Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 6th May, 2018)
Photo: David Long (Sony RX10 Mk3)
Have they got the Peregrine falcons back on the tower this year Rev
Correct David, a good one, we usually see them more or less one behind the other.
Brilliant shot, Rev.
St George's - a Commissioners' church, like St David's in Haigh. Splendid photograph. Few places in the country have a view quite like that.
My mother and father spent their last years in Chorley. The centre suffered like everywhere else, poor planning,market decline, fewer shops. Last time I was there positively dystopian. Greenhalgh's bakers still there - excellent pasties.
Mick - I took a pic of a single egg in the artificial nesting site they've installed on the tower. The Warden reckoned the birds weren't sitting.
Gary - the last time I went to Chorley on its Tuesday Market day, they were digging up half the car park - so the market stalls were set up in the pedestrianised streets. I thought it worked very well - but it would be interesting to know what the traders thought of it. I wouldn't say it was utopian - but it was very far from dystopian, and the permanent market looked as if it was holding its own - with a proper fish stall, butchers, etc..
Good or bad Gary you still have a job getting on that bus from Wigan to Chorley when it's market day.
About Chorley, no building can be higher than the church or Town Hall so I am led to understand.
Fantastic photograph, David, thank you :o)
David and DTease - it is a few years since I was last there, so I hope there has been a revival. The Tuesday market on the Flat Iron was a huge draw in the 50s and early 60s; the covered market seemed to have slipped when I last called, 2005/6.
Their big mistake was shifting the bus station from its old site. Any further out it would have been in Duxbury.
Tuesday always seems busy in Chorley, as DTease testifies to the buses being packed.The market looks better than Wigan does. I think Chorley tries hard to retain a variety of shops, and independent ones too.
Lovely photo Rev.
That is one larger than life beached whale.