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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 7th April, 2014)

wiganworld tree stump


wiganworld tree stump
wiganworld.co.uk knocked into a tree stump in 2 pence pieces on the canal bank at Wigan Pier.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 7th April 2014 at 00:28

Unusual picky. About two quid a log.

Comment by: alan on 7th April 2014 at 00:35

Wow ! are 2Ps no longer legal tender in the UK ?

Comment by: Helen on 7th April 2014 at 07:39

Anyone know how, when & why inserting coins into wood began ? Walking in Dove Dale we noticed many fallen trees with masses of coined wedged into the bark, some must have been donkeys years old.
Unusual photo Mick, shows that some of us walk around with our eyes open !

Comment by: kath on 7th April 2014 at 09:12

what is CCILIK?

Comment by: Mick on 7th April 2014 at 09:15

Helen I heard that inserting copper coins into trees was to stop them from growing again.

Your right about seeing many fallen trees with coins knocked in them, Ive seen plenty up in the Lake district when Ive been walking around.

Comment by: peterp on 7th April 2014 at 13:57

Kath it is spelling Co Uk

Comment by: kath on 7th April 2014 at 17:58

aah!!

Comment by: Ellen on 7th April 2014 at 20:33

Very interesting! I must try that with a stump in my backyard. It would make a handy gardening seat!(note to ecologically minded,the tree was downed last year only because it had become diseased and was additionally interfering with Hydro wiring.)

Comment by: John B on 20th April 2014 at 17:10

You can be prosecuted for this activity. It's know as defacing a coin of the realm.

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