Photo-a-Day (Monday, 2nd June, 2014)
On their way to Appleby.
Last time I saw some of these they were at Tesco Central Park, stocking up. Very colourful.
I was behind these the other day, caused knowt but traffic jams. Whats the point in them.
They add a bit of colour to life Alan & can't cause traffic jams all year round...Appleby Fair is only once a year. We saw some at Barnard Castle on their way to Appleby last year.
There should be a law saying that this type of transport is not allowed on A road
If they want to be old fashioned they should stick to the B roads, they could also take them on the back of lorrys to just outside of Appleby and ride them in from there.
I'd love to have a toot inside.
beautiful, and they were on the roads before yu mr Allen show some respect !!!!
i tellyou what shouldnt be allowed those mobility scooters with out a crash helmet .lovely photo ,cheers
nice and colourful a credit to these travellers at least they clean up after themselves
Edward; Thomas Walsh`s 1st July 2012 Photo-a-Day shows 3 caravans going towards Wigan in Wigan Lane and there are 33 comments.
Tom`s photo was taken on a Sunday - when did you take this?
August, 2014 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years.
Ye I agree with B R show some respect for others we dont all want to be iiving life at a fast pace if we dont have to.
They should be band from out roads.
Ernest. This was taken on Sun. the 25th May, around 1pm.
YOU Lot won't say that if your late for a meeting or work.
It must have been 823 years already. March 2013 and now this August seems a lot less than 823 years. lol
Jack. there nothing boring about Ernest.
Alan. Most of the folk on this forum wouldn't know what a days work was.
Fantastic photo. What a wonderful site, great that they keep their traditions alive. Long may they last.
And some of us know what a day's work is only too well.
These come from the Stoke area and always spend the night on Landgate lane. They will be there again on their way way home.
Ernest. Re; 1st July 2012 photo. I also posted on July 12th much the same as to-day, you asked me what colour they were, I could not remember, but now I do they were the same with the exception of the one with the square covering.
These lot should be in a field, not clogging the roads up.
It's the poor horses I feel sorry for.
They should take the horses off them.
I wouldn't stop at this lot either. Cyclists pay nowt, and should stay clear of roads they don't pay for. When they get knocked off their contraptions because they're not looking where they are going or haven't bothered to learn the highway code, they can hold up the traffic for ages whilst they wait for an ambulance to sweep them up and take them to hospital. And that just delays car tax payers as well. Then there's pedestrians, with crossings that just hold up my progress. they haven't paid for the roads so should just stay off them.
Great photo by the way ;-)
Very nice photo Edward.....lovely horses and lovely colours...what a cheery sight....live and let live is my motto....cheers!!!
Car tax payer 2. My new environmentally friendly car is tax free and I can also drive into the centre of London free.
My bike is also tax free.
Mick. Exactly, youv'e pay'd nowt. Get off the roads. It would be easier for folk who have payed to use em.
Reason it free for me is because Im not polluting our earth
For Gods sake lighten up..it makes a lovely change from speeding cars..traffic fumes and road rage..
Mick...I bet your new tax free car is IMPORTED...nothing to brag about or be proud about.
Maureen. Perhaps we should coin a phrase. WIGAN WORLD RAGE GRRRRRRR.
Car tax payer 2, you assume that Travellers, pedestrians, cyclists etc. are not also car owners themselves. " Car Tax" is a tax on cars, not roads, and it goes straight into the general Treasury fund, infact it might be classified as a pollution tax, since it's now based on the size of engine and emissions. Roads are paid for via general and local taxation.
Micks been brainwashed by the government about going green...in the last 10 years cars, vans and HGV are cleaner than ever, they are just ripping people like Mick off who are easily conned into going green.
Jemmy Its a foreign make but its made in the factory in Derbyshire
WHAT A PALAVER!!
A Toyota Mick?
There is no such thing as an environmentally friendly car. Precious natural resource are used in manufacture. Energy is used and pollution is created during manufacture, more so with "hybrid" cars because they have two engines. All cars pollute the air to some degree. When a car is old it needs to be recycle which uses more energy thus creating more pollution. Again "hybrid" cars are worse than normal cars because of the extra motor.
Ironically the only truely environmentally friendly mode of transport is the horse. Horse even produce free plant food.
Nice photo Edward.
Jack,Ernest has never been boring..don't be so damn rude.
Well I don't know what all this has to do with the picture at hand fellas......our Maureen and Jean have you got any idea what they are on about.... Cheers!!!
Our Lizzie,some folk get out of bed each day and see just how unpleasant they can be to their fellow man,why..I'll never know,do they feel inadequate in themselves,if so I feel sorry for them,but to hurl insults from sat behind a screen to me also
Eddie; Never thought you`d get so many comments! - 38 as I type this.
Maxine, only 25% of road tax is spent on the roads - the rest goes into general taxation.
Garry - your right about being brainwashed by the Gvt - they have still no idea about how to green - so called green cars are more polluting in there production than normal cars! So, with me in my 4.2 V8 i am subsidising daft ideas like going green which costs the earth a lot more.
We Wiganers care!
Great Photo Eddie.
Note to Car Tax Payer."Learn to Spell"