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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 11th June, 2019)

Haigh Hall


Haigh Hall
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Photo: Mike Lavin  (iPhone 7)
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Comment by: Michaelsdavies@gmail.com.auto on 11th June 2019 at 02:28

Rich and famous no tomany around Wigan

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th June 2019 at 09:01

It only gets you from A to B, like our Dorothy! It doesn't fly.

Comment by: Poet on 11th June 2019 at 11:05

I genuinely would be embarrassed aboard such vulgar opulence.

Comment by: Alan on 11th June 2019 at 11:20

Yes but in style and a little quicker irene. You know my mate at work always said about his Banger "it only gets you from A to B". Guess what, he was left some cash in a will, so he bought another car straight away...he now eats his words.

Comment by: DTease on 11th June 2019 at 11:21

Ah! that's where I left it. My memory's getting worse.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 11th June 2019 at 11:53

Precisely Irene, and what's more, I'll wager I can get from Wigan Tesco to Hindley Tesco at teatime on my pushbike quicker than yon thing.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th June 2019 at 12:48

Not only that it will be a bugger for parking - in case anybody scratches it deliberately! There are some nasty folk about....
Perhaps thats why they keep folk moving on away from th'hall...

Comment by: Maureen on 11th June 2019 at 14:36

I put a comment on early this morning but it seems to have gone astray saying..our Toyota is twenty years old, passes it's MOT every time,and it still looks like new,plus hubby looks after it,I wonder what that car will look like in twenty years time.

Comment by: Anne on 11th June 2019 at 14:42

Most folk come out with statements like this is because they own old vehicles.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th June 2019 at 15:10

Alan, I don't want to go quicker because we haven't got any seat-belts! But I can understand your mate getting another car if he had an unexpected windfall. Dorothy is 60 years and our other car is four years old and they both do the same job. Your car always looks immaculate, Maureen. xx

Comment by: Maureen on 11th June 2019 at 16:08

Thank you for that Irene.xx

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 11th June 2019 at 16:12

Older cars have personality and character.

Comment by: Mick on 11th June 2019 at 16:31

Exactly Anne, makes me wonder if nobody likes them why do people pay loads of money for a ride to a wedding and these daft proms night in one.
Im happy with my Toyota but I do enjoy getting picked up from Dubai airport in a Bentley when arriving in business class, but you cant really lean out of the window showing off because everybody else in Dubai is in one, are else one of them super cars

Comment by: Julie on 11th June 2019 at 16:45

Unfortunately Irene , as environmental issues move up the political ladder of importance, pray don’t blame me , the question that will be put to you , why have you got not one , but two vehicles which pollute the planet ? Dorothy , may only go out on certain days , but unless she flies on the wind she is still blowing out dangerous fumes . The open question is !
Do we blame the Government or do we look at ourselves and what part we play ? Indeed ,there are people, who would never even consider doing the weekly shop, unless going by car , yet still complain about the level of pollution and what the ‘Government ‘
is doing about it , as if they have completely no part . These are the arguments being put to all of us now . I was only giving your comment Irene as an example, of how the debate has now changed from forever blaming the Government, to how we reflect on the actions of ourselves .

Comment by: Veronica on 11th June 2019 at 17:24

A comment of mine seems to have gone astray. I have had two Toyota cars , much to the vexation of my dad, which were completely reliable for years . I'll let you think about that Maureen being as my dad was of the war generation.

Comment by: Alan H on 11th June 2019 at 18:19

Julie, regarding global warming, can you tell me what percentage of pollutants we, as a nation, produce? I would say about 1%. So I say carry on Irene, give Dorothy an outing whenever you feel like it.

Comment by: Tony on 11th June 2019 at 18:23

There's more steel and strength in the back door of that car, than a full complete Japanese car.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th June 2019 at 18:33

Trying again! Computer playing up.....have tried to comment three times.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 11th June 2019 at 18:58

Julie, I don't want to give the impression that I'm stalking you, but I feel compelled to say that even if Irene owned a dozen cars, she could only drive one of them at any one time, thereby putting her in the same league as the rest of us in the pollution stakes.
That said, I'm ecstatic to discover that at last I perceive we may have at least one thing in common. I.e.,that the general populace has a tendency to blame someone else for every manderous thing.
In common with most people nowadays, I also own a vehicle that is propelled by means of an internal combustion engine, and not only that, ( horror upon horrors ) a Diesel engine no less.
It sits outside my door, taxed,tested,insured and full of extortionately priced diesel fuel, just gently rusting away for most of the year, as I prefer to travel by public transport, or use my bicycle, ......( a 1958 Raleigh with Sturmey Archer 3 speed and oilbath chainguard just in case your interested )..... A situation which appears to suit the exchequer most admirably I might add.
But I do agree, there seems to be a vast number people who appear to be content to sit in three lanes of stationary traffic, whilst simultaneously complaining about the volume of traffic on the country's roads, and blaming it all on wagons quite often.
I even know of people that insist on driving their damnable horseless carriages 200 yards to the newsagents to collect their Daily Telegraph. ( No offence intended here Jean by the way ).
And with regard to environmental issues, as far back as 1985, I was knocking on doors, campaigning for Greenpeace, but no one was listening then.
.......I'm not entirely convinced that they're actually listening now.....Conservation of the planet is after all someone else's problem is it not?

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Anne on 11th June 2019 at 19:13

Don't get confused with two Anne's. The first one isn't me. I'm the one with the X1/9 avatar. Quite sure this mix up has happened before.

Comment by: Pw on 11th June 2019 at 20:37

I have two cars but I can only drive one at a time.I agree there are too many cars on the road but public transport is rubbish in this area.Try getting to work at 5.30 am in the morning like I had to do,it was impossible.Until public transport improves cars are here to stay.I could not car share with other people because of the nature of my job

Comment by: Anne on 11th June 2019 at 21:14

There's going to be the same mix up as once before with the two Anne's posting. I'm the Lower Ince one with the X1/9 avatar.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th June 2019 at 21:27

I am sorry if this answer appears a number of times. We are having trouble with the computer and I don't think my previous comments have been submitted. We DO have two cars, but as I don't drive, only one car at a time is ever on the road , so it is no different to having ONE car. When one is on the road, the other is in the garage, polluting nothing. We use one or other of the cars to reach our caravan in Skipton or to attend 1940s events which are always some distance away. When we are at home in Wigan, we travel by 'bus. When we are at the caravan, the car stays parked outside it and we walk into Hellifield and get the 'bus to Skipton, Clitheroe, Settle and all surrounding towns. We have two cars as renovating the Hillman Minx is my husband's retirement hobby after working hard all his life.

Comment by: Poet on 11th June 2019 at 21:47

Bring back the horse.

Comment by: Ned Stark on 11th June 2019 at 22:04

the older generation on here getting all defensive but quick to blame younger folk for just about everything, lol double standards or what.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 11th June 2019 at 22:07

I can quite understand your frustration with regard to the confusion over your name Anne. There are also several Micks on this site which I also find confusing to say the least.
In order to avoid any future confusion, might I suggest that you select an allonym to use in place of your name. That would appear to me to be the most logical solution.
You don't have to adopt one as stupid as mine of course, just as long as it's outstandingly individual.
I could even offer the same advice to the Shevy Thunderbolt....
..........Now let's all just sit back and watch nothing change.

Comment by: Mick on 11th June 2019 at 22:31

Irene did you get the computer the same time as your Hillman Minx

Comment by: Julie on 12th June 2019 at 00:52

Ozy, It was only by error that I looked back at my post.. Something I never do. I find it hugely distressing to find you agree with me on even a single line . You belong to an era , like so many on here, who are frozen in time. Everything that is wrong has been created by someone else. The Council is wrong , The Government is wrong and even the young generation are regarded as pests. Progress!!
OMG!! Its all about remember when and protect that at all costs.. Yes, I am happy to disagree with all of you . The responsibility for me is me, the responsibility for my success or failure is also me.. The
negativity on WW is quite staggering. There are no Indians coming and if there were , the wagons needed to circle Wigan, are now just rusting, long forgotten, beloved giants, growing lesser by the day.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2019 at 08:15

I absolutely disagree with that patronising remark that people on here are 'frozen in time' just because they happen to like recalling their youthful days in the sixties. How do you know how people live their lives? The Album forum is about the past which you don't seem to grasp.

Comment by: Pw on 12th June 2019 at 08:22

I agree Veronica.I bet there are very few people on this planet who do not think about their past,good or bad.

Comment by: Alan on 12th June 2019 at 09:15

Try posting real names instead of fake or made up ones. only colin and irene have done so. No one is confused then. Julie make sense with all her comments.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th June 2019 at 11:15

Alan,I must correct you,my real name is Maureen..always has been and always will be..even though I'm always known as Mo.
As for you Julie,do you not realise that you are the negative one on this forum,if you have nothing creative to say at all,why bother saying anything..you just seem to look in and pounce..don't you realise you will get older some day,and you may enjoy looking back,that is if you had a nice childhood.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2019 at 11:38

Julie you talk of 'negativity' what's all that twaddle "there are no Indians coming and if there were, the wagons needed to circle Wigan, are now rusting". What a load of bunkum!
You are not preaching to uneducated people -I have done more with my life than you could possibly know of. Do not include me in your generalising,sermonising,soapbox comments! Thank you very much.


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Comment by: Maureen on 12th June 2019 at 12:16

You tell them Veronica,Alans another one,nothing constructive to say..like Julie,look in and then pounce..just who do they think they are..I bet they're a barrel of laughs to live with,no show without punch as they say..with their self righteous remarks.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2019 at 12:46

I wouldn't even waste my time answering Maureen - 'bandwagon' comes to mind.....X

Comment by: Maureen on 12th June 2019 at 13:02

Add twaddle to that Veronica.x

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th June 2019 at 15:36

I was going to make a commemt about pollution & successive Government attitudes over many years but I think I will give it a rest, you have all made valid points & views....but one thing I think does make a mockery of all of it....another runway at Heathrow ???

Comment by: Poet on 12th June 2019 at 16:31

Not to mention HS2 Helen. £56 billion spent plus the despoilation of acres of countryside just so some so and so can be in London 10 minutes quicker hardly seems the act of a sane government.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th June 2019 at 17:04

Helen please feel free to air your views on pollution. What I have objected to is being preached to and lumped together as if we know nothing, and have just arrived on an Artic convoy boat. It is a condescending approach that I cannot abide. " Frozen in time indeed'!

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 12th June 2019 at 18:03

Poet, It's all the work of The Mekon, the super intelligent ruler of The Treens. He hasn't made his identity known as yet, nor is he likely to, not until the final analysis at any rate.
It can't be Grayling, as even though he's a gold medallist when it comes to wasting millions, this numpty hasn't even got the the brain power to enable him to fasten his own shoelaces.
So for now the identity of The Mekon remains a mystery, but make no mistake, he's definitely a member of the Tory cabinet, and his alien cohorts all have offices both in Westminster, and in the headquarters of the main contractors for HS2.
Now if you can offer a better explanation for this lunacy, then I'm all ears.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th June 2019 at 20:17

Veronica, none of us here are ...frozen in time...ignore the term. After all this part of WW is a nostalgic look back in photos of our youth & all that went with it. It was a different world & time, some may not be able to accept that but we will always remember...so keep at it Veronica !

Comment by: Mick on 13th June 2019 at 01:26

fossils from an age of dinosaurs

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th June 2019 at 07:36

Alan, my name is Helen....no fake name. The Troy was suggested by someone as there was another Helen posting comments on Wigan World album...simples !

Comment by: Veronica on 13th June 2019 at 09:06

My name is Bond ... James Bond...
Less of the 'fossils' Mick and I hope you are including yourself!

Comment by: Poet on 13th June 2019 at 09:13

The endless battle between Ancients and Moderns is one that pervades human history. Scholastics argued with Humanists, Classicists with Romantics, Science with the Church.
It is enshrined in the mythology of the Titans and the Olympians.
And on it goes, be you Hyperion or Zeus for it is part of us.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th June 2019 at 09:53

Julie, if you want to know about how some young people feel about pollution just take a look at an article on the BBC online news today re...festivals, absolutely shocking !

Comment by: Veronica on 13th June 2019 at 10:03

Well my BA is in Humanities so I will stick with Humanists! Even though it's many moons ago - I will not be preached at as if still at school and brainless to boot!

Comment by: Veronica on 13th June 2019 at 14:50

Would a teacher or lecturer of History be classed as 'frozen in time'? The thought occurred to me as the students of today will be the backbone of tomorrow's world. I wonder how many studied History in Parliament. The 'frozen ones' on here are really studying modern History when looking back into the past...it is a fascinating subject.

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