Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 7th May, 2019)
A lovely, still scene.
Some one has spoiled the photo by putting a cycle in the shot
Wonder if he's trying to sell that bike I have one in the shed - only used 5 times- I would love to sell it ( a ladies one!)
Crooke is a lovely place Irene to hold one of your 1940s weekends, it could be all about coal mines and the canals.
I can see it now Horse drawn boats Pitmen and Pitwomen, kids kebbing for coal in the cut.black peas, clog dancing, brass bands, banjo players.
Would you be a Pitbrow lass or the coalmine owners fancy woman
Parking at DW with a free vintage bus to the old Royal oak
Nice photo Mick, very peaceful. If there was a 1940's event, the main attraction for me would be the black peas.
Owd uns on here turn even a photo of today into a time warp back, everything is about the old days, but never mention, higher child mortality, lower life expectancy, pollution, smoking everywhere, leaded petrol, fossil fuels destroying the environment etc etc,
Mick, four of our forties friends dress as miners and their pit-brow wives at the forties events, and, when there is a parade, I am proud to say they carry a photo of my Auntie Sally with them, in her pit-brow clothes and coal-dust. I cried the first time I saw her photo being carried in the parade at Pickering. You can see the photo in "people" under "Griffiths". It used to be on the wall of The Griffin pub in Wigan.
There’s so much more to WW than just communicate, a vast collection of all aspects of Wigan, especially its mining history.
Such great family stories, thankyou Irene for prompting me to look in greater depth into the stored information contributed by so many good people in WW.
Ned , Tie your button lad ! Where the Hell d’you think you are !,
Irene, Its still a lovely scene.