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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 16th August, 2018)

Water front


Water front
Wigan's water front.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon PowerShot)
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Comment by: Mick on 16th August 2018 at 00:04

That Weeping willow is a lovely tree, theres one on the side of the canal in Parbold as well

Comment by: Veronica on 16th August 2018 at 08:11

How very cosmopolitan - I didn't know about these buildings. This is what happens when one lives in the 'wilds'....

Comment by: Gary on 16th August 2018 at 08:17

Weeping willow may look pretty but the roots are nasty - within 1000 yards of property their ability to undermine foundations is well known.
Interesting photo Ron. New Wigan to me.

Comment by: irene roberts on 16th August 2018 at 08:29

Where exactly is this?

Comment by: DTease on 16th August 2018 at 08:51

Blimey Gary! Over half a mile away? That’s some root system.

Comment by: Johnny on 16th August 2018 at 10:19

Its tempting to downsize!!

Comment by: Mick on 16th August 2018 at 10:47

Irene its in the modern part of Wigan

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 16th August 2018 at 12:39

It is just a pity that boats cannot moor in front of the Investment Centre.

Wigan is a town that ignores boaters.

Comment by: Philip G. on 16th August 2018 at 14:16

V.B.'s struck by 'something found'; cold-hearted bricks, here filed
But always knew her furnished lea; and paints its flowers, wild.

Comment by: AP on 16th August 2018 at 14:52

What is the big red semicircle?

Comment by: Mick on 16th August 2018 at 16:29

AP its to stop people swinging around the fence

Comment by: Gary on 16th August 2018 at 17:46

DTease - you are right. An extra "0" crept in there. 100 yards is the recommended distance.

Comment by: Sonia on 16th August 2018 at 19:18

Is this near Swan Meadow Road?

Comment by: Veronica on 16th August 2018 at 19:36

That's what is missing PG some nice pots of geraniums and double begonias!

Comment by: irene roberts on 16th August 2018 at 19:57

I'm still lost as to where it is!

Comment by: DTease on 16th August 2018 at 22:06

Irene, it's round the corner from Wigan Pier. Between the Pier and Chapel Lane.

Comment by: Mick on 16th August 2018 at 22:21

Irene its next to the canal.

Comment by: Philip G. on 16th August 2018 at 22:30

Irene.
It's on Waterside Drive.
Veronica.
You've mentioned two belters in your previous post - the pelargoniums don't like being disturbed too much, though. And what about the wisteria that you've painted? … a framed print on the wall of the 'Centre's foyer, perhaps?

Comment by: Dave on 16th August 2018 at 22:59

Gary, I did wonder about that like DTease. Maybe yours grew in compost made from dinosaur droppings.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th August 2018 at 08:48

It's next to the canal, Mick? I'd never have guessed! Thanks, DTease and Philip G.

Comment by: Jeannette m on 17th August 2018 at 09:20

Irene, it's further along from Trencherfield Mill down Poolstock/w
Wallgate. Hope that helps.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th August 2018 at 09:37

Thanks, Jeannette m

Comment by: DTease on 17th August 2018 at 09:55

A boat on the Cut is the right place for me
Moored to the shore 'neath a tall Willow Tree
I sit and I watch as the world hurries by
As hard as I try I can't understand why
My boat is much better I can do as I please
Like sit in the sun and the warm summer breeze.

Comment by: Janette R on 20th August 2018 at 07:06

Hardly the 'modern part of Wigan' !?!

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