Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 10th September, 2019)
Ince Hall bridge and lock
I like the water's 'slinky' look.
A lovely clear photo. Happy childhood memories of the cut-bank in Ince and the ghost of "Kitty-Beawt-Yed" at Ince Hall.
The man there is “Cowerin’ dean fert ‘ave o look at them ducks theer”
Ron D. More like the original bridges along the Wigan - Leigh stretch that I remember - heavy stone parapets leading up to an arch over the water. Presume that the arches were replaced by "flat" bridge levels to prevent modern low wheeled vehicles grounding. The original arches were more in keeping with the time of construction.
Is that reet, DTease. Then perhaps he hed summut say to'ords um, un aw.
It met be us he's an ex- pitmon crouching deawn like that...or his father wuz....
It can be hereditary. I seem to remember men sitting on their haunches outside the front door on nice days with backs against the wall, smoking a pipe - I know my dad did.
Veronica, in the book “The World of William Wickham” there is a magnificent picture of a Collier in exactly the position you describe taken by reverend Wickham himself.
He is ‘Keawring’ by a wall and in his left hand he has a long clay pipe. He is wearing his Pit Clothes and his right hand is steadying his lamp on his knee.
The Reverend used the photos he took to put on Lantern Shows For his parishioners in order to raise funds for St Andrew’s Church.
I have the book Dtease- just looking at the picture.... ' Collier " keawring" (squatting), smoking a very long pipe! 1891. (O.G.P.) by Kenneth Ward.
I haven't looked at it for ages - it's really interesting. I must read it again.