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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 15th June, 2020)

Lindsey Terrace


Lindsey Terrace
Lindsey Terrace, off Holly Road, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
Views: 2,063

Comment by: Mick on 15th June 2020 at 07:17

Theirs always one who will spoil it, like the end house who have had there house painted yellow, why cant they have stuck with white like the rest of them.
Reminds me of when Vera Duckworth had her house done in stone cladding just to show off.

Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 15th June 2020 at 07:17

Dennis owd beigh, what tha gooin't do fer uh encore eh ? Eee by gum, tha's certainly geet'n uh talent for good pics !. I was told a story some years ago about an incident in one of these cottages. It would appear that one of the old residents had passed away in his sleep. the local undertaker was sent for and with is helper was maneuvering the old gentleman in his coffin to the stairs, the bend at the top made the task very difficult, anyway , the old lad sailed off down the stairs under his own steam crashing into the front door causing all sorts of damage. Dennis, just keep the pics coming fella Aspull deserves to be showcased.

Comment by: Margaret Martlew on 15th June 2020 at 08:55

Margaret was born August 15th 1946

Comment by: Elizabeth on 15th June 2020 at 08:55

Another great pic ! A lovely terrace of houses, remind me of Island Row ,off Petticoat Lane in Ince.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th June 2020 at 08:57

What lovely houses with the old stone wall in front. Everywhere always looks so nice in the sunshine.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2020 at 08:58

Aspull hasn't lost its 'village' appeal, always looks nice and tidy. I will miss going through on the 715 to Wigan. Sad for the residents as well on Dicconson Lane.

Comment by: Garry on 15th June 2020 at 09:36

Lovely row of well built houses, i'll drink to Aspull, a lovely place to live.
Cheers.

Comment by: Gary on 15th June 2020 at 09:38

Veronica, what has happened on Dicconson Lane? Or Dickie Loan as I recall the older end referring to it.
Yesterday's photo had me thinking of all the farm families I remembered from the 50s and 60s - and I started at Landlord's Farm off Dicconson Lane (Hough), Dodds Farm (Ellis), Gidlow (Griffiths), Ainscow(Ogden/Rutter) - still a few to go.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th June 2020 at 09:45

Has the 715 stopped going through there Veronica? xx

Comment by: David Barker on 15th June 2020 at 10:22

Another well framed shot Dennis , the weather as been kind of late for taking photos, plenty light , faster shutter speeds sharper photos, like this on.

Comment by: Roy on 15th June 2020 at 10:25

For once, I agree with Mick, in my opinion, the building application for the front extension to the end cottage should not have been passed, I thought that anything which protrudes forward and alters the 'line' of the adjoining properties normally isn't allowed. I would have thought more so, given the age and beauty of the row.

Comment by: Pat on 15th June 2020 at 10:30

I believe that the 715 is going to be reinstated, don’t know how soon, or the time table. The petition has paid off this time!

Comment by: Alan on 15th June 2020 at 12:08

I love the colour of the far right house.

Comment by: Mick on 15th June 2020 at 12:19

Roy most people do agree with me on my PAD comments, when they have taken another look, but who have have thought it this lovely photo taken by Dennis would turn into a thread about bus timetables, I know in the past a lot of the PADS turning into imaginary sherry drinking sessions but I never expected this one to end up informing us that the 715 is going to be reinstated,

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2020 at 12:27

There's still an expanse of green fields as you go down 'Dicky Loan' Gary, but I don't know who owns the farms, as I live in 'Howfen' and have for the last 50 years. I know there's some lovely walks from there into the fields of Westhoughton. Irene the bus had been stopped, I do hope it runs there again, as another poster has said.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2020 at 13:18

And who would have thought the comments could have been turned into insulting the home owners on their personal preference for painting their house Mick ?

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th June 2020 at 13:32

I think it's nice that we all have a little chat, especially at the moment, and I will join Garry for a sherry any time. Everyone who has mentioned the bus timetable has ALSO commented on Dennis's lovely photo....the info on the buses has not stopped people commenting on the photo and has been of use to me as I wouldn't have known about the 715 being removed but for this thread. People HAVE complimented Dennis on this photo and his previous ones, and rightly so, but we DO go off the subject now and again because we're human beings, not judges. This isn't The Countryfile Calendar, this is Wiganers and ex-Wiganers looking at Wigan scenes and, as Wiganers, we just like a chat....it just comes naturally.

Comment by: Mick on 15th June 2020 at 14:13

Veronica its not insulting to say somebody as spoiled something, like Roy said they shouldnt have been given planning permission.
Irene you could all meet up at the bus stop then take the 715 bus to la la land with you imaginary bottle of sherry.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 15th June 2020 at 14:20

Surely the whole point of wiganworld is to stimulate conversation between Wiganers wherever they may be living now.
As with most conversations the point of interest tends to shift from one subject to another, after all, there is only so much you can say about a photo no matter how good or bad you consider it to be.
I should imagine that if I was living away from the area I would be very interested to know what people were talking about and thinking about back home.

Comment by: Kath H on 15th June 2020 at 14:57

You’re really taking us down memory lane Dennis. I used to live round the corner in St. David’s Crescent.
Lovely photo.

Comment by: Kath H on 15th June 2020 at 15:37

You’re really taking us down memory lane Dennis. I used to live round the corner in St. David’s Crescent.
Lovely photo.

Comment by: Garry on 15th June 2020 at 15:40

I love a good chat with a sherry.....

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2020 at 16:01

Mick that is your opinion. The home owners are entitled to paint their property anyway the wish. At least they are taking care of it and making it look smart...even if it doesn't match the others.

Comment by: Jock on 15th June 2020 at 16:37

Excellent photo Dennis.
If they painted their houses different colours then bike riders passing by could imagine they're at Tobermory with an imagined sea of green.

Stuff yer sherry Garry, I'd rather have 5 fingers of the Scottish watter.

Comment by: Garry on 15th June 2020 at 17:14

As long as the owner of the house like it, who cares what other folk think.
For what it's worth, I like it!

Comment by: Arthur on 15th June 2020 at 17:36

Its nice to be different.

Comment by: Mick on 15th June 2020 at 18:10

Veronica it makes it look odd, and we are better that you, this is what Vera Duckworth did in Coronation street when she had her house done in stone cladding and spoiled the look of the street

Comment by: Veronica on 15th June 2020 at 18:23

No wonder you used to get your ears boxed with the nuns Mick...

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 15th June 2020 at 20:45

That's a good 'un' Walt: Owd beigh. I heard it said as Owd 'bye' at the start of anothers brief exchange just a couple of months ago! - the rest was ok.

Comment by: Mick on 16th June 2020 at 10:01

Surely the whole point of wiganworld is to stimulate conversation between Wiganers wherever they may be living now.
As with most conversations the point of interest tends to shift from one subject to another, after all, there is only so much you can say about a photo no matter how good or bad you consider it to be.
I should imagine that if I was living away from the area I would be very interested to know what people were talking about and thinking about back home.

Dennis Ive been say these exact words fot years now.

Comment by: Mick on 16th June 2020 at 15:20

Ive just had a PM message from a regular view and she says to point out to them that mentioning bus timetable is informative and might help those that still catch buses , but rambling on about drink imaginary glasses of sherry helps no one. and people who do it should be told.

Comment by: DTease on 16th June 2020 at 19:13

Don't look now Mick but everyone's gone home.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2020 at 21:10

Hahaha! Dtease except me! Mick tell your friend that we need new blood, so perhaps he/she could comment in this imaginary land of invisible people..

Comment by: Lynne on 19th June 2020 at 15:35

Don't need any planning permission when it comes to painting the outside of a house. It's all down to the personal preference of the owner.

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