Photo-a-Day (Friday, 24th April, 2020)
Woochie steps, Aspull
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Canon IXUS185)
How about those stairs. We could have used these when we were kids and wanted to raid the Top Lock Kids. We had an annual fight for "Wochie", a lot of shouting an stone throwing, twelve year- olds blowing of steam. They once chased us back to Finger Post, Good old days.
The Friday maths problem ! How many trips up make an Everest ?
Before the steps were put in we kids used to slide down that slope on pieces of tin salvaged from the tip which was a bit further over.
O the folly of youth!
The steps we could have run up as children look daunting now!
It just needs tidying that's all.
Don't remember these - anyone know when they were put in?
All I can remember is climbing the old colliery scree.
great photo. At least the barriers stop you tumbling all the way down!
Not recommended for mountain bikes, then !
Have to woochie your steps if you climbing up them
We used to take our Mam's EPNS tea trays especially if snowed !!
I don't know that area, but there's many an area like that around Wigan. I went for a walk with my grandson a while back, he could run all the way up steps such as these without stopping - I had to rest on an old tree half way up... Oh! To be young again...
If the Woochie was up here in Shevy, they would have a dedicated group of volunteers named, Friend of the Woochie to keep it tidy and well maintained
Mick thats because you lot have nothing better to do than potter about all day
Johnny, about twenty years ago I carried my bike up those steps and rode it across the top. When I say ‘rode’ it would be more accurate to say that sometimes the bike carried me and sometimes I carried the bike!
But we both got to the other end.
Sadly, I would not like to try it now.
Mick,why do think Shevy and Standish are so brilliant? They are both only former pit villagers like everywhere else round here.Smacks of insecurity to me if you have to be constantly bolstering your (already massive) ego.
Steady on Kim, what's Standish done at you ? :)
Kim..he does it for one purpose..to get attention..he must be as you say insecure.
I'm sure you're spot on Maureen,attention seeking.Standish and Shevy have done nothing to me,it's Mick's constant bolstering of these two that I find immensely irritating.
Dont let him get to you, its bad for you blood pressure.
Not worth the negative energy.
Poet, Would you accept 6,506 steps as your answer?
Where's my red biro ?
Poet, I now have that sinking feeling that your poser wasn't Quiz of the Day and that it was, instead, your playful view of something read.
I'm in the process of drawing out one of your PaD's, in readiness for a watercolour. It's been quite a while since I last did one - I'll bet the Pro's envy the amateurs' ability to choose 'when to go'. Keep well.
Just kidding Phil. A very clever figure to arrive at. All my maths homework was returned to me in red ink.