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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 12th November, 2019)

Rugby Ball

Rugby Ball
Central Park commemorative sculpture, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Canon PowerShot SX240 HS)
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Comment by: Mick on 12th November 2019 at 06:50

They should move it to the middle of the mini roundabout so it will be more prominent

Comment by: PeterP on 12th November 2019 at 07:49

Would HGV's delivering to the store get past it if it was in the middle of the island?

Comment by: irene robertsI on 12th November 2019 at 09:30

I wish it could have been displayed INSIDE Tesco where it wouldn't have become so weathered. It just looks forgotten.

Comment by: Poet on 12th November 2019 at 09:47

I remember with fondness those great tryers Jinking Jimmy, Rocket Ronnie and Collapsing Campbell and the true greats Kenny, Ferguson, Hanley et al...
And a ghostly roar in the fruit and veg aisle.

Comment by: TommyT on 12th November 2019 at 11:09

A "token" gesture by Tesco PLC to act as if they cared that RL was ever played on their car park.
They could have placed it where the centre spot used to be.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th November 2019 at 13:20

If the brownish colour creeps higher, it will just look like a giant chocolate egg! I like the 'embossed' figures on the surface. I agree with Irene it should have been displayed somewhere inside, it wouldn't take that much room up..

Comment by: From Where on 12th November 2019 at 17:31

Never forgot my childhood game ,
Rugby League was its name .
Not for women the teacher told ,
Not for fairies young or old .
Get stuck in mud or cold ,
Harder rain makes you stronger bold .
Up and under , the full backs fear ,
Will he catch it as the hit comes near .
Rugby League born and bred ,
I am old now , but memories fed .

Comment by: Maureen on 12th November 2019 at 18:25

A lot of hot water..scrubbing brush and bras so would have it looking like new..and then yes..put it in Tescos.

Comment by: peebee on 12th November 2019 at 18:46

I wonder how many women would donate their bras for cleaning/.

Comment by: Joanne on 12th November 2019 at 20:22

From Wigan Public Art Trail p.10:
Rugby Football, Artist: Joanne Risley, Installed: 2001

Central Park is the former home of Wigan Rugby League. To celebrate the impact that the team has had on the world of sport Tesco commissioned this cast bronze Rugby Football featuring famous players associated with the club; Billy Boston, Tommy Bradshaw, Joe Egan, Jimmy Sullivan. Care should be taken as this sculpture is sited on the edge of the roundabout.


Comment by: Maureen on 13th November 2019 at 13:15

Peebee..I meant Brasso not bras..ha ha. my iPad did the separating of the letters.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th November 2019 at 13:20

Keeps us on our toes just like the footballers Maureen! ;0))

Comment by: Laura on 20th November 2019 at 12:47

Fergie.has homing pidgeons now . Joanne,thanks for the warning,that is our point more care should be taken in Wigan by its council by the way are you in charge of pubs planning or arts ..???

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