Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 11th January, 2018)
A rather plump Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE. Well caught Mick.
Good photo, but, who is Kenny Dalglish. Please take turns at shooting me down.
Shoot me down too !
Isn't he a football player?
I wonder what he was doing in Wigan.... scouting for talent?
Now he WAS a footballer! One of the best in his day!
This photo was on forum just before Christmas with an explanation of why/what he was doing.
He had just come from Southport to Wigan Wallgate and was now catching the train to London to watch Liverpool at Arsenal
He said he always travels that way so he can buy some Galloways pies on Wallgate to eat on the train and at the match
Can’t believe people don’t know who Kenny Dalglish is.
Why, Tony? We're not all interested in football. I had to be told who David Cameron was a few years ago! I thought the Prime Minister was still Tony Blair! They say one of the tests for Alzheimer's is to ask you who the prime minister is....I'd have failed miserably!
Tony,it does depend how old a person is to be able to remember him, he's not exactly the new kid on the block, he turns 67 in March, plus, if you're not interested in the boring game that's another reason not to know him.
Great pic Mick!
Didnt know you were a Red! Great player tho. I went and watched him play for Celtic prior to his move to Liverpool. His second stint as manager was poor paying a shed load of money for that numpty Andy Caroll ! Keep those pics comim' Mick!
Yes Mick I had deduced that would be his travel arrangement. Wallgate/NW. He must still be at the address next door but one to one of my husbands work colleagues.
You were able to understand him then Mick!
Sorry misread your post, thought you were off to London!
Long way on that bike of yours!!
Anne he lives now next door to his mate Alan Hanson in two newly built houses that back onto Formby Hall golf course, Steven Gerrard is also having a house built in the same area.
Good photo you must have known that he would be there. Think he should cut back on the pies though.
Irene the only reason I knew he was a footballer was because my son as a 10 yr old 'supported' L'pool and he was forever rhyming all the names off. I have no interest whatsoever in football and I think they are overpaid!
I don't know how anyone can claim not to know who is Prime Minister of their own country . Emmeline Pankhurst would be turning in her grave.
Some of you are not too bright. Most of you have no common sense.
Thankyou Sonia, Mick and Alan for those kind words. I had no idea who the Prime Minister was because I don't watch or listen to the news and the only newspaper I read is the Wigan Observer. That lack of interest is my choice and, in a free country, it is also my right.
How very rude of you Alan- but it's only to be expected!
Irene not referring to you, top paper Wigan Observer.
My apologies, Alan, if your comment WASN'T directed at my admitted total lack of interest in current affairs, but as it followed hard on the heels of the previous two comments, I felt I was being bombarded from all sides! Thanks Veronica, for your support. I have FINALLY had the Observer Article on Peter and myself photocopied today, and will post to you tomorrow. I just haven't been to Wigan since before Christmas due to the children not being at school and I could only get a black and white copy near home, so waited until you could see us in colour!
That's good of you Irene... Look forward to seeing it.
Count me among the unknowing..and unapologetic! I doubt I would have been any wiser if I hadn't been in Canada for the past 51 years!
I just don't understand how anyone cannot be interested in policies that have an affect on their daily lives.Thereby cannot believe anyone wouldn't choose to vote.That is my point,nothing else.
The knives are out over this post!
The knives aren't out at all Johnny; I have no interest whatsoever in politics and current affairs. Sonia does have an interest in them. We simply see things differently and both of us have every right to our views.
No, no knives need to be out at all, and I'm sure they aren't. I believe the point trying to be made is that Emmeline Pankhurst fought tooth and nail for votes for women. Also there are many countries in the world where people would give their all to be allowed to vote. Just about democracy, nothing else.
That Irene again! I always said she was trouble . You know she looks in bins , even
though she has a posh watch ? If it were me, I would have her serving Vimto and ice cream in Casinelli,’s , that will teach her what
democracy is .
I think you must be on the wrong person or on the whisky, Dave! My watch cost a fiver from Lytham four years ago, since when I have spent £2 on new batteries. I ALWAYS look in bins AND skips, AND I pick up 1p and 5p coins that people have thrown away because they can't be bothered with them, AND.....roll of drums.....elastic bands that the postman has thrown away! I'm sure you've got a Rolex watch, Dave, but it only tells you what time it is, like my £5 one does. And I don't need teaching about democracy; Emmeline Pankhurst is my heroine because she fought to give me the RIGHT to vote. She never dictated that I HAD to vote....she just gave me the choice. There were many men in her day who understood politics and there were many who didn't have a clue, but they could all vote. There were many women, like ME, who didn't have a clue, but there were many intelligent women who DID understand politics and who could make a significant contribution to how things were run, but they COULDN'T vote. Emmeline and her Suffragettes changed that and I am in her debt, but I still have the freedom and the right to choose whether I vote or I don't. I would LOVE to serve Vimto and ice-cream in Wigan Park café, but I am retired now, and have done my bit, love!
A number of years ago, I came across John Prescott on Wigan North West station. I started to chat with him and he seemed like a nice chap. Not a bit like he's portrayed on TV. No egg on his face that day!
Irene, Even though your whiskey comment is a bit harsh, I sincerely apologise you took offence to my post, which was just a gentle bit of fun to defuse the seriousness. Maybe I caught you at the wrong time, but my post is so ridiculously obvious and stupid, how anyone would take offence surprises me. She looks in bins?
I am sorry you took my sense of humour the wrong way. I will think twice should I post again.
Well said Irene Roberts!
My apologies, Dave. Reading through it, I can see now you were just having fun, and yes, you had caught me at the wrong moment on what was unfortunately a bad day. I promise you I am not at all a nasty person, but I DO like a nosey in skips, so maybe I was on the defensive about something you had got RIGHT! They say there's many a true word spoken in jest! But I DO get fed-up when Election Time comes around and I get Emmeline Pankhurst quoted at me because I exercise my right to decide whether I vote or not; a heroine indeed but I stick to the points I made about her above. Big Sorry, Dave!! A thankyou to Titus as well, but I had misread Dave's meaning.
ItOk to say Well Said, but that doesn't take away the fact that on here, including I think, Irene, have commented on Wigan Council and the decisions they have made concerning the town planning etc. Just how does anyone expect any different views on town planning if the same lot of people keep getting voted in ?
I too think Irene put her point across very well - indeed spoke the truth in admitting she has no interest in politics. As she said it is her right to do so. Is it any wonder with the bunch of characters in Parliament who speak in riddles half the time. It's like unravelling a ball of wool full of knots listening to them. I do try and fathom out what they are on about and am no wiser. Half of them are treacherous and the other half are lecherous!
Thankyou Veronica. I just wish I hadn't flown off the handle at Dave who I now realise was just trying to lighten the situation. What a wally I am! I was just having a really bad day and couldn't see the wood for the trees! I hope he has realised that it was out-of-character. Not that I won't speak out if I feel strongly about something but I spoke in error this time, and to the wrong person.
Thanks Irene, This has cheered me up.
Reading your posts you are the last person
I would wish to offend. I don’t know you from Adam , but anyone on here can see , unless they are a bit thick, that you are one of the most genuine , honest , warm and intelligent people on here, with I might add , a memory to die for . The post just got too heavy and serious so I just tried take the pan off the heat. Gio , did this very well but he disappears, which is sad . Take Care Irene
What an absolutely lovely thing to say, Dave.....and SO TRUE! (Only joking!). No, I was wrong with a capital "W", not because I'm a nasty person but because I'm a human being who had had a bad day, read something out of context and threw my dummy out of the pram. Glad we're sorted! Gio is still with us, Dave....he is Johnny now. You have brought a tear to my eye!xxx.
Aww Veronica and irene you both make me cry.....you both need a came of Bingo together.
Eyes down for a full house, Alan! Veronica and I had a nice meet-up in Wigan a few weeks ago but we aren't Bingo fans, (and we're not "two fat ladies")! xx.
When the second Brexit referendum keeps us in Europe then Irene's wisdom about so called democracy will be validated.
POET... If we stay in the EU... then we'll all soon be saluting the German anthem.
Well Lynne,I hope we don't stay in.However if people can't be bothered to vote for anything. ......
If that was a dig at ME, Mary, I DID vote in the EU referendum and I WILL be voting in the next! There are some things worth voting for but it didn't do us much good after all our efforts, did it?
Probably only because it's a lot more complicated than we all imagined it would be, and no Irene it's not a dig at you, it's up to you whether you vote or not. Just don't moan about things after.
I thought the vote on Brexit was it ....not to have another referendum!
Mary, as you have read, I am USEELESS with politics! All I can see is that they gave the people of this country a chance to vote on whether we stayed in the EU or not. The majority, (me included), chose to leave....simple! So why did that not stand? If it had been a General Election, whichever party got most votes would have won, whether the voters for the other side liked it or not.....job done! WHY are we still shilly-shallying when the majority voted OUT?! If the majority had voted IN, would that have carried? I just don't understand, and Veronica seems to echo my feelings. No offence, Mary....I just don't get it! x.
Well I for one will still vote as I did the first time around. It's no use floundering at the first fence it has got to be seen through to the finish. ( that's my opinion)!
They are still milking billions to help with their border control!, it's nothing but blackmail to get a better deal!
Veronica, There shouldn't have BEEN a "First Fence". We were given a vote and we voted OUT. That should have been the end of the story. x.
Our masters are not interested in democracy! From the very day they lost the referendum there has been a concerted effort to engineer a scenario for a second vote . Mrs May deliberately weakened Brexit by calling a totally unnecessary election . Labour will now win the next election on a pro euro ticket by bribing students and their parents with a promise of free university places. If we exit Europe then I'm a Dutchman.
By the way Lynne , the German anthem is worth a salute. One of Hayden's finest quartets and far superior to the dirge we have to endure when acclaiming our own nation.
I don't think they (the EEC)want us to leave for the very reasons stated above.They are getting billions from us and are prepared to make it as difficult as possible for us.
Whether it's 'complicated' or not we should walk away from the machinations and manipulations. 'Divorce' means 'Divorce' break away and pull the plug! Lawyers will let it go on and on for more and more money if they are allowed and billions are being poured into the EU even when we are leaving. Why should it go on and on!
'Some of you are not too bright. Most of you have no common sense'. Those words you have written, Alan... suit YOU admirably! I knew who Dalglish is, but couldn't care less. I detest all forms of what is labelled "sport" A waste of energy and money that could be put to much better use.