Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 3rd August, 2019)
And has been for many years Dave.
Something's afoot and it's not twelve inches. That is the full phrase I was familiar with when I worked in Canada.Mind you it came from a guy that was English
I wonder how many people have rubbed that foot ?
A very interesting image that all will instantly recognise.
The most famous foot to have ever 'stepped' in WIGAN Park! Never heard Mesnes Park mentioned when I grew up in Wigan. When did 'Mesnes' creep in?
Are all those stud/stitch thingys repairs following thinning from constant rubs?
Helen, I would guess that there can't be many Wiganers who haven't.
It's a kind of ritual rite of passage . A baptism... Like Richard Harris in 'A Man called Horse' but rather less painful.
Veronica, I lived in Wigan from 1947 till 1956 & I always knew the park to be Mesnes Park, well thats what my grandparents called it & they had lived in Wigan since around 1920.
Before the repairs
Excellent Poet , A baptism! A perfect description. ( wanted to ask about your poetry, perhaps another time )
Love the way you did this one Dave. You are a wonderful photographer. You can just tell a Dave Oy .
Helen it will always be Wigan Park to me - a park for Wiganers- many happy times in there...
How many hands has touched your shoe,
With hopes and dreams they wish come true.
Tiny hands as parents look ,
Taking steps they once took .
Make a wish, as you rub the shoe ,
Your children also , will do like you ..
And they did, FW....they DID!
I lived in Wigan from 1948 - 1975 and have polished that foot many times. Now live in Manchester.