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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 13th April, 2013)

Garden of choice


Garden of choice
Pigeon pit bridge, L&L Canal, New Springs.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power shot G9)
Views: 3,590

Comment by: Ken R on 13th April 2013 at 00:09

Good photo Ron, we used to call this Bridge Pit. Just to the left of the photo was Bridge Pit, the upcast shaft for Dairy Pit. Walked over that many times to go down Bridge or Dairy pits.

Comment by: Mick on 13th April 2013 at 00:20

I was watching thew man doing this work, he as started on the other side now.

Theres a video here of him at work.

http://youtu.be/BA6NLFYHzpU

Comment by: Mick on 13th April 2013 at 00:24

It used to look like this

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/bigharold/Wigan%20area/25March024.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/bigharold/Wigan%20area/25March025.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 13th April 2013 at 03:22

Lovely Ron.....Mick has a video of the fella doing this lovely work.....it was a right mess before it was all cleaned up and planted....cheers!!!

Comment by: kath pressey on 13th April 2013 at 06:54

that's great - an attempt to create some beauty among the dereliction.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 13th April 2013 at 07:24

always knew it as 'Bridge Pit Bridge'
the shaft for Bridge Pit was just on the left hand side of the photo
My dad worked there and at the nearby Dairy Pit (I posted a photo on the album section of Bridge Pit but I can't find it)

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 13th April 2013 at 10:21

The gardener deserves a medal,how uplifting it is to see efforts like this.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 13th April 2013 at 14:54

Always,somebody comes along with a Grafitti pen !!

Comment by: kath Pressey on 13th April 2013 at 15:25

but how did he get down there [links not working]

Comment by: Harry C. on 13th April 2013 at 19:02

Nice one Ron, glad you got there at last. And thanks to the gentleman who moved all the cans and other rubbish to plant the flowers a big improvement to what it was like before.

Comment by: Ellen on 13th April 2013 at 19:18

There's an attitude I like! Too bad that there's little of it left, these days. The gardener really does deserve a medal, I agree with you Dave! Would appreciate a later pic., when there are flowers.

Comment by: Mick on 13th April 2013 at 22:23

kath Pressey he got down there by sliding down two joined together canvas straps.

You can see it on my video, in fact I moved the strap to a better place for him to come back up again when he had finished.

Comment by: Mr T on 14th April 2013 at 16:51

OMG Watching that video, made me realise why i dont do gardening!!

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