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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 30th July, 2017)

Ferris wheel


Ferris wheel
Taken at Haigh Hall pleasure park.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Anne on 30th July 2017 at 08:20

Looks good fun....reminder of the Wigan fair wheel. Lovely shot.

Comment by: Alan on 30th July 2017 at 17:11

The trees are in the way of the photo.

Comment by: Ken R on 30th July 2017 at 17:17

Good photo. This reminds me of when the old fairs would come to Wigan, someone would see a painted lorry and the word would go around like wildfire "the Fair's coming, the Fair's coming, then the weather would change and it would rain.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th July 2017 at 18:05

When I see the Big Wheel it reminds me of the one and only time I went on it at the fair. Did not like it one bit......and lost a shoe in the bargain - maybe because I have never liked heights. How people can ride on the 'Big One' at Blackpool makes me shudder!!!
Good photo!

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th July 2017 at 18:48

Silcock's Fair came twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the tingling Autumn dusk. How exciting and glamorous it was when we were children, but as we grew up we began to notice the missing bulbs on the lit-up stalls and we realised the fair was just rather tattered gaiety set between back-yards and factory walls. Then we got old and, in memory, the glitter and the bulbs sparkle for us once more.

Comment by: Maureen on 30th July 2017 at 22:24

Veronica,I've never been on the big one..I feel sick just imagining it..but some years ago we were walking down the pier..there's a big wheel there,Cliff said come on let's go on..after lots of 'nos' I eventually gave in ( a bit of I'll show him) we got stuck at the top of the top for ten minutes ..and it was blowing a gale..and I loved it,I surprised myself..mind you I think my bravado has waned a bit since then .ha ha.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th July 2017 at 22:59

Maureen you are made of staunch stuff! Irene you are right- the glitter of the fair will never tarnish in our memories! It's a bit like the dance halls of our youth at night -mysterious with subdued lighting -but go inside one in the daytime and it was a different story.

Comment by: Lynn on 30th July 2017 at 23:07

Alan. Did you expect the photographer to cut down the trees before he took the photo? Maybe you could pop-up to Haigh Hall and sort out the job for him? Don't some mothers have 'em!

Comment by: Alan on 31st July 2017 at 06:27

Lynn I'll try and spell it out for you. If Harry would have taken the photo a little to the right, away from the trees, he would have had a clear shot. Some women eh.

Comment by: Harry C. on 31st July 2017 at 07:10

Thanks all, I don't like the fair rides either, black peas were ok though. H.

Comment by: Veronica on 31st July 2017 at 07:56

Thats it Lynn you tell him....!

Comment by: Lynne on 2nd August 2017 at 17:40

Alan. Why should he change his position just for the sake of you? If you don't like HIS choice of shot, take a photo yourself! I think the trees had to the reality of the photo.

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