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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 16th January, 2013)

Cobbles


Cobbles
Cobbled car park at the bottom of Upper Dicconson Street.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 16th January 2013 at 00:01

Nice one Mick, I like the small set cobble stones, like the feel and the rumble under the wheels.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 16th January 2013 at 00:07

Lovely mick a real wintery picture.....foggy days.....cheers!!

Comment by: Janice on 16th January 2013 at 00:44

Did not recognise it at first! It is very empty. Assume it was taken very early or is it no longer used?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th January 2013 at 07:08

Have you seen the cobbled streets in Rye, Sussex, Mick?
Their cobbles `darn Sarth` are nothing like ours `oop North`!!
See :-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rivertay/8072109511/
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.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th January 2013 at 07:38

For an interesting read, see :-
http://www.wigan.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/F54A24BE-13EE-4B00-B2FF-41D6CFB18001/0/DicconsonCAFinalOct2011_Part1.pdf
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.

Comment by: peterp on 16th January 2013 at 08:16

No potholes with cobbles unless someone pinches them

Comment by: Blue eyes on 16th January 2013 at 08:22

Brhhhh it looks freezing

Comment by: Helen on 16th January 2013 at 08:27

Wot ? No snow ?

Mr Pyke, the cobbles ' darne sarf ' in Rye are very nice thank you!

Comment by: irene roberts on 16th January 2013 at 08:50

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!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th January 2013 at 10:19

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.

Comment by: Helen on 16th January 2013 at 15:40

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

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th January 2013 at 20:46

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 !!

Comment by: Mick on 16th January 2013 at 22:16

In the late 60s I used to fly from North Denes Heliport at Caister On Sea out to rig 65 the Santa Fe Britannia.

Comment by: Helen on 17th January 2013 at 08:42

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....

Comment by: Mick on 17th January 2013 at 09:39

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.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th January 2013 at 13:47

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!!

Comment by: Helen on 17th January 2013 at 16:12

Nearly Mick...Sheringham.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th January 2013 at 21:01

Helen, I`ve just been looking at the snow outside Sheringham Railway Station!
See :-
http://webcams.nnrailway.co.uk/
I`ve been to this station in April 2003, when staying in the Hotel de Paris, Cromer on a coach tour.

Comment by: Mick on 17th January 2013 at 22:43

Ernest you must have been one of the poshest men in Shevy to be flying on planes that long ago.

Comment by: david on 22nd January 2013 at 10:58

This looks it's compressed - using a long lens?

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