Photo-a-Day (Monday, 22nd June, 2020)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Did a ever tell ye “The Tale of The Old Barn Doors”?
Love the way they have sprinkle coal dust allover the brickwork to make it more miserable and historic.
They have also made some new holes in the concrete along the canal edge, so maybe they are going to make a boardwalk along it
There was a story about the 'ould barn ' ...'there was nothing in it!' Frazer told it better.
Odd to think it was once a hive of industry, noisy and bustling.
Irene it could soon be a mock hive of industry if your 1940ers gang got you act together and held some themed weekends at the world famous Wigan Pier.
It could just be like Bury with out the train, but with lovely old fashioned canal boats that would attend from all over the country.
could be made into a good building waterfront property
I don't organise forties events, Mick, I just attend them. I have attend the local ones at Haigh Hall but they no longer do them. I remember you once kindly let me know of one at an old people's home up near Kilhey Court, which unfortunately clashed with one we were already attending. If there are ever any local ones we will attend but I have no organisational skills and am too old to start now! Nice idea, though.
Reminds me of the exchange between Mainwaring and Wilson, in the barn they were guarding, unaware that the barn was the target for the 25 pounders:
Isn't that a skylark, Sir?
Yes, I believe it is ... better not fly too-high, might get its wings shot orf.
Irene I know your not capable of organizing an event but you could mention it to them that does. that the world famous Wigan Pier as been done up and could be an excellent venue for a 1940 do.
It isn't a Barn and they aren't Barn Doors. It's no wonder you Wiganers no nowt listening to thick Mick and his incorrect posts.
A bit of a Bob Dylan is Mick: Not much of a voice, but can't half put over a good song. And his films are enjoyed far and wide, too.