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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd May, 2012)

Henshurst Bridge

Henshurst Bridge
Narrow boat at Henshurst lock.

Photo: Ernest Pyke  (Praktica DCZ 6.2)
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Comment by: Shirl on 3rd May 2012 at 00:14

Absolutely lovely - when I walk this way I always wish I lived in the gorgeous cottage. Thanks Ernest.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd May 2012 at 03:33

My apologies for getting the name wrong - it should be Henhurst. Refer last photo (17436) on page 3 of Leeds and Liverpool canal in Places in Album of wiganworld. I`d a bowling pal who was the lock keeper and lived in the house in my photo. He retired in 1959.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd May 2012 at 06:41

For strangers to Wigan that must be a nice view.

Comment by: john on 3rd May 2012 at 08:31

Your supposed to photograph the boat Ernest ,not the factory .
And its half choped off ,must try harder.
What goes round comes round,lol

Comment by: Janice on 3rd May 2012 at 09:26

Great photo Ernest and actually john, as a 'record' shot, Ernest has done a super job - in years to come we all know that boats will have been on the canal, but will the houses and factories still be standing? Just look for Ernest's picture....

Comment by: tricia on 3rd May 2012 at 09:52

It isn't 'half chopped off'' on my computer , John...
I know I have seen this before , Ernest, but have forgotten where it is....

Comment by: maggie on 3rd May 2012 at 10:10

Another lovely view, we sailed through there at one time. What is interesting, if you are or have been a boater, is that you can see that the boat is doing the work of pushing the lock open, not the person at the side who worked the lock.

Comment by: Peter on 3rd May 2012 at 10:17

I started work opposite there in 1964 at fosters chair works
Happy memories from good but hard days, I used to ride my bike past that house every morning

Comment by: john on 3rd May 2012 at 16:19

Im only giving ernest contructive comments like he does with evey one else who submits photos.

Comment by: Roy on 3rd May 2012 at 20:03

Maggie,i,ve spent many an hour on the canal system in the north west, forgive me if i,m wrong but i dont recall seeing a barge or a narrow boat helping to push the lock gate open.

Comment by: philra on 3rd May 2012 at 20:41

That's a good pic Ernest, well composed. Good juxtaposition between the lock and canal and the industrial background. Credit where credits due John, and not a tweety bird in sight!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd May 2012 at 22:31

Thanks for your comments.
Tricia, there`s one I referred to in my comment above, also one in Chapel Lane, in Places, in Album. Photo-a-day of 29th and 30th March 2011.
John, get your facts right and your PC or laptop fixed.

Comment by: warrior on 3rd May 2012 at 22:51

Lovely photo. Where is this.

Comment by: Ellen on 3rd May 2012 at 22:55

..Not "half chopped off" on my computer, either,John. Lovely picture, Ernest. Thankyou.

...Ernest was my Dad's name too. You share that with a wonderful man, who is greatly missed even many years later!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 4th May 2012 at 09:01

warrior, put `henhurst bridge chapel lane wigan` on Google.
Tere`s a map and you can drag the little man for photo`s.

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