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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 18th June, 2013)

Rhododendrons


Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons in Haigh Country Park. Enjoy them while you can.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 24-85mm lens)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 18th June 2013 at 02:59

I will be able to see them for ever.....this one is straight in my album......Thank you John.......cheers!!!!

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 18th June 2013 at 08:19

One of the best country parks in Lancashire. Well done John.

Comment by: pat on 18th June 2013 at 09:25

Oh! now that is really nice. A love heart cheering photo. Thank you.

Comment by: A.W. on 18th June 2013 at 09:46

Very nice John, seeing this reminded me I haven't been to Haigh Hall for over 20 years, I must make the effort and walk up this summer.

Comment by: jont65 on 18th June 2013 at 12:39

Very nice picture sadly all the Rhododendrons have to be cleared out of the plantations because of a disease.

Comment by: Garry on 18th June 2013 at 16:55

Lancashire? Colin.

Comment by: A.W. on 19th June 2013 at 10:21

Garry, to most people Wigan will always be in Lancashire, Greater Manchester never really caught on. So if Wigan isn't in Lancashire where is it?

Comment by: Michael on 19th June 2013 at 11:29

1. Wigan is in Lancashire. It always has been and always will be. "Greater Manchester" is a nasty idea dreamed up by Ted Heath and Peter Walker in 1974.

2. "Haigh Country Park" is a nasty name dreamed up by the late Gil Swift, Director of "Leisure" in the seventies. It's the PLANTATIONS, for heaven's sake!

Comment by: Brian B on 19th June 2013 at 19:15

Garry,the Lancashire county boundaries were in place by 1100AD and no legislation has ever been introduced to alter them.
Greater Manchester and Merseyside county councils were abolished in 1986!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 20th June 2013 at 20:22

Michael,thankyou for that.It was always the plantations when I was there and haigh hall was in the plantations!Why do people have to rename so many places ?

Comment by: JohnB on 30th June 2013 at 10:05

Those last comments about Lancashire and the Plantations from Michael and Brian B, really cheer me up - I've been away from Wigan for 46 years - it's so re-assuring to know my concept of where and what Wigan is remains the same.

Comment by: Ruby on 16th March 2014 at 23:36

Lovely photograph really cheered me up

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