Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 1st January, 2017)
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
Happy new year.
And the same to you Garry, and everyone else on Wigan World.
Happy New Year to everyone on P-A-D.Garry you make my day with your comments
I love straight talking people and your one of them. All the best to Garry and Wigan Worlders x
Happy New Year to all Wigan Worlders, and a lovely photo to start the year.
Thankyou Jonno and Pw, your comments aren't bad too lol.
Only joking, keep up the intelligent comments it's great.
Can't say the same for some other folk on here. Best wishes for 2017.
Happy New Year to all Wigan Worlders wherever you are.Thanks to Brian and his team for this brilliant site.
Nice photo. Happy New Year everyone
Happy New Year and love to everyone.x
May I add my good wishes, Happy New Year everyone !
All the very best to everyone.x
Garry hope you got a piece of coal for good luck!
All the best to everyone for 2017
May I add my very best wishes to you all for 2017 and thank you to such talented photographers. Looking forward to this year's photos.
Oh! Lordy Veebs, don't get him started on coal, for Heaven's sake. We'll never hear the last of it. Only joking Garry, you know me.
Happy New year to everyone and thank you for the brilliant photos.
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.KEEP THE PICTURES COMING YOU BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Vb there's nothing more nicer and cosier than a coal fire on cold winter nights. I'm still with coal for my heating.
Lovely photo Rev Long.
Shove up, Garry, and let's all see t'fire! And make us some toast on t'toastin' fork! x.
Now I'm having a nice sherry in front of my lovely coal fire, all the best and cheers x
Just look what you've gone and done now Veebs. You had to go and mention coal didn't you ? You just wouldn't let it lie. I predicted the result didn't I ? Garry, if your still burning coal, then the government must be paying you too generous a pension. I have to root through bins to find plastic bottles to burn to warm my hovel. You haven't worked for BA Systems at any point during your illustrious career by any chance have you Garry? or indeed Wigan council ?, as I suspect there may be a bloated private pension, lurking at the root of all this cosy coal fire malarkey. Given the price of coal these days, I suspect the Aga Khan couldn't afford to heat his harem with the stuff these days.
Happy New Year to all the contributors to this site. Keep the photos coming
Gary I bet next door can feel the heat from that fire through the wall !! Shut that door and put some more coal on......!
Veebs, could we possibly give the topic of coal a rest now please ? Blinking blimey, the blokes suppin' sherry now of all things. All this talk about coal and sherry just reinforces my conviction that he's worked on the bins for the council at some point in his career. How else could you explain the man's evident affluence ? He'll be having caviar on his toast next. Just you watch.
I'd give anything to have a coal fire..dust or no dust.
He probably roasted his turkey on a spit on that coal fire!
Going back to the photo which is very good -the canal must have been used for transporting coal in the past ....mustn't it?
Getting coal to Liverpool and Manchester was the prime financial motive for building the first canals - the Sankey Brook Navigation (1757) taking coal from the St Helens' coalfield, and the Bridgewater Canal (1761) taking coal from Worsley to Manchester. The L&L Canal was built to take Wigan coal to Liverpool.
A healthy and happy new year to all on p.a.d
Thank you, I have some great friends on WW. I know coal is dirty to make and slow to get going, but no gas fire in the world is more nicer and warmer than a coal fire once lit.
Yes Irene toast taste completely different than done in the normal way, it's better. For those who's never had a coal fire, you don't know what your missing.
best wishes. x
Is this all about Garry?
Vb the canal was very important for transporting coal in the early years, power stations were always built near canals, also coal mines (mostly).
A dollop of humour and a degree of education doesn't go amiss! Thanks to Ozy and Gary for lightening things up at New Year and to the Rev for the photo and education.
Vb your once again spot on x
I worked on the canaland we used to also carry not just coal but wool to Yorkshire and cotton from the docks in liverpool