Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 5th November, 2019)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Mick, you have amazing ideas for the images you produce. I admire most of your photos. This one I particularly like.
And I am pleased to see the Poppy on your bike I am retired military, having served in both the UK and the Canadian Forces. Respect for my forebears is appreciated.
I always look forward to your submissions; please keep them coming.
Lest we forget - Legio XI Hispania!
Ey-up....it's Howard and Marina!
A bike for all reasons/seasons. Are Raleigh's still made in Nottingham?
Apart from the Aqueduct, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, the freshwater system and public health! What have the Romans ever done for us?
Local folks have always known of its presence. It was in the newspaper as a publicity stunt by the district's councillor, he intends having a commemorative blue plaque put on the wall, if he gets permission from WW&L NHS Trust that is.
Poet , Your comment is all Greek to me !
The Romans gave us Spag Bol and Pizza....Cheers.
They gave us so much and yet the weather beat them. Off they went leaving the .milestones for directions in the fog and rain,with every intention of coming back. The sunny Med made them lazy, all that wine,women, sand and sea. Why should they come back? They only built the roads because the mud squelched in their sandals, their shields were the only protection from the rain. Togas so short, arthritis set in. In other words the Romans lost interest in cold wet Little England....just imagine where we would have been if they had stayed!
Fred, Spag Bol doesn't exist in Italy, don't ask for it in a restaurant over there or you'll find yourself outside on the pavement.
Actually, I read a story somewhere that a person who lived on Wigan Lane was awakened in the early hours by a strange sound. On looking out of the window he saw a ghostly apparition of Roman soldiers marching down Wigan Lane... Whether he had had a drop or two - who knows! True story anyway.....
Been quite a few times to Italy and always been served Pasta Bolognais made with spaghetti Jonno. It's certainly a better cooked dish there, than here....
ps it was Cromwellian soldiers not Roman....that were allegedly seen on Wigan Lane. ( It is quite a while since I read about it) !
I am the least superstitious of fellows but I once saw a Cromwellian cavalry man on the East Lancs Road a few years ago. I don't know if he was going to a battle re-enactment or not, but don't they generally get ready on site. He was quite alone on an armoured horse moving most stately along the grass verge. It's never been explained.
As i said Veronica, not Spag Bol.
I see what you mean Jonno... MAma Mia - wouldn't a like a that!
Poet there is a place called Warcock Hill near where I live and soldiers from the Civil War have been seen. Also the A6 which would have been no more than a dirt track at the time, soldiers on the way to Manchester travelled along there. Very strange happenings!
You're right Veronica.
Roundheads from the Civil War have been spotted around Wigan Lane.
Also a headless horseman has been seen riding in Billinge Hill woods.
Probably a Cavalier looking for those Roundheads lol