Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 4th September, 2012)
Sloppy daw daw
Luvley, sloppy pies and all.
Keep it up Ron.
Lovely photo Ron. Not heard that phrase for a long time! As a child, I used to pick out the pitch from between the cobbled roads - impossible to get off your Sunday best! Happy days.
Beautiful kids. What a nice change of subject.
As a subject for P-a-D I give it 4.
Happiness is a big Puddles of mud
Mud on my head
Mud to my toes
Mud in my ears
Mud up my nose
brilliant photo ron takes you back to your childhoode thank you
"Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud" song is on :-
Janice, where were you on 31st August? I expected a comment from you
I have heard the expression sloppy daw-daw, but we always called it slop-dash. Whatever it's called, how lovely to see children "playing out" and getting mucky!
Ooops, sorry Ernest, for some reason I missed that one. I must say that I usually like these artefacts - there is a wicker heron in Leigh where I bowl - but I have to say that this is owl is not the most pleasing!
Little lad looks like a future canneller to me. Bless 'em
Aw - bless, lovely children.
Hope mum is a "Persil" mum!!!
Lovely photo. I have only recently started looking at these photos so now I am trawling through some every day starting from 2006.
It was bad enough with the birds, now we've got kids! No thanks...
Picture could be anywhere.
Gary!! you sound like DH now....don`t be so miserable .the picture makes a lovely change from the usual ones and its good to see children playing out again !
I agree with you Gary, that`s why I rated it at 4 (comment 02:25).
Just read your comment Jean, we are not miserable - we feel that P-a-D should be seen to do with Wigan.
Janice, what kind of bowling do you do in Leigh? Why do you say it`s an owl?
What do links to Mr. Kipling cakes have to do with Wigan Mr. Pyke?
Don`t understand you Mr. Cain.
The link stated in my comment at 07:13 is correct.
See your posting on P.a D for 20th July, Mr.Pyke
Yes, Ernest not miserable at all. Pics of Wigan kids in a recognisable Wigan setting are acceptable. Not just kids in a bit of mud. Could be anywhere.
Shall I take some photos of grass in Bolton and say its Wigan park?
This photo of little children is a delight. Many photos on here could be taken anywhere.....we just have to trust the person posting them that they ARE Wigan photos. When I switch my computer on in the morning and see little children playing, apple trees or lovely canalside scenes, I don't really care where they are. They make my day.
No , Irene. Its not acceptable just to take photo's of kids and say they're in Wigan. If folk want to share photo's of their children then they should use the other facilities of WiganWorld. 'People section' It ruins the whole concept if they're in the wrong section.
Irene, wonder when we shall see a photo of a raindrop falling just above a puddle, but it will be OK as it`s a Wigan Puddle?
Mr.Cain, why didn`t you say so in the first place? - I`m not clairvoyant.
Mr.Kipling`s name is on the box in the photo: that`s why I gave the info.
Gary, the children are playing in Haigh Country Park, a beautiful and historic part of Wigan. Ernest, as Mr. Cain pointed out in an earlier comment, you often point people in the direction of various "links", one recently being a link to Kipling's Cakes....I could understand if it were Poole's or Rathbone's, both Wigan firms. If you can explain to me the significance between Wigan and Kipling's cakes I will take back my comment on the delight of seeing little children playing at a beauty spot in WIGAN! I live in Abram and we have some beautiful scenery here, around the canal at Dover Lock which is often full of canal-boats, and Kingsdown Flash, known locally as "Polly's Pond", full of fisherman and wildlife on summer days; if I posted photos of those places on here, people wouldn't believe they are in Wigan, but THEY ARE. Sometimes, we just have to trust our fellow Wiganers. There is beauty all around us.
Irene, you obviously posted your comment before my reply at 21:22.
Why oh why do some viewers think that P-A-D is designed for them..we don't need inanimate objects to represent Wigan..we also need the heart and soul and nature of the people which is why children, fruit and animals i.e birds are shown on here..we don't all need to see buildings..canals streets etc all the time, diversity is the key..I also wonder if the ones that complain about children photos being shown would do so if it was their own child or Grandchild..beauty is in the eyes of the beholder so if it's children animals nature etc..leave us to enjoy or don't don't bother looking at all.
I would have thought you would have remembered your own postings Mr. Pyke. Premierfoods aren't Wigan specific, which seems to be your beef about certain photos, and Irene doesn't merit the raindrops and puddles dig.
Mr.Cain, the comment I made was nearly 50 P-a-d`s ago.
People comment, quite rightly, on things in the photo, which are not necessarily associated with Wigan. David Barker gave info on the Harvester in his photo yesterday for instance.
The photo itself should be seen, in my opinion, to do with Wigan, as it`s in wiganworld in the `Photos of Wigan`section.
The photo of the children WAS to do with Wigan - it was taken in Haigh Hall grounds. Admittedly it didn't have a view of the house, or a sign saying Haigh Hall to prove it, but I am sure the photographer is a truthful person. WE will have to agree to disagree Mr. Pyke as no doubt other readers wish us to move on.
Taken in Haigh Hall or not. It isn't a picture appertaining to Wigan and the essence of what 'Photo's of Wigan' are all about. I'm with Ernest on this one.
Use the 'people' folder.
Mr.Cain, I`m talking about the P-a-D of 20th July and justifying my Mr.Kipling`s comment, so why are you referring to the photo above?
I expected Irene to reply too.
And I'm with Mr. Cain on this, Gary and Ernest.....we are obviously never going to see eye-to-eye on this and must agree to disagree without letting this ramble on, for all our sakes and the sake of other readers. And I think Mr. Kipling might be interested to know that I may not be an expert on what's suitable to go on photo-a-day, but I DO make exceedingly good cakes....(but don't tell 'im, Pyke!)
(Just a joke, Gentlemen, to make you smile....shall we shake hands?) Irene. x.
Irene, If you agree that I was in order by giving info on Mr.Kipling on P-a-D 20th July, then OK.
I expect that you know that Colin Bean, who played Private Sponge in Dad`s Army, was a Wiganer.
As I've said, Ernest, we are never going to agree so let's just let it go now...enough is enough. Yes, I did know Colin Bean came from Wigan; I used to see him quite often. My friend and I used to write for Past Forward and they put some of the articles onto cassette tapes for blind people, and Colin Bean read my friend's article for the tape. He had a beautiful speaking voice and it came out really well.
Irene, we may disagree on the content in P-a-D, but I`m perfectly in order to comment on anything in that photo.
I fell asleep whilst watching tonights episode of Dad`s Army !!
No, it wasn't one of the better ones, Ernest.
It wasn`t because of the content in Dad`s Army, Irene. that I fell asleep. I`d been to Stockport and Eccles and it was a very hot day.
What a stop-out, Ernest, you little tinker! Hope you had a good day.
Ernest & gary where does it state on photo of the day that it HAS to have something to do with Wigan.Who cares if its bolton/sthelens its a photo for everyone to see also its not a photo competition for the camera anaraks out there its a photo to enjoy without some mindless idiots pulling to peices
peterp, just read your comment.
Photo-a-Day is in section in wiganworld headed "Photos of Wigan".
these children are my friends children i can indeed verify that this is haigh hall( i was there too ) its very close to the lion in fact, i have spent many times in that spot getting just as mucky making mud pies. haigh hall is at the heart of every "wiganner" and i think this photo sums up the fantastic memories that are made in wigan