Photo-a-Day (Monday, 27th February, 2017)
Mesnes Park fountain
Always reminds me of The Verve this shot! One of Wigans best.
Ive not noticed that shed on the right before
love the Batman style flower beds!
It's nice now,in a couple of months the flower beds will be full of flowers,lovely then.
Some years ago I was speaking to an ex navy chap who said that he'd been all around the world but he'd never seen a park as lovely as ours..that's saying something isn't it.
Maureen ex navy chaps dont see much of any country they visit past the first bar outside of the shipyard gates
We are fortunate to have the Frends of Mesnes Park, they have done so much to restore the park its former glory. Thanks to all concerned in the society .
I have been working on ships at sea since 1968 and you obviously do not know what you are talking about.
It is a very nice old fashioned park, its not everywhere you find one these days....its all naturalism today.
One question...why is it when you think back on your childhood everywhere seemed huge? Mesnes Park seemed a vast area to me but this photo disputes that but its still lovely.
Hugh I also started working offshore in 1968 and traveled the world working so OI do think I know what Im talking about.
But there would be one or two Mary Helens who went down town to look at the sights.
Hugh,Mick will never change..all he can see is the shed at right hand of photo..he can't for the life of him praise anything...but..and it's a big but..he enjoys the attention it gets him.
A park to be proud of - and if we no longer live in Wigan we carry the memories inside us. It's great to see the park restored to its former glory.
I don't drink and I love me parks
''Put that Mick in chains Mr. Christian''
You said it yourself Mick - you only THINK you know what you're talking about.
A good 'keel-hauling' will cure the mid-shipman Capt Birdseye!
Hugh its a fact that seamen end up in the first bar outside of the shipyard gates, get blind drunk then return to there ships.
On the other hand my line of work allowed me to stay in some of the best hotels in the world so I did see lots more than seaman and I have seen many parks far nicer that Mesnes park
here we go agaln!
Different day, same village idiot.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Mick.
Considering that Wigan was an industrial town covered in coal dust for years, its now looking "champion" It can take decades to sweep away neglect. Wigan is one north west town that has done a good job of it. What is needed now... money spending on outlying areas of Wigan Borough. Ince, Hindley and other parts that are looking decidedly run-down. Wigan and district need to rekindle "pride in their communities" Its not all about the council. Civic pride is something that starts at our front doors. We all have a roll to play.
There is a connection to a fountain in Lurgan,
N. Ireland. Think the design is the same.I remember being told the story when it was being refurbished.