ask again - did you call in at the "Crown"?

Comment by: Garry on 30th April 2012 at 16:28

I can't follow Ernest Pyke or Tricia, they not half baffle people.

Comment by: Ken R on 30th April 2012 at 17:00

Thanks Roy, I know where I am now.

Comment by: Ron on 30th April 2012 at 17:13

Are you daft, Ernest or just plain cuckoo? Whoops I slipped the name of a bird in there!

Comment by: Ellen on 30th April 2012 at 18:25

To Ernest---That's a particularly beautiful poem you are "baffled" by,
it really speaks to we ex-pats, but I loved it before I was an ex-pat.
Maybe you should try reading the whole thing! (You can Google it, you don't even have to go to a library, or anything like that0

Comment by: Ellen on 30th April 2012 at 18:39

To Ernest---That's a particularly beautiful poem you are "baffled" by,
it really speaks to we ex-pats, but I loved it before I was an ex-pat.
Maybe you should try reading the whole thing!

Comment by: tricia on 30th April 2012 at 19:30

Ellen
One of my all favourite ones as well.
Ernest, shame on you, a Wiganner who does not know 'Home thoughts from Abroad'!!!! Which school did you go to??
here is your punishment....
And after April , when May follows
And the whitethroat builds and all the swallows!
Hark where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops - at the bent spray's edge-
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture.....
Sorry I did not have any bird pics to go with it though Ernest!!!! lol
Kind Regards

Comment by: winder on 30th April 2012 at 19:32

I like that one Alan, very atmospheric.
Only one problem, Platt Lane is not a single track dirt road.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 30th April 2012 at 19:56

Lovely pic, Alan.

Long live the poets.

"Sweet Douglas, run softly"

Think about it...check it out...

Comment by: alan lad on 30th April 2012 at 21:08

Is it the field track across from Gils farm off Chorley road ?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th April 2012 at 21:32

Quite right `winder`, it`s not Platt Lane.
Tricia, I started at Bluecoat Infant`s school at the corner of Hallgate and New Market St.at 4 years of age, then went to Bluecoat Junior school in Hallgate, where the bus sta.is now. Did a short time in All Saints school in Frog Lane before going to Wigan Junior Tech.in Sept.1939 for 3 years. Then took a degree in Mech.Eng.as an external student of London University in Wigan and District Mining and Technical College which is now the Town Hall.
I know some poetry off by heart - "The Village SchoolMaster" by Oliver Goldsmith for instance.

Comment by: tricia on 30th April 2012 at 22:22

I don't recall that one, Ernest. I must look it up. I get my love of poetry from my mother.
Best wishes x

Comment by: red rocker , on 30th April 2012 at 22:42

i took the photo myself a couple of years ago its down the track just off platt lane,nice shot alan,

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 1st May 2012 at 04:51

tricia, For spoken verse of "The Village Schoolmaster" refer You Tube :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsVH954vmZ8&feature=related

Comment by: tricia on 1st May 2012 at 10:30

Thanks for that . Ernest, will have a look.x

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 3rd May 2012 at 20:07

What the mist in the background it may once have been a yellow brick road. Lovely Pic.

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