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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 14th April, 2018)

King Louis


King Louis
L&L canal, New Springs.

Photo: David  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Mick on 14th April 2018 at 06:59

The other Ozy garden

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 14th April 2018 at 10:12

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.

Comment by: Joanne on 14th April 2018 at 10:57

Beautiful, thanks David :o)

Comment by: Alan on 14th April 2018 at 11:40

Yawn, same as Thursday's P-a-d.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th April 2018 at 13:14

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.

Comment by: DTease on 14th April 2018 at 16:16

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th April 2018 at 18:12

Pidgeon Pit!

Comment by: Brian on 14th April 2018 at 18:44

Maybe we want the stress not the yawn .?

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 14th April 2018 at 19:02

Bury my heart at Shedfield bridge.

Comment by: DTease on 14th April 2018 at 19:54

Pigeons and doves constitute the animal family Columbidae and the order Columbiformes, which includes about 42 genera and 310 species.

Comment by: DTease on 14th April 2018 at 20:06

'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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th April 2018 at 20:51

Thanks, DTease. That was a slip of the finger on the keyboard; I am not bad at spelling, actually!

Comment by: DTease on 14th April 2018 at 22:26

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th April 2018 at 09:45

Having just read your last comment, DTease, plus your regular comments, I see nothing wrong with your spelling or grammar whatsoever.

Comment by: Alan on 15th April 2018 at 14:28

PIGEON!!

Comment by: Veronica on 15th April 2018 at 14:40

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!

Comment by: Garry on 15th April 2018 at 15:11

We all learn by mistakes!
Time to have my first sherry of the day, cheers.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th April 2018 at 15:20

Stop shouting Alan we're nether deaf nor daft!

Comment by: Veronica on 15th April 2018 at 15:34

'Neither'!
Correct Garry - you just keep having an old snifter - its a bit early though.,,.even for you!

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th April 2018 at 15:42

Thanks, Veronica, and you're quite right. I'll have my sherry in a pint pot, Garry, please!

Comment by: Garry on 15th April 2018 at 17:08

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.

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