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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 1st January, 2017)

Ladybird


Ladybird
Maintenance boat Ladybird, at Ell Meadow Lock on the Leeds and Liverpool main line.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Garry on 1st January 2017 at 02:08

Happy new year.

Comment by: Jonno on 1st January 2017 at 02:45

And the same to you Garry, and everyone else on Wigan World.

Comment by: Pw on 1st January 2017 at 08:21

Happy New Year to everyone on P-A-D.Garry you make my day with your comments

Comment by: Anne on 1st January 2017 at 09:49

I love straight talking people and your one of them. All the best to Garry and Wigan Worlders x

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st January 2017 at 09:58

Happy New Year to all Wigan Worlders, and a lovely photo to start the year.

Comment by: Garry on 1st January 2017 at 10:00

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.

Comment by: Alan H on 1st January 2017 at 10:02

Happy New Year to all Wigan Worlders wherever you are.Thanks to Brian and his team for this brilliant site.

Comment by: Aubrey on 1st January 2017 at 10:19

Nice photo. Happy New Year everyone

Comment by: Maureen on 1st January 2017 at 10:34

Happy New Year and love to everyone.x

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st January 2017 at 12:26

May I add my good wishes, Happy New Year everyone !

Comment by: Vb on 1st January 2017 at 12:33

All the very best to everyone.x
Garry hope you got a piece of coal for good luck!

Comment by: Anne on 1st January 2017 at 13:56

All the best to everyone for 2017

Comment by: Pat McC on 1st January 2017 at 14:43

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.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 1st January 2017 at 14:54

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.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: MarieM on 1st January 2017 at 15:39

Happy New year to everyone and thank you for the brilliant photos.

Comment by: Maureen Topping nee Roberts on 1st January 2017 at 18:12

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.KEEP THE PICTURES COMING YOU BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Comment by: Garry on 1st January 2017 at 18:50

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st January 2017 at 19:09

Shove up, Garry, and let's all see t'fire! And make us some toast on t'toastin' fork! x.

Comment by: Garry on 1st January 2017 at 19:17

Now I'm having a nice sherry in front of my lovely coal fire, all the best and cheers x

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 1st January 2017 at 20:35

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.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Linda on 1st January 2017 at 20:38

Happy New Year to all the contributors to this site. Keep the photos coming

Comment by: Vb on 1st January 2017 at 21:21

Gary I bet next door can feel the heat from that fire through the wall !! Shut that door and put some more coal on......!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 1st January 2017 at 21:57

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.

Comment by: Maureen on 1st January 2017 at 22:40

I'd give anything to have a coal fire..dust or no dust.

Comment by: Vb on 1st January 2017 at 22:56

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?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 2nd January 2017 at 09:28

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.

Comment by: Sam h on 2nd January 2017 at 11:33

A healthy and happy new year to all on p.a.d

Comment by: Garry on 2nd January 2017 at 18:06

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

Comment by: Alan on 3rd January 2017 at 07:38

Is this all about Garry?

Comment by: Garry on 3rd January 2017 at 07:53

Vb the canal was very important for transporting coal in the early years, power stations were always built near canals, also coal mines (mostly).

Comment by: Vb on 3rd January 2017 at 09:09

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.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd January 2017 at 09:55

Vb your once again spot on x

Comment by: brian hoolin on 17th January 2017 at 16:58

I worked on the canaland we used to also carry not just coal but wool to Yorkshire and cotton from the docks in liverpool

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