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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 18th October, 2014)

Odd One Out


Odd One Out
A back lane in Leigh.

Photo: Roy Hesketh  (Canon EOS 50D)
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Comment by: Bren on 18th October 2014 at 00:17

Back to normal then....

Comment by: Ken R on 18th October 2014 at 00:19

Nostalgic. Shades of Coronation St.

Comment by: alan on 18th October 2014 at 02:14

Leigh ??? what part of Wigan is that ???

Comment by: Mick on 18th October 2014 at 08:16

What a shame they've tarmac over the cobbles.

You can always get a idea of the type folk who live in houses by seeing how they have put numbers on there bins

Comment by: Helen on 18th October 2014 at 08:19

If the wheelie bins were not there this back alley would make a really good subject. Still its a touch of the ancient & modern, I like it Roy.

Comment by: Colin Barnes on 18th October 2014 at 08:55

Great Picture. I bet them walls can tell a tale,Look at the brickwork on the outside toilet must be at least 130 years old.Its got character.

Comment by: alan lad on 18th October 2014 at 09:07

Funny how since gates were put up on the end of backs how they have been left to favver a S**t hole in a lot of areas .

Comment by: Garry on 18th October 2014 at 09:21

Coronation St.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 18th October 2014 at 10:10

Alan, Leigh is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, since 1974. Geographically East of Wigan.

Comment by: Giovanni on 18th October 2014 at 10:11

You couldn't beat a back alley for a "knee trembler"!

Comment by: Giovanni on 18th October 2014 at 11:12

Yes Colin. A tale of courting couples getting amorous on many a dark night!

Comment by: Cyril on 18th October 2014 at 13:05

Wonder which black bin has been nicked from elsewhere, number 44 or number 3.

Back Lane? More commonly known as Ginnels, and they were usually paved with Yorkstone flags which deadwoods lifted and stole during the 1990s to floor the kitchens of southern yuppies.

Comment by: cullie on 18th October 2014 at 15:38

a load of rubbish this piccy lol

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th October 2014 at 16:02

Love this photo!

Comment by: Garry on 18th October 2014 at 16:39

Half the time Cyril, the binmen dump them anywhere once their empty.

Comment by: Giovanni on 18th October 2014 at 17:13

In Liverpool, they call this a "jigger"!

Comment by: Craven on 18th October 2014 at 17:53

Bins were never the issue, it was the back alleys such as this which hold and tell so many stories and memories , clearly for many . Well done Roy

Comment by: Jade on 18th October 2014 at 18:20

Mick , what you on about, type of folk? What folk are you lad?

Comment by: Cleworth on 18th October 2014 at 20:10

Jade, see Mick's comment on Photo a Day 16th Oct, 'peas above sticks' comes to mind, for all he knows he could well have been named after the label in a pair of M&S trollies.

Looks as though the bin lorry goes down this ginnel to empty those bins, a lot of residents (even elderly and/or infirm) have to push their bins to the end of their ginnels in order for them to be emptied.

Comment by: Kevan on 18th October 2014 at 23:06

My late father as a young man would often sprint up the backs from one house to another behind Pagefield st. where he lived, unfortunately one dark night the man next door had left his black car parked outside . Three point impact, 1 knee, 1 fist 1 nose which never did look the same after but mum married him anyway

Comment by: Mick on 19th October 2014 at 08:20

Jade I said this you can always get a idea of the type folk who live in houses by seeing how they have put numbers on there bins
Its the type of folk who live at number 44 and 3 the ones who have scrawled there numbers on there bins with some old paint who are letting down the area.

Visual pollution some may say.

Comment by: Garry on 19th October 2014 at 15:21

Mick's right again, for £1 you can buy large numbers to stick on your bins.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 19th October 2014 at 17:08

Feel sorry for the binman who has to walk up and down that walkway to empty them. can`t see the wagon going up and down.

Comment by: Garry on 19th October 2014 at 19:38

Jean: binmen's job's a piece of cake today, years ago they had to collect round steel bins full of everything, from back gardens and lift them manually up to the side of the bin wagon.

Comment by: Jade on 20th October 2014 at 15:47

Mick , what you on about, type of folk? What folk are you lad?

Comment by: Jade on 20th October 2014 at 16:19

Mick / Garry, Never heard such utter claptrap!, First Mick you want cobblestones then comment about the way a family puts numbers on their bins- in a back alley for heaven sakes. Your observation this time Mick is just plain daft. As for Garry, what difference would a sticker make? That,s madder than Micks. Look at the houses for Gods sake, also this is a BACK alley. If it was down to you two you,d expect flower boxes over the bins. Leave these folk alone with your comments, they are doing the best they know how.

Comment by: Alan on 20th October 2014 at 21:29

Jade must paint his or her bins. Mick/Garry has hit a nerve...well done lads.

Comment by: truwigana on 21st October 2014 at 08:33

Jade i'm afraid your outnumbered by this rude ignorant lot, you have intruded on their little private gathering.

Comment by: Garry on 21st October 2014 at 09:08

Jade, to put it another way, who want's to see numbers splashed with paint running down the bin, when you can buy stickers cheap. Would you like to buy a car hand painted instead of spray paint. Mick's right, you CAN tell what sort of person you are when you look at houses and cars, personel things.

Comment by: A Parr Aussie on 23rd October 2014 at 05:39

I hope they remember to put a litte parafin lamp in the wc' on a frezzing day.no water for a week;until the pipes thaw out, Ex' Plumber. Good one Roy.It reminds me of Morris st Schols.

Comment by: Jade on 24th October 2014 at 18:26

Not going to run from this one. Alan, well, nothing there then pathetic! Garry, so you will judge me better if I and my family put a sticker on my bin as opposed to painting it on. This infuriates me!! How dare you judge any family like this, you should be ashamed!! As I said, this is utter claptrap!!! What are you Garry and Mick, higher than a normal class from Wigan? Wiganners, put your bins out how YOU!!! like, paint them as you wish, and BOW to no one , especially to those like Mick and Garry. truwigana, show some balls, stand by what you believe in, there are clearly cliques here . You get people who because they know it,s history , think they own it. Wigan belongs to ALL Wiganners.

Comment by: Garry on 24th October 2014 at 21:00

Jade, are you male or female???

Comment by: Jade on 25th October 2014 at 17:59

Hi Garry, I,m male. What is your relationship with Mick? Why do you always come to his aid. I am happy to continue this debate with both you and Mick , no matter how close you are , as your comments are a disgrace!! To judge people like this shows two utter bigots.
Bring it on. I judge people , not on the colour of their skin, the wealth they have, clothes they wear- OR! the form of their bins, I judge people as fellow human beings fighting , struggling to make a better life for their families . How dare you knowing nothing about those bins, those families, knowing nothing about their experience make a judgement. Angry? You bet!! Show your colours Wiganners, paint , shape, point your bin according to YOU!! Not according to these bigots. Try me!

Comment by: truwigana on 25th October 2014 at 23:31

Well said Jade.

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