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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 13th April, 2019)

Kirkless hall pound


Kirkless hall pound
Top-lock, New Springs.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot)
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Comment by: Ken R on 13th April 2019 at 04:30

Great photo Ron, looks like spring has sprung for you, nice Willows.

Comment by: Philip G. on 13th April 2019 at 07:03

I like your photo Ron, and in particular, for want of better words, its charming chunkiness. Now let's hope those sagging boughs hold-to.

Comment by: Mick on 13th April 2019 at 07:28

The shrubs, flowers and white paint work all done by volunteers.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th April 2019 at 08:18

it's another early morning scene.....
There's a different atmosphere that clings on in the early hours - so it seems.

Comment by: Maureen on 13th April 2019 at 09:06

That's lovely..so peaceful...thank you Ron.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th April 2019 at 10:03

Lovely photo.

Comment by: Philip G. on 13th April 2019 at 10:47

That's right, Veronica: the cusp of daytime's joy.

Comment by: Mick on 13th April 2019 at 11:19

I forgot to say every time I peddle up past top lock (be up there this afternoon) I cant help but notice that red brick building sticking out like a sore thumb

Comment by: Veronica on 13th April 2019 at 11:53

Did Mick bump his head when he fell off his bike yesterday? I detect a certain charm offensive going on!

Comment by: Poet on 13th April 2019 at 12:08

Nice reflections Ron and an intriguing rufous headed duck chugging by. A Pochard perhaps?

Comment by: Joanne on 13th April 2019 at 18:24

Thanks, Ron, that’s a cracking shot :o)

Mick, the red brick building was originally an office used by the toll keeper who kept a record of all the boats that passed and what they carried. There’s a similar office at Henhurst Bridge for boats working to and from the Leigh Branch:

http://www.mikeclarke.myzen.co.uk/Wigan%20Locks.pdf

Comment by: Philip G. on 13th April 2019 at 22:19

That's quite a site Joanne.

Comment by: Mick on 14th April 2019 at 07:42

I know what they are for Joanne but they still stick out, maybe they could be done in stone cladding like the Duckworths in coronation did with there house

Comment by: Philip G. on 14th April 2019 at 10:05

The painters sometimes say " Put a bit of red alongside your greens".
I particularly like Joanne's use of Toll keeper.

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