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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 10th May, 2020)

The New Look Orwell


The New Look Orwell
Wigan Pier.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,661

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 10th May 2020 at 00:04

Wigan Pier looks bigger than I remember it. Many years ago I did a canal cruise from there. Thank you for stimulating my memory Mick. I always enjoy your postings. Alan.

Comment by: DTease on 10th May 2020 at 09:07

It's becoming more and more noticeable that only four or five Photographers are contributing most of the photos on P-A-D which is surprising considering that P-A-D has well over a thousand views per day and most people now carry a camera about with them all the time.
I have no complaints about the quality of the photos on P-A-D. But, has the old saying goes "Variety is the spice of life".
There must be some way of encouraging more people to contribute.

Comment by: Brendell on 10th May 2020 at 11:41

That's probably because a lot of us don't live in Wigan any more! Sadly

Comment by: Mick on 10th May 2020 at 12:43

Teasy Weasy don't you know there is a pandemic going on.

If you notice the building as been sand blasted and been pointed in a dark mortar mix, which makes it all look better.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th May 2020 at 13:20

Ron' s left a big gap too...Bless him..

Comment by: DTease on 10th May 2020 at 13:25

Mick, if you look back at the month of March you will see that of the 31 days 0f P-A-D, 22 were contributed by only 4 people.
It's a good thing that you and others go to the trouble of taking and submitting photos as you do, but it would surely, also be a good thing to encourage more people to take part.
That's the only point I was trying to make.

Comment by: Pat McC on 10th May 2020 at 13:51

As Brendell says, some of us no longer live in Wigan and so obviously can't contribute but Wigan has a special place in our hearts.
A nice informative photo Mick. Is the Orwell still a pub/restaurant?

Comment by: baz on 10th May 2020 at 20:30

how do you up load pics on here

Comment by: Mick on 10th May 2020 at 22:18

Pat McC its all being refurbished at present

Comment by: E Mc on 10th May 2020 at 23:07

baz, how do you? That is the question.Lots of people have old photos, but don't know how to upload them

Comment by: Brian on 10th May 2020 at 23:20

Hi baz and E Mc,

To upload photos for photo-a-day, please email them to me - brian@wiganworld.co.uk and include title, brief description and make/model of camera. Unfortunately I can't add them all as I get more photos than there are days in a year. Therefore I can't guarantee your photo will be added.

As for old photos. Please visit the album and click the link to add photos. These are added within several hours. If a photo doesn't get added its because it was poor quality, upside down or too small etc.

Thanks, Brian.

Comment by: irene roberts on 11th May 2020 at 11:42

I am laid up with a bad foot at the moment but we no longer have a camera and my phone only does calls and texts.

Comment by: E Mc on 11th May 2020 at 23:43

Thank you Brian for the information much appreciated.

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