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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 24th September, 2016)

Mayor and Mayoress

Mayor and Mayoress
The Mayor and Mayoress at Haigh for the opening of the High Ropes.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700 with 70-300mm lens)
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Comment by: Ellen on 24th September 2016 at 01:20

Excuse my ignorance, but what is,or are, the High Ropes?

Comment by: Den s on 24th September 2016 at 08:17

Perhaps these two could get together with Boris Johnson, the three of them hanging from a wire is a sight I would pay good money to see.

Comment by: Pat on 24th September 2016 at 08:44

A lovely photo.

Comment by: Garry on 24th September 2016 at 09:49

Hard hats for the opening, now we are going over the top. They must feel silly being dressed up aswell.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 24th September 2016 at 16:10

I don't think the hats are PPE , such as you would find on building sites for instance Garry, I think they're what the kids have to wear when they pay to go on the thing. If you notice, it says PETZL on the front of hats. I believe the company specialises in manufacturing sporting goods rather than safety equipment.

Comment by: PeterP on 24th September 2016 at 17:04

Ellen Wigan Council have built a new play area at Haigh hall and part of this is were you can walk on high ropes and look over the trees in the background

Comment by: Ellen on 24th September 2016 at 21:01

PeterP, Many thanks for the elucidation!!

Comment by: Mick on 24th September 2016 at 22:55

If I was the Mayor I would have worn my gold watch so it matched my chain

Comment by: Hugh Wilson on 25th September 2016 at 03:49

PETZL are one of the world's largest makers of industrial safety wear, including hard hats. All our shipyard site teams and all the Classification Societies (Lloyds, DNV,BV etc) use PETZL. The advantage using a hard hat without a peek in that the users vision upwards is not rerstricted.

Comment by: PeterP on 25th September 2016 at 10:41

Ellen See photo of the day 5th August

Comment by: mr T on 26th September 2016 at 11:49

They should get rid of unelected Mayor/esses, elected Mayors who can actually do something ok, these just prance about looking important when they're absolutely not...

Comment by: lectriclegs on 26th September 2016 at 12:33

Mick, if you was Mayor Wigan would be in a worse state than it is now.

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