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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 10th September, 2019)

Ince Hall bridge and lock


Ince Hall bridge and lock
Wigan flight.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot)
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Comment by: Philip G. on 10th September 2019 at 07:15

I like the water's 'slinky' look.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th September 2019 at 07:51

A lovely clear photo. Happy childhood memories of the cut-bank in Ince and the ghost of "Kitty-Beawt-Yed" at Ince Hall.

Comment by: DTease on 10th September 2019 at 08:47

The man there is “Cowerin’ dean fert ‘ave o look at them ducks theer”

Comment by: Eric R on 10th September 2019 at 09:42

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.

Comment by: Philip G. on 10th September 2019 at 13:00

Is that reet, DTease. Then perhaps he hed summut say to'ords um, un aw.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th September 2019 at 17:39

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.

Comment by: DTease on 10th September 2019 at 19:36

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th September 2019 at 21:39

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.

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