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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 25th August, 2018)

Rose Bridge


Rose Bridge
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Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon Powershot)
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Comment by: Mick on 25th August 2018 at 06:12

The wooden tower of Ince

Comment by: Rosie M on 25th August 2018 at 06:58

Good pic,a change from views of canal nearer to Chapel Lane area.Not sure what the building is where the old Empress Miller used to be?

Comment by: Poet on 25th August 2018 at 06:59

Do cyclists ' cock off' still?

Comment by: DTease on 25th August 2018 at 09:14

The woman by the barge is looking at her watch and thinking "I'm sure there used to be a big clock somewhere round here"

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th August 2018 at 09:21

Thanks Ron. And your Photo reminds me of the need to 'go down to the sea, again', and also the Ceilidh song The Bridge Below the Town.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th August 2018 at 11:56

Never heard the expression, "cock on" or "cock off" a bike since my childhood. Poet! Really took me back.

Comment by: Mick on 25th August 2018 at 13:10

Irene its the only way to mount one at speed.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th August 2018 at 14:01

Well we had ' The Hanging Gardens of Babylon' on the 12 th August so this must be the 'Tower of Babel' today!

Comment by: Dave on 25th August 2018 at 16:37

Poet , I tried (suggested ) to explain this term to some people in London . They looked at me as if I was totally off my trolley! I tried to explain that this was a very common and well used Northern term used when mounting and dismounting your bike . My explanation didn’t work , and after which , to my alarm , the women present always gave me a wide birth .
A word of advice . Northern an Southerners are a totally different species

Comment by: Brendell on 25th August 2018 at 17:59

I haven't heard that expression since my childhood either. I remember when my dad used to give me a lift home on the handlebars of his bike!! H & S would have a fit nowadays.

Comment by: Janette R on 25th August 2018 at 18:37

Never heard it and don't particularly want to.

Comment by: Poet on 25th August 2018 at 18:56

Perhaps it's time for we Northerners to erect our own signs like the Welsh do.
I would love to see what Londoners make of 'Kwarp' above the door of the Co-op.

Comment by: Rosie M on 25th August 2018 at 19:56

Sorry, that should have read Empress Miil, not Miller !

Comment by: Annehcnxf on 25th August 2018 at 20:02

I remember being taken on the crossbar of bikes and later when dad thought I was old enough to sit astride his motorbikes tank but not old enough to ride pillion.Brendell is quite right H&S would be in fits.

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th August 2018 at 20:55

Yes Poet, that would be a great idea!
The Kwarp, Madam, is just around the corner … next door to Thoff Licence, and opposite Thardware Shop.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 25th August 2018 at 21:52

Getting the difference between cocking off and cocking on was especially important when riding a fixed wheel bike.

Comment by: DTease on 26th August 2018 at 09:27

This sign says I've got to cock off, but if I cock off and I meet the vicar's wife I'll have to tip my hat which means that I will have to....
Cock on, doff and cock off.
Of course, all this will effect my bad chest which means that I will have to....
Cock on, doff, cough and cock off.
All that coughing will put me in need of a pint so I will have to....
Cock on, doff, cough, quaff and cock off!
Maybe I'll just walk instead.

Comment by: Julie on 30th August 2018 at 22:49

Brick, Mick...not wood. Or it was last time I saw it.

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