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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 28th June, 2012)

Flood


Flood
I took this photo on Friday (22nd) at Asda, talk about a wet day in June!

Photo: Geoff Charnock  (Panasonic TZ5)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th June 2012 at 00:10

It was a day for Online Shopping !!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 28th June 2012 at 08:33

I've never understood why they've built so much on that flood plain.

Comment by: Helen on 28th June 2012 at 08:57

I think the the Rev Long has a point....why do they do it ? The more we cover land with concrete and bricks, the more flooding there will be. Here where I live we lose a metre of cliff a year because of erosion...and they still allow building to go ahead in risky places...mad.

Comment by: Mick on 28th June 2012 at 09:09

If this flooding problem kept happening in China they would solve it by making a new entrance into the supermarket and making the flooded bit it into a permanent lake.

They could have duck and fish swimming in it and a little garden around it and it could easily top it up in dry spells

Comment by: Roy on 28th June 2012 at 09:44

Probably the cheapest land available Rev, as probably was the land on which the DW stadium was built.

Comment by: Al. C. on 28th June 2012 at 10:08

Helen, as long as building and developments make money they will always take precedence over the environment.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th June 2012 at 11:24

Mick, I`ve just enjoyed watching your video `Wigan Birds`. There were a lot of blackbirds singing on Chorley golf course yesterday.

Comment by: Jimmy on 28th June 2012 at 11:37

They have spent 12 million pounds on a new dam, it would have been cheaper, and more efficient to build new drains at Newtown.

Comment by: good old days on 28th June 2012 at 11:48

i thought advertising was not allowed lol.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th June 2012 at 11:55

Blame the council road planners, that particular dip in the road where the roundabout sits is actually lower than the river when it's in flood.

Comment by: dave johnson on 28th June 2012 at 18:12

Thank god they had spent £12million on the Dam. Otherwise with the volume of rain it put down on Friday, Newtown would have been devastated.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th June 2012 at 20:09

To see Mick`s video "Flooded ASDA Roundabout" click Forum, General in wiganworld.

Comment by: Tony Haslam on 28th June 2012 at 20:48

Which Asda Ernest Wigan,Golborne, Goose Green or China

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 28th June 2012 at 22:43

Tony Haslam, what a daft comment.
Wigan of course, this is wiganworld.

Comment by: ann21 on 28th June 2012 at 23:06

Ermest I enjoy your posts on the photos thread, but there is no way you would not post on the other message boards so I wonder who you are on the messageboards

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th June 2012 at 03:03

ann21: First time anyone has called me Errnest!! - get some who call me Earnest and wonder why.
I don`t use `Communicate`.

Comment by: Harry C. on 29th June 2012 at 08:14

Sorry about that Ernest!.H.

Comment by: Roy on 29th June 2012 at 09:02

Ernest, you should have gone to Specsavers, Ann21 called you ERMEST not ERRNEST, lol.

Comment by: ann21 on 1st July 2012 at 02:20

Ernest Please forgive me.

Comment by: Ellie on 4th May 2013 at 23:02

thats a flood picture

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