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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 20th May, 2016)


New Springs. (Now a dog grooming business).

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,529

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 20th May 2016 at 06:36

done a good job there has Gary

also Mick, I know you were referring to that structure but the area 'Roundhouse' is about 800 yds from there towards Wigan

Comment by: Neil Cain on 20th May 2016 at 08:42

Interesting subject, poor composition Mick. Ugly rough foreground and blue containers could easily have been cut out.

Comment by: Johnny on 20th May 2016 at 09:01

What was the original use of this structure?
There's a similar one on Everton Brow, Liverpool used as a lock-up to detain people overnight!
In fact it is featured on Everton's club badge!

Comment by: A.W. on 20th May 2016 at 09:58

Could it have been a Toll House? Was there a turnpike in the vicinity?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 20th May 2016 at 14:24

When I photographed it from up the hill in 2008, it looked more like what I assumed it to have been - the base of a windmill: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1045356
It may have been used to drive a pump to drain a local pit - a large pump was installed for that purpose not far away - and the Haigh brewery water pump is not far away.
The Springs Branch Railway, running up from the main line at Lower Ince, ended behind where the photographer was stood, and a branch serving Haigh Saw Mill and local pits ran to the left of this building.

Comment by: Mick on 20th May 2016 at 15:37

Neil Its not a competition.
Its about a photo of Wigan and to try and get some interesting answers just like what the Rev David as posted

Comment by: Sue on 20th May 2016 at 17:54

Mick,now you're getting a taste of your own medicine..the old saying 'what goes around comes around' is so very true,wouldn't you say.

Comment by: Kas on 20th May 2016 at 19:14

I agree with Mick. Neil, your comment and the last Neil Rigby comment , you sound like two teachers marking an exam paper. You will scare people wishing to join this forum.

Comment by: Kath H on 20th May 2016 at 19:16

When I was a little girl 60 years ago, it was part of Mardens farm and they kept cows in it.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 20th May 2016 at 19:23

Well said, Sue....

Comment by: Kas on 20th May 2016 at 20:45

My god! How boring this forum would be without people like Mick, Garry and Gio. How dare they have the Impertinence to express how they feel..

Comment by: Sue on 20th May 2016 at 21:00

Kas..you obviously don't read Mick's comments every day..say no more.

Comment by: Mick on 20th May 2016 at 21:01

Fred do you not feel daft being the eldest of lonely rejects.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 20th May 2016 at 21:48

My comment on Mick's photo of yesterday was wholly complimentary and I went further and gave reasons why I thought it was a good photo. What's wrong with that? I believe that appreciative comments encourage people to post pictures and it is negative ones that discourage. In your comment at 20:45 you seem to imply that it is OK to express how one feels, which is precisely what I did.

Comment by: A.W. on 21st May 2016 at 09:57

The subject matter is paramount in any image, the technicalities are unimportant. I see an interesting image of an historic building and would like to know more about it.

Comment by: Kath H on 21st May 2016 at 11:00

Does anybody else remember Marsdens farmers keeping cows in it.

Comment by: nopa1000 on 21st May 2016 at 20:54

Kath H ,,, which of the Marsdens , George , Jack or Juddy

Comment by: Kath H on 22nd May 2016 at 08:28

Jack had the farm on Holly Road. I think it was George who had the farm on Radcliffe Road. I don't remember the name Juddy, but this building is on the farm in New Springs, just over the bridge, coming from Wigan. I went to school with his children, Kathleen, Mary, David. There were 6 children alto gether, I think one of the younger ones was called George.

Comment by: nopa1000 on 22nd May 2016 at 18:23

George did have the farm at the bottom of Radcliffe Rd, Juddy had the farm on Meadow Pit Lane, im sure Jack had the farm next to the Colliers Arms bottom of Ivy Brow,i also new Kathleen and David.

Comment by: Kath H on 23rd May 2016 at 08:55

Hi nopa
Jack had the farm on Holly Road, as I lived in St David's Cescent, and he chased us out of his fields, many a time. Did you go to Aspull Sec. Modern.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd May 2016 at 21:10

Can someone answer a simple question which has puzzled me for some time? Are Mick Byrne and the Mick who often makes disparaging remarks about photo-a-day one and the same person? If they are, why can't he accept the same criticism he dishes out to other photographers? If they are two different Micks, then my apologies to Mick Byrne. This comment may not reach all p-a-d viewers as we have been away and I have only just seen the pic. I will ask again on a future pic.

Comment by: Kath H on 24th May 2016 at 08:57

I just assumed they were one and the same. He often makes nasty comments, which have nothing to do with the actual photo. Quite a sad person really, not worth bothering about.

Comment by: nopa1000 on 24th May 2016 at 15:56

Hi Kath , I still say Jacks farm was next door to the Colliers Arms lol I left school the same time as Aspull Sec Mod opened 1959/60 so I missed going to the Sec Mod.I lived in St Johns Rd at the time.

Comment by: Ken R on 25th May 2016 at 18:34

I believe that this was built as a silo for storing hay and greens to break down into a spongy mix for the cattle to eat in winter.

Comment by: kk on 17th June 2016 at 20:40

I remember young calves being in there.

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