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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 3rd August, 2019)

Something's afoot!

Something's afoot!
Mesnes Park 25th Julyt 2019

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850)
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Comment by: Jonno on 3rd August 2019 at 01:02

And has been for many years Dave.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd August 2019 at 01:11

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

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd August 2019 at 07:27

I wonder how many people have rubbed that foot ?

A very interesting image that all will instantly recognise.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2019 at 07:49

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?

Comment by: Anne on 3rd August 2019 at 09:17

Are all those stud/stitch thingys repairs following thinning from constant rubs?

Comment by: Poet on 3rd August 2019 at 10:20

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd August 2019 at 13:53

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.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd August 2019 at 14:45

Before the repairs


Comment by: XPat on 3rd August 2019 at 17:00

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 .

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2019 at 17:31

Helen it will always be Wigan Park to me - a park for Wiganers- many happy times in there...

Comment by: FW on 3rd August 2019 at 17:33

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 ..

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd August 2019 at 20:12

And they did, FW....they DID!

Comment by: Margaret judson nee Farrimond on 30th September 2020 at 14:50

I lived in Wigan from 1948 - 1975 and have polished that foot many times. Now live in Manchester.

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