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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 22nd June, 2020)

Old Doors


Old Doors
The Old Barn Doors exposed on the Wigan Pier building.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: DTease on 22nd June 2020 at 06:04

Did a ever tell ye “The Tale of The Old Barn Doors”?

Comment by: Mick on 22nd June 2020 at 07:56

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

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd June 2020 at 08:30

There was a story about the 'ould barn ' ...'there was nothing in it!' Frazer told it better.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd June 2020 at 09:08

Odd to think it was once a hive of industry, noisy and bustling.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd June 2020 at 10:53

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.

Comment by: janet on 22nd June 2020 at 11:56

could be made into a good building waterfront property

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd June 2020 at 13:28

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.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 22nd June 2020 at 13:41

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.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd June 2020 at 16:57

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.

Comment by: Tony Maloy on 22nd June 2020 at 19:31

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.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 22nd June 2020 at 21:12

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.

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