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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 17th September, 2013)

Back to school


Back to school
The lawns at Haigh Hall.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot G9)
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Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th September 2013 at 00:11

Very neat lawns Ron....good pic....the only thing I would pick are the weeds poking out on the drive way there.....ton of bricks about to fall on my head no doubt..... :)...cheers!!!

Comment by: Catherine on 17th September 2013 at 02:10

Nice photo. Most people take photos looking the other way, at the hall itself.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 17th September 2013 at 02:41

What a great shot, looks pristine. Can`t make out what the black shape is near the fence. Maybe a dog, or someones jacket, or you have bloody big moles in Wigan these days. If it`s still there in two weeks I`ll look for myself

Comment by: Mick on 17th September 2013 at 04:56

Looks very quiet Ron

Comment by: LDB on 17th September 2013 at 08:01

i once saw Dougie Lampkin ride a motorcycle along the top of that fence for some tv show or other

Comment by: kath on 17th September 2013 at 08:59

ah! summer days. lovely

Comment by: Jim Latham on 17th September 2013 at 09:33

Probably a mole hill Derek.
Anyway, on a more interesting and important subject, I think its your turn to get the ale in Worsley Mesnes Club, or St. Judes if you prefer. Or both!!!
See you when you arrive in Wigan on the 28th.

Comment by: John H on 17th September 2013 at 10:24

Nice one Ron, but I don't think we will be seeing much of those beautiful blue skys for a while. Nice shot

Comment by: Joe M on 17th September 2013 at 12:51

The best motorcyclist in the world would not be able to ride on that fence, M- Biker for 20 yrs,

Comment by: Peter Pan on 17th September 2013 at 13:33

@ Joe-M , take a look at the start of this video 0:08, obviously Dougie Lampkin is better than the best motorcyclist in the world !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pxeOyCgt1E

Comment by: Ron D on 17th September 2013 at 14:06

I saw Dougie Lamton ride that fence and put pics on Wigan world of him .See him on youtube he is brilliant .

Comment by: Mark Higham on 17th September 2013 at 16:50

Love the title Ron - a little dig at the younger generation eh ? Very funny, well done and a highly original photo too.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 17th September 2013 at 18:53

Nice shot, Ron.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 17th September 2013 at 21:13

Derek, think it maybe just a shadow of something we can`t see against the fence.Nice picture Ron,.like the clouds !

Comment by: Derek Platt on 17th September 2013 at 21:18

OK Jim, even though I am a pauper from the commonwealth, as it were, I think I can stretch to a pint for you.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 17th September 2013 at 21:49

Jean; Can you see the heron`s head and part body in the sky?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 18th September 2013 at 22:18

No ,Ernest, cannot make that one out but I just enlarged the whole picture and saw "dumbo" the baby elephant on the right hand side and a real tiny tiny bird flying past .
Readers please note ....this is not a serious hobby LOL

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 19th September 2013 at 07:50

Jean; Look at left hand top corner. It`s formed by the gap in the tree.
Can see "Dumbo".
Will be seeing Machynlleth on TV today. It`s where the Tour of Britain 5th stage starts then ends in Caerphilly.
Wonder if you will be outside cheering them on.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 19th September 2013 at 21:02

Ernest....I am a coward.....Didnt go to watch the race....it was pouring down....my daughter went and got soaked.Felt sorry for the riders .Our road was full of cars and just after the cyclists left the starting point we had hoards of people running to their cars .....eager to follow the race.! BBC mentioned the race and showed a clip but it wasn`t Mach.....the sun was shining!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 20th September 2013 at 08:13

Jean; The Tour of Britain is on Eurosport and ITV4. I switch between to avoid the adverts!
After a very wet start in Mach.. the sun did come out.
Today`s 8th stage starts in Sidmouth and ends on Dartmoor - know this part of the country very well.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 20th September 2013 at 16:18

Thankyou Ernest.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 20th September 2013 at 21:19

Ernest...well off topic but I thought i would mention that my brother died 2 weeks ago .he was 82 and just wondered if you knew him as we lived by queensway,His name was Peter Smith.he was at the Grammar school for his last part of school life He was very keen on Sport and played cricket for the school.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 20th September 2013 at 23:05

Jean; Sorry, I didn`t know Peter.
Today`s Tour of Britain stage was completely dry!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 21st September 2013 at 15:09

Thankyou Ernest.

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