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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 24th October, 2012)

Chimney pots in Standish, with weed.

Chimney pots in Standish, with weed.
"What's it got to with Wigan - could be anywhere"!

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th October 2012 at 04:57

Where exactly are these and taken when, Rev David?
I`ve never seen an object lke that which is `sprouting` on the right.

The Chimney Pots' Perspective

In a class of their own,
Chimney pots lord it over roofs and cats

In the hierarchy of objects,
They are vastly subservient to clouds
But are superior to gutters and slates

They are the channels of fire and smoke
Through which homes breath

Rooks may perch upon them
For central heating.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 24th October 2012 at 05:05

Hee hee this is a funny one!!! May be it is in Standish were I grew up and went to school at St Marie's when it was in Almond Brook Road!!! The wire around the chimney probably holding it together due to subsidence from the pits. The same reason that St Marie's was pulled down and is now in Avondale Street. Yep the pic is definitely Standish, well I think so anyway. Cheers

Comment by: peterp on 24th October 2012 at 07:43

Like the non-weathered side of this shot.Very little sooting so probably now used for gas fires.

Comment by: john on 24th October 2012 at 08:26

what can you say ?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th October 2012 at 09:03

They're on the roof of our newly-acquired house, Ernest. Taken last week after the workers had gone home and I was free to clamber up the scaffolding with my camera, hoping for some shots of Billinge etc. over the rooftops - but the sun was too bright from over there - so I turned my lens on whatever the sun was shining on.
The weed could actually be a sunflower.
The cable, Lizzie, is holding the TV aerial just visible behind to the stack. Thankfully little sign of subsidence in our little bit of Standish.
I've opened up the fireplaces, peterp - all were unused, and we'll be using one for a wood-burning stove. Anyone got any trees they want felling?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 24th October 2012 at 10:46

Thankyou Rev David for putting me straight thank the good Lord that there are not any problems in your bit of Standish!! They are lovely terra cotta chimney pots and in the sun they show their true colours, cheers!!!

Comment by: Ron D on 24th October 2012 at 11:21

All the pots have gas pots on .Remove before burning solid fuel.

Comment by: piccyme123 on 24th October 2012 at 11:33

i find some chimney pots from the Victorian & Edwardian period very interesting and arty. This is a really great shot. well done

Comment by: Janice on 24th October 2012 at 11:51

Another one for the history archives Rev David. What a nice little picture, I absolutely love chimneys or anything quirky like this.

Comment by: peterp on 24th October 2012 at 13:33

David try your local golf club or beacon country park surpising how many places are felling trees.Most wood has to be kept for 12/18month before it can be used in wood burners

Comment by: David on 24th October 2012 at 17:14

janice, here's a link to quirky chimneys.http://www.flickr.com/photos/43675100@N08/6326171575/

Comment by: alan lad on 24th October 2012 at 17:55

got me thinking have i seen um

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 24th October 2012 at 18:41

I love quirky photo's. I sent one to Photo A Day last week showing a 'disguised' TV aerial next to chimney pots. It hasn't apppeared on the website yet. Maybe its too well disguised?!

Comment by: dave on 24th October 2012 at 19:47

Ifyou take a wallk around Worthington Lakes you will find all the tree logs you need some are already cut up in lengths

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 24th October 2012 at 20:43

Good heavens rev.! hope you have plenty of cover on your insurance policy.Good luck in your new home.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th October 2012 at 21:37

Thanks, Rev David. Is there a particular reason for moving to Standish?
We looked at bungalows in Standish in 1958 before moving to Shevington.
There`s a lot more traffic in Standish at the moment due to the road closure at Standish Lower Ground.

Comment by: Andrew Fishburn on 24th October 2012 at 21:39

Nice to see you out with the camera again, David. Keep em coming. Hole the house soon becomes a home.

Comment by: Janice on 24th October 2012 at 22:37

Thanks for thelink David, those are splendid chimneys - I would love them in my garden but they are probably bigger than my little patch!

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th October 2012 at 22:42

Thanks for the responses. We've no particular reason for choosing Standish - certainly the traffic is a problem at the moment, Ernest. We'd thought of a bungalow - but they're a bit scarce and expensive. We looked at houses others had updated - and all weren't quite what we were looking for - so decided we'd have to have a project of our own. Keeps me out of mischief, doing a bit of DIY... and chainsawing my way down the garden.

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 27th October 2012 at 10:22

Well..it appears that my chimney pot photo isn't going to appear? so here's a link to it on a chums photo site - for anyone interested...
Disguised aerial.

Comment by: Garry on 2nd November 2012 at 20:42

Could you not settle in Southport, Rev?

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