Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 16th January, 2013)
Nice one Mick, I like the small set cobble stones, like the feel and the rumble under the wheels.
Lovely mick a real wintery picture.....foggy days.....cheers!!
Did not recognise it at first! It is very empty. Assume it was taken very early or is it no longer used?
Have you seen the cobbled streets in Rye, Sussex, Mick?
Their cobbles `darn Sarth` are nothing like ours `oop North`!!
Use Search Box above to see photo`s and info of Upper Dicconson St.
Photo in Old Gallery, Wigan, states that Lord Leverhulme lived here, he was Mr.Lever at the time.
Born at Bolton, Lancashire, in 1851, William Hesketh Lever was educated at the Bolton Church Institute. He entered his fathers business in Bolton in 1867 and when aged 30 years bought a grocery store at Wigan. Five years later he sold the store and entered the soap business at Warrington. He was made a baronet in 1911.
For an interesting read, see :-
This is Wigan Council`s `Dicconson Conservation Area Appraisal`.
There`s a photo of No.21 Upper Dicconson St. in which W H Lever lived from 1877 to 1884 and a lot of info about him.
No potholes with cobbles unless someone pinches them
Brhhhh it looks freezing
Wot ? No snow ?
Mr Pyke, the cobbles ' darne sarf ' in Rye are very nice thank you!
We used to ride down George Street in Ince on our home-made "trolleys" going "Aaaahhhhhh!" so our voices would shake as we bumped over the cobbles. Happy Days!
Helen, yes they are very nice, but very different in size and shape to those `oop North`.
Whereabouts are you, Helen?
Snow is forecast for Wigan this afternoon.
Mr Pyke...I am here on the North Sea
Coast in Norfolk & we have snow to spare.
I know Rye well...we used to live in Kent & even now we visit Rye when staying with friends in Hastings.
PS...the cobbles 'oop north ' are nice as well
Helen, are you near Caister-on-Sea?
I was last in Rye two years ago. Workmen were in St.Mary`s Ch. so no organist there - he was playing `Dream Lover` when I`d gone in there sometime ago !!
In the late 60s I used to fly from North Denes Heliport at Caister On Sea out to rig 65 the Santa Fe Britannia.
The helicopters still fly out to the rigs from Caister Mick, they fly out of Norwich these days as well.
Mr Pyke we're about an hour or so from Caister, up the Nth Norfolk coast.
Proper little travelogue this....
Helen used to fly out of Norwich on air anglia old DC3 to Amsterdam then a KLM helicopter out to somewhere near the the Frisian Islands
Are you in Cromer where they sell the crabs.
Mick, my first flight, in Sept.1964, was in a DC3 from Squires Gate to Ronaldsway, I.O.M.
with British United. Day trip cost £2 and ten shillings. Saw Blackpool Lights from the air on return! Parked my Morris Minor free at Squires Gate!!
Helen, I`ve just been looking at the snow outside Sheringham Railway Station!
I`ve been to this station in April 2003, when staying in the Hotel de Paris, Cromer on a coach tour.
Ernest you must have been one of the poshest men in Shevy to be flying on planes that long ago.
This looks it's compressed - using a long lens?