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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 23rd October, 2012)


Taken from Moss Bridge looking towards Poolstock.

Photo: Sandra Webster  (Casio Exilim)
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Comment by: Ken R on 23rd October 2012 at 00:14

I really like photos of canals and railways and this one takes me back to the few times that I have walked this stretch with my brother-in-law. Good shot.

Comment by: Janice on 23rd October 2012 at 01:45

Very nice shot Sandra. Good colours - touch of autumn, nice leadig lines and - lo and behold - another sky with a bit of character. They have been few and far between this year! C'mon the ladies, let's have more photos from you. My only excuse is that I have been out of the country for a month.

Comment by: peterp on 23rd October 2012 at 07:26

This is what canals are all about,nice veiws and open spaces for boaters and walkers alike.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 23rd October 2012 at 07:42

A nicely composed shot Sandra - I didn;t know it was called Moss Bridge.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 23rd October 2012 at 09:56

Lovely shot Sandra, very strong cloud combination nice reflections, canals always come through with great photos. Cheers!!

Comment by: david on 23rd October 2012 at 10:00

Great photograph - at first glance I thought you had used a D800.

Comment by: Garry on 23rd October 2012 at 10:00

I prefer Canal and not be known as Cut, nice composition though.

Comment by: mw on 23rd October 2012 at 10:24

lovely photo Sandra, we walk along ther about 3 times a week, its great to see all the autumn colours

Comment by: Ron D on 23rd October 2012 at 11:00

Nice one Sandra. Good to see they haven't forgot the barriers to keep those mobility scooters out.

Comment by: sandra webster on 23rd October 2012 at 14:13

thanks for the comments ... Dave have always known this to be Moss Bridge and I have spent all my childhood and adult life walking and playing here ... at least this is one area of Wigan that has not changed very much in my 60yrs ...

Comment by: Tom waterhouse on 23rd October 2012 at 15:24

Nice picture Sandra. What is that framework on the towpath and is that Wigan parish church I can see in the background?

Comment by: liam on 23rd October 2012 at 17:11

had more luck fishing in there than the flash as a kid

Comment by: Rev David Long on 23rd October 2012 at 17:56

I beg to differ, sandra - this area has changed immeasurably in the past 30 years. All for the better. I came through here on my first trip in our narrow boat Falcon in 1984. It was grim - grey and muddy all around, with very little vegetation, even along the canal bank. You could have used it as an alien landscape for a sci-fi movie. Now the former pit tips are landscaped and green, and the flashes are SSSIs - a tremendous achievement the Borough should be proud of - and cherish.
The basic elements, however, remain as they have been for many decades - the canal, built up on its embankment to cope with the subsidence which has formed the flashes alongside, with St James' church at the turn by Poolstock No.1 Lock.
A scene I'm pleased to see well photographed yet again.

Comment by: ann21 on 23rd October 2012 at 18:07

Tom, if it is looking towards Poolstock, it could be St James.

Comment by: ann21 on 23rd October 2012 at 18:56

Reverend I am so sorry, I commented before your knowledgable comment was shown.

Comment by: peterp on 23rd October 2012 at 19:45

Tom waterhouse to the left is a steel gate which should be closed then pedestrians and cyclists then use the small gate at the right hand side to gain access to the canal footpath.These are at intervals along the footpath to stop motorcycles and off road bikes using the paths

Comment by: Fred Mason on 23rd October 2012 at 22:27

Used to fish in the Blackwaters as a kid in the fifties, just to the right of the Moss Bridge, I believe. Camped out one night in the summer and caught large tench in the early morn.

Great times.

Comment by: sandra webster on 24th October 2012 at 00:46

thank you for your comments Rev David but my memories are very different ... as a child in the 50's and early 60's before hawkley hall estate was built this was our playground , many a happy time was spent catching cockies , tadpoles , blackberrying , building dens ect and while I appreciate the fact that a lot of new pathways and landscaping have happened in the last 30yrs as you stated the very essence of my childhood is still there and if you read back what I wrote I didn't say that it had not changed ... just not very much ... what I really should have said is that it is one area that has not been ruined and thankfully my children and grandchildren get to reap the benefits of this ...

Comment by: sanibel fred on 25th October 2012 at 19:14

In Ince where I was brung up, it was always call't cut

Comment by: Jamse on 14th November 2012 at 14:20

Excellent photograph. I'll be in that exact position in an hour so on a bike ride.

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