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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 19th April, 2017)

Hotel Haigh Hall exit


Hotel Haigh Hall exit
Mowpin lodge, New-Springs.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Garry on 19th April 2017 at 02:03

I like it. When was the lamp columns
erected. let's hope vandals leave them alone.

Comment by: alan on 19th April 2017 at 02:24

Well that's a little place.....I thought Haigh Hall was a big 'un.

Time to go back to bed.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 19th April 2017 at 04:45

Another nice one Ron. I have never seen that view before, or the lodge. Was it built after I emigrated in the early 1970's ?

(OMG am I that old !?)

Comment by: Mick on 19th April 2017 at 06:40

I wonder if they are planning to paint those lamp posts in the old Wigan corporation colours of cream and maroon.
I can see the maroon trim as been done already.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th April 2017 at 10:57

I like the old-fashioned lamps. Haigh Hall is going to look nicer and more traditional outside than in, it would seem.

Comment by: DTease on 19th April 2017 at 13:33

It's a shame that all the rhododendrons have been ripped out.

Comment by: Howard P on 19th April 2017 at 15:26

I suspect the Rhododendrons have been cleared because of Health & Safety.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 19th April 2017 at 16:04

I like the photo, and I have a question. You say this is the exit shot, now if you had turned around would this then have been an entry shot or are there two driveways one an entry and one an exit.

Comment by: Dave K on 19th April 2017 at 16:47

Rhododendrons are an invasive species
Howard and DTease :-
http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/rhododen.htm

Comment by: N Cain on 19th April 2017 at 20:00

1862 Alan

Comment by: dostaf on 19th April 2017 at 22:38

The red adornments were added later to the bog standards-stanchions.

Note the ladder rests that would have been on gas lamps.

More red lead than maroon!

Another great pic from Ron.

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