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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 8th June, 2019)

Pick and shovel brigade


Pick and shovel brigade
One of the few at Top-lock.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot)
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Comment by: Mick on 8th June 2019 at 06:32

The Wigan Flight Crew do a good job Ron keeping the place tidy and helping with the locks

Comment by: Veronica on 8th June 2019 at 12:27

It's looking good - but it must be so demoralising when litter starts to build up again later. 'Jackasses' the lot of them who are responsible...

Comment by: Mick on 8th June 2019 at 12:45

The jackasses will all be locals

Comment by: Veronica on 8th June 2019 at 14:57

All the more reason they shouldn't do it - especially when they can see decent citizens clearing up after them! It is one of my pet hates - if I'm near a bus stop and I see cans or bottles on the ground feet away from a litter bin - I have to pick them up- one of these days I'll be struck down with some 'lurgy' or another!

Comment by: TommyT on 8th June 2019 at 15:46

I hope he doesn't step back to admire his work.

Comment by: DTease on 8th June 2019 at 16:13

Does he keep the Pick down the back of his trousers when he goes home?

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 8th June 2019 at 17:57

The jackasses won't all necessarily be locals Mick, and they won't necessarily all be jackasses either. ( I'm not sure which Mick I'm addressing here incidentally so I'll assume It's the Shevy Thunderbolt ). The lad responsible for most of the cans at Shedfield bridge a few years ago you may remember, actually lives in Aspull, so I suppose it all depends on ones interpretation of ' local '.
This particular individual is a decent hard working sort who, having had the error of his ways pointed out to him is now a good pal of mine and we frequently go walking together.
I would probably reserve the term ' jackass ', for want of a better word, for those d***heads that bag up their dog muck then lob it into the bushes, or hang it on fence posts, as if it were a work by Tracey Emin for the passing public to appreciate.
On reflection though, it could possibly pass as one of Emin's better efforts.

Keep on truckin' Ron.

Comment by: Julie on 8th June 2019 at 18:52

Mick , remember you posting what Ozy did , which was special. With so many people out of work , or seeking direction, why can’t we invite them to this heavenly space ?
Who would you like to share your sandwich with ? The Heron , The kingfisher, or the walls you daily see. This guy looks lucky to me , come rain or storm ..

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 8th June 2019 at 22:10

That was the first thing that I spotted as well DTease although you coined the caption better than I could have......Hilarious.

Comment by: Mick on 8th June 2019 at 23:49

Yes Ozy its me, local to me would take in Aspull Im with you on the dog muck bags

Comment by: Poet on 8th June 2019 at 23:56

ee we have a good crack here on Wiggin World.

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