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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 17th February, 2020)

Pagefield Mill


Pagefield Mill
Gidlow Works (original name) was for some time the centre of Rylands and Sons extensive textile business.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,713

Comment by: Mick on 17th February 2020 at 11:18

I just love miserable Wigan photo like this one.
It could be a scene from a old fashioned cotton mill film if they covered the road surface with some sand

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2020 at 12:46

Eee lad could you not have found anything more dilapidated? Must go mi shuttles are flying off.....

Comment by: Poet on 17th February 2020 at 13:15

Well beauty lies in the beholder's eyes and every colour of the bow is in that rich mosaic.

Comment by: Mick on 17th February 2020 at 13:21

Veronica it makes me want to go home and put a pan of pea soup stove.

Comment by: DTease on 17th February 2020 at 13:32

Come and take a photo of my back garden Mick, that looks miserable all year round.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th February 2020 at 14:23

I like it. I can imagine it up and running with the workers inside and children playing two-ball on the wall and hopscotch on the flags, like we used to do outside The Empress Mill in Ince with the hum of machinery in the background.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th February 2020 at 15:06

Aye I mun get gooin' misel' hav a pon o'broth ont ' t'hob...

Comment by: Mick on 17th February 2020 at 17:47

I got talking to this very old man in the park after I had taken this photo and he told me some tale about the last mill managers face appearing in the crumbling brick work, I didnt take much notice but when I got home and downloaded the photo I could see the image on the right.

Comment by: Maureen on 17th February 2020 at 22:40

I can see the image..spooky eh.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th February 2020 at 07:35

Where is it please, Maureen? What am I looking at? Anything like this fascinates me but I just can't see it. Could you point the way? Irene. xx

Comment by: Maureen on 18th February 2020 at 10:17

Irene,it's on the extreme right,enlarge the photo and it's where all the dark bricks are,the light bricks seem like his hair..if you squint you can see it better.

Comment by: Philip G. on 18th February 2020 at 10:56

I can't imagine the last mill manager's face, Mick, … just the outline of a giant teddy bear, sat at the wheel of a car.

Comment by: Mick on 18th February 2020 at 12:02

I know where it is Irene

Comment by: Anne on 18th February 2020 at 13:11

Yes,I can see a semblance of a face in the rough brickwork to the right.

Comment by: Johnny on 19th February 2020 at 09:35

I've definitely booked you an appointment at Specsavers, Mick !

Comment by: Veronica on 19th February 2020 at 09:56

I'm flummoxed!,,

Comment by: Lynne on 20th February 2020 at 20:40

This image makes a mockery of Wigan Council's motto they once used for the town. "Modern Wigan Is Growing, Come And Grow With It" It's now the 21st Century and the town is still blighted with unused crumbling buildings.

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