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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 7th May, 2019)

Crooke Bridge

Crooke Bridge

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,373

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th May 2019 at 10:04

A lovely, still scene.

Comment by: PeterP on 7th May 2019 at 10:48

Some one has spoiled the photo by putting a cycle in the shot

Comment by: Veronica on 7th May 2019 at 14:18

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!)

Comment by: Mick on 7th May 2019 at 15:58

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

Comment by: Derek Platt on 7th May 2019 at 16:41

Nice photo Mick, very peaceful. If there was a 1940's event, the main attraction for me would be the black peas.

Comment by: Ned stark on 7th May 2019 at 18:02

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,

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th May 2019 at 21:36

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.

Comment by: britboy on 7th May 2019 at 23:02

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.

Comment by: Julie on 8th May 2019 at 21:03

Ned , Tie your button lad ! Where the Hell d’you think you are !,

Comment by: Ken R on 10th May 2019 at 02:12

Irene, Its still a lovely scene.

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