Photo-a-Day (Monday, 15th December, 2014)
Nice wintery photo David. Where exactly is this shot?
Brrrrr it's here!
Ken it looks like its in the corner of a field next to where a old gate must have been at one time
great photo ~ so cold and bleak
nice photo David
looks lovely with good light
I like this photo, think I will wrap up well and go for a walk there!
David,that's a lovely shot..full of atmosphere..I love it.
Ken, it's situated between Higher Lane and St David's Crescent, thought you of all folks would have known that Mick, as you will have been past there many a time.
It is the picture that used to come into my head at school when we sang In the Bleak Midwinter.....Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.
Irene has got the apt title of this photo...Bleak being the operative word. Great image.
Captures the feel of the Season well.Irene this is near where the little girl ghost sighting occurred.
Ghost sighting Neil? I heard a story years ago of a headless horseman in woods close to Billinge Beacon!
Giovanni, this was the tale of a little Victorian girl seen by a teacher from Wigan Tech on a blazing Summer afternoon, not at midnight as you would expect, and is a fascinating ghost story in which I believe implicitly.
David ,this is a lovely photo...thankyou.
Thanks for that info Irene. I'm open minded regarding ghosts and the supernatural.
Giovanni, if you return to this picture. The little girl was in Victorian clothes and the cyclist first noticed an awful rotting smell before spotting her. He watched her for a good while and describes her in detail. He said her hair looked wet so some think she may have drowned in the pond by the cottages near New Wash Pit. Carol Dunning's book Fascinating Ghosts of the Northwest is probably in Wigan Library and gives the whole tale.
Buck up for heavens sake Garry lol. I find this picture heavenly, not remotely bleak. Soon the sun will shine and the not even a severe frost will be gone. Sorry to disagree ,but I would personally would never describe this lovely picture as bleak. Giovanni, that would be interesting on Wiganworld, ghosts and the supernatural, where are the most ghostly places in Wigan?
A member of a group that spent a night in Haigh Hall on a ghost watch had to be hospitalised I believe.
Thanks for you comments, Julie and Neil.
Certainly something to pursue over the winter months!
Neil, Really? Can you tell us more? I agree Giovanni
Julie, that is really all I know. Irene Roberts has heard of a chap that saw an apparition on the canal bank in Haigh on his way to the pits in Whelley. He was so scared by it they couldn't let him go underground when he got to work.