Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 8th March, 2016)
Up In The Atmosphere
Ancient and modern.
Theres some money worth in them chimney pots.
Must have been very busy for coal men in that era, looking at the chimney pots, there's a fire place in every room. Great!
The old and new, I much prefer the old, those flats are not a home in my opinion.
Look at the junk on top of Boyswell House! It looks like a Scrapyard in the sky.
love this. such an unusual shot.
Looks like a poster for Mary Poppins!
How do people escape from the top floors in case of a serious fire.
I like this one.
I love the chimneys and the old grey roof slates.
Lovely shot Steve...framed between the chimney pots....cheers!!
Stairs ,Anne,if you can,t descend the stairs I would imagine you are carried.
Very evocative photograph , old meets new.
Thank you Steve.
lovely photo thanks. I have one of the chimney pots like the ones on the right in my garden in Norfolk. Brought it back from Wigan a few years ago. Wouldn't part with it.
Boyswell House, being the highest block of flats in Wigan contains a manned ‘listening station’ on the roof which was installed along with adjacent fencing/satellite receivers/listening attena etc about ten years ago
The council receives a handsome sum from the government for this use
My Uncle lives next to top floor and he receives some strange receptions on his radio/tv and he doesn’t even have a dish!
Tells me about some strange clandestine meetings up on that roof!
On top of the tower block reminds me of a song by Hurricane Smith...Scrapyard in the Sky or was that Spirit?
That metal will be dismantled soon and weighed in!!