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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 13th July, 2012)

Mesnes Park

Mesnes Park

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 4,648

Comment by: Thomas (Tom) Walsh on 13th July 2012 at 00:14

Mick,a fantastic photograph ,one of the nicest I have seen of Mesnes Park.

Comment by: Janice on 13th July 2012 at 01:02

This is a great photo mick. Nice and clear and with soe good foreground and background interest; shows of the park beautifully.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 13th July 2012 at 01:19

This is a wonderful photograph. It brings back memories of looking in the rocks for swans and swan eggs. Never found either. didn't realise as a small boy what damage a swan could do with their wings. I suppose I,ll draw some comme34qqnt about swans being a protected species, and me being a young hoodlum.

Comment by: ted on 13th July 2012 at 01:37

great picture mick.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th July 2012 at 04:20

Mick, the rock is called Pulham rock - refer P-a-D on 1st Sept.2007.
For "The Pulham Legacy" refer :-
Don`t suppose any one has used this rock as a diving platform !! Wonder how deep the lake is and mud !!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th July 2012 at 05:30

For more info on Mesnes Park refer :-
Look at "Galleries" on this website.

Comment by: Mick on 13th July 2012 at 09:33

Some more info on the rocks.


1878 GREATER MANCHESTER, Wigan, Mesnes Park

”Waterfall and cascade, Rocky Bank and Chasm.’ Recently rediscovered and restored by the Friends of Mesnes Park, and subject to further restoration.. Anyone can see it – Free! Pumps by Green and Carter. Designed by John McClean.

Comment by: Jim Latham on 13th July 2012 at 09:48

Definitely one of the best photos of Mesnes Park. Looking at the photo makes me think why couldn't I have come up with that view.
Shimple, init?
Well done, Mick.

Comment by: Gary on 13th July 2012 at 10:12

That pond is filthy. Just look at the scum on the surface of the water if you pass it some time.
It needs a fountain to keep it aerated.

Comment by: maggie on 13th July 2012 at 11:39

What lovely memories this photo calls to mind. Summer Sunday afternoons - if my Dad wasn't working, although if I was in my best clothes, I wasn't allowed to play on the swings. When I was a teenager, a group of us from Chapel used to come here & "hang out" on Sunday evenings. Thank you so much.

Comment by: liam on 13th July 2012 at 12:31

Its not even waist deep,it was full of big kio carp a few year back wonder if they have survied

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 13th July 2012 at 14:04

In my opinion, this is a perfectly composed photo. Well done Mick!

Comment by: Ellen on 13th July 2012 at 17:16

Just simply beautiful! A wonderful picture,Mick. I thank you.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) Nee Smith on 13th July 2012 at 19:18

Whenever I see pictures of this building I really do go into "happy memories"mode!
.lovely sundays.....and the sun always seemed to shine.
Thankyou mick for a lovely photo.

Comment by: alan lad on 13th July 2012 at 19:30

come good with this shot Mick

Comment by: jayeye on 13th July 2012 at 20:05

would have looked even better if the weeping willow had still been there.it was chopped down a few weeks ago.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 13th July 2012 at 20:09

Mick, the library in Wigan haven`t got the book " Rock Landscapes, The Pulham Legacy". It only came out on 11th May 2012. When I pointed out that local history in Mesnes Park was in it, they`ll try to get a copy.

Comment by: Brock on 14th July 2012 at 23:45

great photo!

Comment by: Paul Nicholson on 14th November 2012 at 13:25

What a brilliant photo, by far the best picture I have ever seen of Mesnes Park!

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