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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd May, 2018)

Brollies


Brollies
Brollies in Makinson Arcade, Wigan.

Photo: John Barton  (Sony DSC-RX100M2)
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Comment by: Jonno on 3rd May 2018 at 00:21

I took a photo of this about 2 weeks ago, the roof is obviously leaking, lol.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd May 2018 at 01:38

Wow is the roof leaking that badly

Comment by: Ken on 3rd May 2018 at 07:27

Talk about brollies I have one 100 years old needs repair cant find anybody to do it the funny thing is when my father was alive he used to repair them.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd May 2018 at 07:29

I cant see the point of hanging up these umbrellas, the glass roof is not something that need hiding, now it just looks cluttered and wont attract any more customers to these shops.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd May 2018 at 07:55

I like this photo very much, someone has shown a bit of artistic flair, the umbrellas brighten the whole place up. Thank you John.

Comment by: Ron on 3rd May 2018 at 08:05

That reminds me. I need one.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd May 2018 at 08:37

I was hoping someone would photograph this. It looks lovely when you stand in the arcade and look up.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd May 2018 at 08:40

Brolliant display - shades of Gene Kelly - 'Singing in the Rain' it's wonderful!

Comment by: kath on 3rd May 2018 at 08:43

love it!

Comment by: A.W. on 3rd May 2018 at 09:18

Ken, talking of repairing brollies, until quite recent times ago a lot of barbers used to repair them as a sideline. Does anybody know if this custom was peculiar to the Wigan area and how it came about?

Comment by: Gary on 3rd May 2018 at 09:23

Mary Poppins and her sisters must be calling.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd May 2018 at 09:26

Mick, if your life seems full of gristle, give a little whistle...aaaand always look on the bright side of life.

Comment by: Sam h on 3rd May 2018 at 10:06

I was in Wigan last Saturday with my two little grandaughters on a empty my pockets shoping venture , when they saw these they thought they were cool .

Comment by: Maureen on 3rd May 2018 at 10:48

My hubby took a photo of them last week,they look lovely.Much nicer than the roof.

Comment by: Sam h on 3rd May 2018 at 11:40

I was in Wigan last Saturday with my two little grandaughters on a empty my pockets shoping venture , when they saw these they thought they were cool .

Comment by: Linda Massa on 3rd May 2018 at 11:45

Sam h, love that expression 'empty my pockets shopping venture' with your granddaughters.

Comment by: Kenee on 3rd May 2018 at 17:10

They have had similar displays in other towns and cities, I have seen them in London, Liverpool and Exeter.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 3rd May 2018 at 19:04

A really good photo John.
And a brave decision by the creator to have gone for just the three primary colours - a long and repetitious subject, without being monotonous.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 6th May 2018 at 09:04

These were in Liverpool afew months ago but out in the open in a street near the Bluecoat School. They look much better in this setting.

Comment by: Sam h on 6th May 2018 at 18:13

Linda , and they succeeded, ah. Well something they will remember.

Comment by: Bill on 7th May 2018 at 13:45

"Brolly Good Show!"

Comment by: Pw on 16th June 2018 at 08:32

Picked up a free postcard of this in Makinsons Arcade it is for a competition which runs till October

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