Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 10th March, 2018)
Great photo David! Well done and thank you.
It all looks really smart since the renovation and the ornate gates and railings have certainly stood the test of time- they are beautiful.
As a child I always dreamt of living in that gatehouse...lovely shot of it,thank you David.
There are gates and gates around the Wigan area. This one is a beauty.
Nice one David.
I ' suspect ' one could quite easily get one's yed fast in yon railings.
I suspect only if your silly enough to put your head through it.
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?
Probably made cowheel pies Dtease. Only tiny tots Ozy, only tiny tots ....
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!