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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 19th March, 2018)


Polish staff member at Haigh Hall chopping firewood.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Ken R on 19th March 2018 at 00:10

Good photo Mick. Should he be wearing safety glasses and safety boots, this should be common sense and a basic requirement. I'm not nitpicking.

Comment by: Lee Layland on 19th March 2018 at 06:01

Any need to mention his nationality?

Comment by: PeterP on 19th March 2018 at 08:30

Does it matter which country he came from?

Comment by: Alan on 19th March 2018 at 09:14

Mick has a point. We British workers take Health and Safety seriously. Training should be given. As Ron says no safety boots or safety goggles worn. Who is running the Hall?

Comment by: B. on 19th March 2018 at 11:20

They could be steel toecapped trainers?

Comment by: Allan on 19th March 2018 at 12:30

Those shoes he is wearing could be safety shoes . We have health and safety forced upon us by people who don't know what they are doing .

Comment by: DTease on 19th March 2018 at 16:16

Must be a bit soul destroying for the poor lad seeing how much still needs chopping. Does he get a bonus if he finishes it all before teatime?

Comment by: Mick on 19th March 2018 at 16:28

If I was chopping some logs I would be dressed exactly the same as this lad.

When he and his mate who is stood to the left have chopped enough to keep warm, they also work in the hall as waiters.

Comment by: Alan on 19th March 2018 at 16:38


Comment by: Derek Platt on 19th March 2018 at 17:10

I think the reason Mick mentioned the guy being polish was because being such a nice guy, Mick probably struck up a conversation with him and determined he was polish. Anyway a lot of people from Poland came over to England and entered the hotel/pub business. So mick could quite easily made an educated guess. No need for anyone to take offence. Are we men or mice.

Comment by: irene roberts on 19th March 2018 at 17:21

We had some Polish bus-drivers on our local route in Abram a while ago. They were so very pleasant and friendly and they would get out of the driver's seat to help elderly people onto the bus, also people with lots of shopping-bags or with prams, and their pleasant greetings seemed to rub off on people and get us all chatting.

Comment by: Jan on 19th March 2018 at 17:31

Dzień dobry’ wiganworld, Na Zdrowie Mieczyslaw.

Comment by: Tony Haslam on 19th March 2018 at 18:07

Polish men where good workers. One man worked with me at Parkside and he was the best worker I have ever worked with. They worked at a lot of pits and worked dam hard.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th March 2018 at 19:35

Wigan has always had Polish residents, even more so in Leigh where there was a Ukranian club on Kirkhall Lane at one time.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 19th March 2018 at 20:24

If he's Polish staff he should be polishing not chopping.

Comment by: ivor biggun on 19th March 2018 at 20:28

I'd Rather live next to decent polish people than a certain well known clown from Shevington

Comment by: Fred Foster on 20th March 2018 at 07:46

I agree with Tony, Polish workers that I have known are really hard workers. To name a few, Zigmunt Misczak, Joe Domanski, Helmut Bajer,

Comment by: phred on 20th March 2018 at 10:24

Yes,Tony,Fred,some of the best were the Polish workers at Parkside!

Comment by: Ticsmon on 20th March 2018 at 22:09

Then again, if he was Chopin he would be Polish

Comment by: Poet on 22nd March 2018 at 15:26

Lovely comment Ticsmon.

Comment by: Bod on 30th March 2018 at 11:53

I have no complaints with polish family's that come to work here with there family's its when they leave there family's in Poland and family allowance is claimed and sent back to Poland to people who have never set foot in our not racist just a realist.

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