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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 15th June, 2018)

Haigh Hall

Haigh Hall
Haigh Hall through Hawthorn, Lady Mabel's Wood, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Canon SX240)
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Comment by: Dave on 15th June 2018 at 01:06

Heart-shaped frame. Good one David.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2018 at 02:48

Hawthorns adorn Lady Mable's wood,
where once she met her sweetheart there.
Witness to the secret trysts of a gallant lord and a maiden fair;
It's sometimes said when the Hawthorn blooms- beneath the trees their flickering shadows loom;
A trick of light? Nay! It's true!
Soft,sweet laughter is discerned, as once again, merrily they trip on their way,
to await next Spring, haunting another sun filled day.

Comment by: Philip G. on 15th June 2018 at 05:45

Another pleasing photo from yourself David. Thanks.
And let's hope that this view, from within her ladyship's Wood, will prove to have been a good omen for Mabs Cross next Tuesday at Royal Ascot. She's up against other top sprinters though, and last year's winner Lady Aurelia, will also be in attendance.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th June 2018 at 07:19

Smashing shot, David. Very professional.

Comment by: Poet on 15th June 2018 at 09:42

Very lyrical that Veronica. One could set it to music, played on the lute of course.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2018 at 11:00

That's right Poet - could imagine yon lord in his bottle green tights! A dashing swain going a- wooing!
( Sure Dtease will have his say!)

Comment by: DTease on 15th June 2018 at 14:18

What with Veronica in her bottle green shorts and his Lordship in matching tights buckling his swash through the greenwood, Howard and Marina will have to find somewhere else to go for a bit of peace and quiet.

Comment by: Julie on 15th June 2018 at 18:09

Oh Come on DTease ! The entire cast of
Last of the Summer Wine could have come from WW , without even a glib of imagination!

Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th June 2018 at 18:12

Veronica and Poet should get together and produce something. Please let us know how it goes. Best wishes.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2018 at 19:08

I may be in the minority but I found Last of The Summer Wine a complete turn off. The only good thing about it was the beautiful scenery. 'Fools and Horses/'Allo, 'Allo and Dad's Army el al to name a few but not that one- not forgetting Ronnie Barker .....for my taste anyway. Sorry Julie.
Fred I wouldn't be able to keep up with Poet but I'm sure Oozy and Philip could!

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2018 at 20:42

Come to think of it Fred 'If you Like It' we could do a mix of Shakespeare. Juliet and a Comedy of Terrors in A Midsummer Night's Dream on holiday at The Merchant of Venice Hotel .We could put Puck in charge (Dtease). He'll Make Much Ado About Everything and schedule it for 12 Nights! How's that? Ideas from any poets!

Comment by: Poet on 15th June 2018 at 21:29

Perhaps an opera Fred, where Lady Mabel's lover gets stabbed ,and in accordance with all opera,instead of bleeding to death bursts into song!
Auditions to be held shortly.
My best to you.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2018 at 21:39

Ps. Any suggestions for 'King Liar'? Who's To Be or Not To Be in our production of 'Ommlette'? ( Must be good eggs) We also need two Gentlemen to go to Verona to find stage locations. Finally for All's Well That Ends Well so there's no Tempest we need a shifty Shylock for Accounts and Wages. Suggestions on a postcard to Old Vic...

Comment by: DTease on 15th June 2018 at 22:26

Does Puck do a lot of running about? I can't do a lot of running about, not with my feet. I'm a martyr to my feet I am. If he just sits about talking gibberish I would be perfect for the part.
I would like to nominate Oozy for the part of Romeo, just to see how he goes on climbing up to the balcony.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2018 at 06:13

Well Puck has a lot to do with a Fiery Queen - he has to leap about a bit. Oozy was in a film once scaling the side of t'canal on a rope he could easily scale the balcony. He'd need his bike to get to Florence though........
come to think of it we do need a big Ass for't Dream In ( Mid Summer) One Night only - perhaps Howard?

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2018 at 07:25

That reminds me - we need three old hags for stirring that bubbling pot - they seem to talk a lot of gibberish.Must be able to quote 'Hubble, Bubble and make toil and trouble! Is there anyone out there with a good bottom to play Bottom along side Ass? Then there's Brutus who goes around stabbing people in the back! We have loads of contenders so there will be lots of cuts - I think that's it for now - Box Office history! It's a pity Scholes Picture House was knocked down it would have been an ideal venue. As Woody Woodpecker said.... That's All Folks!

Comment by: Poet on 16th June 2018 at 08:24

Wiganworld Productions have had varied success with past offerings.
'Julie's Seizure' had some heart stopping moments, while their' Titus Veronica'sniccus' was something to see.
However, the one about the devastating floods surrounding a shoe shop in Scholes,'The Ferry Arrives at Wyndsors' was a right load of cobblers.
The new opera about Lady Mabel,' Barefoot in the Park',and the hit song from it,'That's why the lady goes for a tramp' is now available at good record stores, so Wiganners will have to go to Preston or Bolton for a copy.

Thank you for your inquiry.
Brexit stage left(coming soon). Or is it?

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 16th June 2018 at 08:35

I'm prepared to give it a go DTease, as I have a pair of bottle green, figure hugging Titus Andronicus that I haven't had the opportunity to wear as yet, although I'm rather fearful of it all turning into a comedy of errors with me getting my Pericles snagged on some thorny type of Mediterranean plant and ending up on my Coriolanus.

Regards. oozy.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2018 at 09:03

I think we've nailed it Poet. As Shakie said
" all the World's a stage, all men and women merely players". All Wigan Worlders have 'their exits and entrances' I hope Fred's satisfied with our future productions!

Comment by: DTease on 16th June 2018 at 09:12

I'm afraid my leaping about days are long gone Veronica but I reckon I could manage to play an old hag. Sitting around a pint pot talking gibberish is just up my street.
You and Poet have worked a miracle this morning. Anything that sends me off shopping (yuk) with a chuckle has got to be a good thing.
Julie's Seizure indeed!

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2018 at 12:07

Another 'meaty role' - for Julie I think would be Hedda Gabler she was good with a six shooter! Not Shakespeare but still a classic. I always wanted to be 'Ill met by moonlight proud Queen Titania'! Or maybe Cleopatra with a snake in a basket! There's no end to these meaty rolls from Greenhalgh's! I do hope Fred doesn't wish he'd said anything about productions! It's all in good fun! Think of the credits rolling in! I think Philip would make a good Richard 11 he's not getting out of it - sitting in his sceptred isle!

Comment by: DTease on 16th June 2018 at 14:03

Oozy, will we be seeing a photo of you in your bottle green tights? I don't know about getting snagged on a thorny plant, I should think you would be lucky to get your Sphericles in there in the first place!
I never knew Andronicus, but I knew his cousin, Titus Aducsassicus. He had very short arms and very long pockets.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2018 at 16:38

I don't think Titus Aducsassus would be able to squirm up a rope to the balcony with short arms old hag (excuse me for that!). Oozy will give his all for the role of Romeo even with snagged tights! I am still awaiting Richard's (call me Dicky) reply from his septic isle and his royal throne of Kings to sign the contract! He's probably in his garden comparing his darling buds of May to a summer's day.

Is this THE END ? or not!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 16th June 2018 at 17:02

If you've ever seen Max Wall or Vic Reeves in tights DTease, then you've seen me. As to your mate Titus, I've heard his name mentioned frequently. To be fair, your description of him fits the description of my mate uncannily. In fact, they could quite well both be the same bloke, were it not for the fact that his name is Titus Asubsdoricus.

Comment by: Philip G. on 16th June 2018 at 22:03

My gallant friends of noble birth, I know you are concerned
You give me thought, while much is lost; my ageing queen has turned.

Her losing game of battledore, had caused her mind to flip
And ne'er was she a loser good, just see that bottom lip.

So when we chose to play 'the cards', she said "You're rather hushed"
I said "I am indeed, my queen, your hemlock's just been flushed".

Comment by: Veronica on 17th June 2018 at 11:56

Thankyou,Thankyou and Thankyou for the wonderful Academy Raspberry Award from WW. On behalf of the nominated Actors and Luvvies for best Actors.
DTease as Old Hag from Macbeth and his riveting performance as Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream ( despite his bunions)
Oozy's performance as Romeo on his bike was stupendous. ( despite his Pericles damage)
Julie as Julie's seizure from of course Julius Caesar .
Myself as Veronicus'sniccus from Titus Andronicus. ( which were a bit tight!)
Poet as himself ( A wandering Minstral)
special mention for Philip who came in at the last moment as his Majesty Richard ll
(call me Dicky) specially flown in from his 'sceptred Isle) he was actually sat on the throne when he found out!
Thanks also to the Asses and Bottoms and the writers involved....A Big Thankyou not forgetting the stage cat and budgie.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th June 2018 at 12:05

Thanks also must go to Fred for conceiving the idea of a Production and thanks also to David for allowing us the stage on his PAD.
And Apologies also!

Comment by: Poet on 20th June 2018 at 12:44

Just to mention the forgotten play 'Ozy Likes It'.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th June 2018 at 14:58

'Not All Is Well That Ends Well' Poet! I believe Oozy is still in Florence as the balcony collapsed at first attempt. He's being kept against his will by Nursey who is tending to his Pericles and Juliet Seizure is thinking of 'gerrin 'bout herself! But hey who can forget Dtease's stirring performance around that big pot as chief Hag/Witch?

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