Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 14th April, 2018)
The other Ozy garden
Another nice photo from David.
I like the eclectic bridge-repair work, the three-quarter view of the gently approaching boat, and the plantsman's regard for flower beds, when laid symmetrically.
Beautiful, thanks David :o)
Yawn, same as Thursday's P-a-d.
Higgledy - Piggledy bridge but still a serene sail on the water for some who seem to be enjoying themselves.
Alan you could try taking a picture ..... perhaps not - too much trouble ! zzzzzz
Thankyou David much appreciated by some.
I remember the NCB wagons crossing this bridge when the Dairy Pit was still working. The road up to the bridge disappeared of course when the area was opencast mined but was replaced when the opencast finished.
As kids we always called this the Pigeon Pit Bridge.
Maybe we want the stress not the yawn .?
Bury my heart at Shedfield bridge.
Pigeons and doves constitute the animal family Columbidae and the order Columbiformes, which includes about 42 genera and 310 species.
'Pidgeon' is both slang and a word: BLUE PIDGEON FLIERS, thieves who steal lead off houses and churches, (cant). This etymological site suggests the term 'Pidgeon''s etymology is unclear but Wikipedia states "Pidgeon is a surname from an archaic spelling of pigeon".
Take your pick Irene.
Thanks, DTease. That was a slip of the finger on the keyboard; I am not bad at spelling, actually!
I wish I could say the same Irene. My spelling is terrible and my grammar is even worse. I wish I had paid more attention at school.
To the left of this picture there was a Pit (Now capped with concrete) that us kids always knew as "The Pigeon Pit" and, because none of us knew the proper name of the bridge at that time we just called it the "The Pigeon Pit Bridge" It was a long time later that I heard its proper name.
As I remember it the Dairy Pit was down a tarmac road about half way between this bridge and the main drive bridge. The coal wagons came up the hill, across Shedfield Bridge, turned sharp left past The Pigeon Pit and down the Tarmac road to Dairy Pit where they were loaded.
The Pitmen went down the shaft at Pigeon Pit and the coal came up at the Dairy Pit.
If anyone remembers it differently I would be interested to hear.
Having just read your last comment, DTease, plus your regular comments, I see nothing wrong with your spelling or grammar whatsoever.
Th'only thing is our Irene / Dtease it upsets some if grammar and spelling is mentioned - and we all make mistakes -it's only human after all. At the same time it's courteous to try to write legibly just to be understood! I agree Dtease has no need to worry about spelling or grammar either - in fact he writes interesting and humorous comments along with quite a few others. It keeps the brain ticking over as well-instead of doing crosswords and code words! More interesting anyway!
We all learn by mistakes!
Time to have my first sherry of the day, cheers.
Stop shouting Alan we're nether deaf nor daft!
Correct Garry - you just keep having an old snifter - its a bit early though.,,.even for you!
Thanks, Veronica, and you're quite right. I'll have my sherry in a pint pot, Garry, please!
Never too early for sherry Veronica, next one around 8pm once I've made my coal fire Brr, cheers x.
Irene a pint pot, what are you like lol x.
Alan go and have a lie down, there's a good lad.