Photos of Wigan
Photos of Wigan

Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 18th September, 2018)

Coal Tubs

Coal Tubs

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Views: 2,263

Comment by: DTease on 18th September 2018 at 10:02

What is this meant to be? If it's meant to be a way of displaying pretty flowers then it's ok, but if it's meant to say something about Mining and Miners it seems to me that it fails dismally.

Comment by: Mick on 18th September 2018 at 11:54

Its not just me what makes Shevy famous, in the olden days Shevy did have many small scale coal mines and it also had basket makers, thats why theres is a basket making man making a basket in the background.
Over to the right of this photo is a plough that was used on one of many Shevy farms

Comment by: Veronica on 18th September 2018 at 13:17

I suppose it's one way of making use of the tubs when no longer required in the mining industry. On the other hand the flowers, paradoxically, seem like a 'memorium', but fails as a gesture to those who worked the mines..... Flowers nodding gaily in the breeze don't represent or thank the legions of pit men crawling in tunnels for the coal. I may be wrong.....

Comment by: Cyril on 18th September 2018 at 14:34

Always thought that Shevington was famous for Basket Cases. (titter)

There were quite a lot of Yeomen with farmlands around Wigan, now covered over with vast housing and industrial estates.

Comment by: John on 18th September 2018 at 14:42

Would Photo-a-Month inject some new life into what has become a weary subject ?

Comment by: Philip G. on 18th September 2018 at 14:52

Slapdash-thinking, wasn't it. They should have made ten or twelve decent hanging baskets from this lot, shot blasted the two tubs and track, and then stood a 'few' picks and shovels (shot blasted) etc. both in and outside of the tubs. The public would almost certainly have then walked over to see the exhibits; perhaps to touch them, as well.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 18th September 2018 at 15:30

No, you are not wrong Veronica.

Comment by: SoniaB on 18th September 2018 at 17:16

Does Mick think only Shevington counts for anything in the Wigan area??Get a grip.

Comment by: Tracey on 19th September 2018 at 22:02

Very nice. Good use of something that would otherwise probably be scrapped.

Leave a comment?

* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.