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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 28th April, 2019)

Going around the bend

Going around the bend
The new road, Haigh Hall. Canon power-shot

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon Powershot)
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Comment by: Mick on 28th April 2019 at 07:11

I can see one of the new tree floodlights on the left, one of the Haigh hall maintenance men told me a lot had got smashed because of lads pretending they were taking a goal kicks

Comment by: Fred Mason on 28th April 2019 at 08:03

Now, THAT is a lovely Spring photo.

Well done, Ron.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th April 2019 at 08:48

I remember on the final approach to the hall, there was a really old tree that was as wide as it was tall. It must have been 200 years old in the fifties. I've often wondered when that was chopped down. It truly was amazing - does anyone else remember it?

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 28th April 2019 at 10:35

Nice photo Ron, I havnt't had the pleasure of walking down that road yet. Must do so soon. Tony G, if you see this, can you give me a ring, we're worried about you.

Comment by: Axcroft on 28th April 2019 at 12:01

Great photo! Veronica, I do remember lots of magnificent old trees, the driveway a veritable arboretum. I recall the weeping willows and other squat shaped ancient specimens. The vast majority now long gone, but wonderful memories. I've tried to track down old photos of the frontage, but have not yet found any that show the old trees.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th April 2019 at 14:05

Those trees seemed to be dotted about on the grassy area. It would be awful to think they were chopped down if they weren't diseased Axford.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th April 2019 at 15:44

Sorry Axcroft - can't blame the iPad for that!

Comment by: irene roberts on 28th April 2019 at 15:57

Lovely photo. Such happy memories of Haigh Hall, both from my childhood and more recent times; I know other people viewing this share my happy memories.

Comment by: Ken R on 28th April 2019 at 22:06

Good one Ron. Yes Veronica I remember that big tree. At that time we (teenagers) used to have a group fling, three or four lads and the same girls, at that time my partner would have been EM. Lying in the shade of that tree.

Comment by: Mick on 28th April 2019 at 23:37

Big tree was only big because you were all little

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