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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 25th November, 2018)

The Pingot


The Pingot
Billinge.

Photo: Philip Gormley  (Nikon Coolpix L29)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 25th November 2018 at 09:13

Nice photo, Philip. I don't know this area but it looks very pleasant.

Comment by: Mick on 25th November 2018 at 10:30

I can only see Pingot road on the map,

It might be one of them lanes that runs up towards Bispham Hall

Comment by: Fred Mason on 25th November 2018 at 10:57

I don't know this rear either, Philip, but it looks like a nice place to walk.

Good photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th November 2018 at 11:22

I only know about Billinge as my mother said she 'found' me there under a bush. The things they told you in those days - unlike now - children know everything as a fact. You jogged my memory there Philip! ;0))

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th November 2018 at 11:24

Glad you like my Photo' Irene.
The Pingot is situated about a hundred yards away from The Stork Hotel.
The wooded area on the left had been our dingle-cum-Bull Hey during the late 1950s, while the area of wooden posts ('bottom left') is where we had sat; overlooking play and waiting for our turn to bat. And despite the dingle being no more than twenty-five-yards wide, Fours and Sixes were sometimes hotly disputed. Great Days!

Comment by: Mick on 25th November 2018 at 12:18

Phillip did you know a Maurice Gaskell, Phillip Curner and Tony Littler when you was living in Billinge, I used to work with them at Pem. Caravans

Comment by: Maureen on 25th November 2018 at 13:52

Philip,that's a lovely photo.

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th November 2018 at 14:15

Mick/Fred.
Thank you, both, for your kind response to my Photo'.
At Pingot Road's junction with Main Street, The Pingot's entrance can be seen just thirty yards to the right - its cart track leads to Ash Grove Farm.
Veronica.
You're right: They told us owt, didn't they. And here's another little piece of whimsy; the judiciously placed windblown branch on the cart track doesn't half add to my Photo's composition - no day too long for WW.
Mick.
I still live in Billinge. I also remember the late Philip Curner, and Tony Littler, while the name Maurice Gaskell, certainly rings a bell. Thanks.

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th November 2018 at 15:44

Maureen. Thanks for your kind response to my Photo'.

Comment by: Mick on 25th November 2018 at 19:15

I didnt know that Philip was dead, but I havent seen him for 50 years
I think Maurice brother was the landlord of the Holts Arms

Comment by: Philip G. on 26th November 2018 at 11:09

Mick.
Then Maurice's brother and landlord of 'The Foot', was indeed Joe Gaskell - I remember him well.
Please see two of Chris McVeigh's photos, which include 'Curly': Items 11824 and 11891. Thanks.

Comment by: Mick on 26th November 2018 at 22:30

Thanks Phillip I can Curley on the photos

Comment by: Brian Fairclough on 3rd December 2018 at 23:53

I knew Joe Gaskell and his wife Alice.
For the first 24 years of my life I lived in Crank Road, facing the Foot, from 1947 to 1972

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