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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 10th March, 2018)

Park gates

Park gates
Entrance to Mesnes Park, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Canon PowerShot G3 X)
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Comment by: Syntacticmon on 10th March 2018 at 00:10

Great photo David! Well done and thank you.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th March 2018 at 07:29

It all looks really smart since the renovation and the ornate gates and railings have certainly stood the test of time- they are beautiful.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th March 2018 at 11:32

As a child I always dreamt of living in that gatehouse...lovely shot of it,thank you David.

Comment by: Anne on 10th March 2018 at 13:01

There are gates and gates around the Wigan area. This one is a beauty.
Nice one David.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 10th March 2018 at 14:02

I ' suspect ' one could quite easily get one's yed fast in yon railings.

Comment by: Howard P on 10th March 2018 at 17:55

I suspect only if your silly enough to put your head through it.

Comment by: DTease on 10th March 2018 at 19:27

In westhowfen the gates are so wide that cows can get their yeds stuck, or so I'm told.
I wonder what they did with the rest of the cow after they cut the yed off?

Comment by: Veronica on 10th March 2018 at 19:55

Probably made cowheel pies Dtease. Only tiny tots Ozy, only tiny tots ....

Comment by: Derek H. on 13th March 2018 at 19:55

Here we are in 2018 mourning the demise of Britih industry as though it were a problem of modern times. The photo reminds me,as young lad at the Grammar School, of the late 1940's early 50's when the Parks' Department gardeners did a clever and skilled flower display,in a bed to the left-hand side of the gates, showing a darning needle with a thread running through the eye.
The caption,also in bedding plants,which read''BRITAIN'S BREAD HANGS BY LANCASHIRE'S THREAD'' I.e.the cotton mills.
The loss of industry isn't a modern problem!

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