Photo-a-Day (Friday, 26th June, 2020)
Pennington Hall Park
Great photo Dave, now that's a park.
We have some really beautiful parks here in Wigan borough, looking lovely even in the lockdown. Thanks Dave.
This IS what photo a day is all about, Summer photos like these. Lovely colours. Not old building that can be taken in Winter. I know variation matters but more of these.
Good one David.
Now that is a park in my book !
Been to Pennington Flash but not the Hall, I'll make it me next trip.
Lovely photo thanks.
Smashing pic, Dave.
The height of summer even..!!
We attended our very first 1940s event here many years ago and it was a lovely sunny day then, too. Lovely photo.
It looks a lovely well maintained park... But I thought cyclists weren't allowed to ride bikes in them, especially doing wheelies..
Very nice Dave, beautiful scene. Didn't park notices used to say 'Keep off the grass' ?
I don't hear much talk of big-Park lawn-care these days, nor of peat being just scrubbed into pitchfork holes across a homely lawn, - the former way must be very expensive, the latter way I've done just once yet to great effect. I like the swirl of this Park's benches, and the imagined beat of one of George's best - 'Sitting in the Park'.
Bloody hell Veronica your eye sights Brill.
Philip. is that Leigh's Georgie Fame you mean with "Sitting In the Park"? I wonder if he had this park in mind when he sang it? It's his birthday today, as it is my daughter's, so Happy Birthday Georgie and Ashley. xx
Garry you wouldn't think I had Glaucoma would you ! I am shortsighted though, but can see anything very clearly up to me but not far away... Then it becomes a 'blurr'....but I don't wear glasses for reading., in fact I don't wear then full stop!
The epitome of a summer song Phil , that led me to Billy Stewart's original.
I must be on my 20th play by now. Fab.
Garry, Veronica and I both have glaucoma but we don't miss much do we, Dolly dear?! I for one can spot a sherry bottle a mile off!
A lovely well-maintained Park. Thanks for today's photo Dave.
Campsites are closed - but someone's pitched a tent here instead!
Hi Dave , Long way from the set you posted on your Facebook on June 11th , Empty streets of Manchester , which I found very striking and greatly enjoyed , especially at this time . Thank you for those and the above .
We certainly can Irene, we can smell it as well, better still at 10d a glass in the railway buffet in our 40's costumes.
Ha what are you two like, cheers.
You're sitting pretty Irene, Georgie it is - I hadn't known today's his birthday, though. And Ashley's a nice name. I spent a few days working on-site at Parsonage Colliery when employed by Worsley Mesnes Ironworks during the mid-Sixties. We travelled there and back each day in a beige Morris Minor van, taking-in the road at which Georgie once lived ('he lived along here, somewhere', the driver said.). A mate of mine from St Helens went to one of Georgie's shows a couple of years ago, and told me that his songs are now interspersed with merry quips and anecdotes - a reet good neet, if you like. And of eyesight - with respect for those, unfortunate -, a tale: Driving my car some years ago, in the Tyldesley area, I spotted a chap crossing the road ahead of me. He had long hair, combat coat, hold-all, basket and trolloped in wellies. And, as I got closer to him, I mused on his close resemblance to Mike Pejic. I told the tale to a friend of mine, who then said that it probably was Pejic, as he lived in that area and was also a keen angler. Not much time, but I had him - wish I could nail a late horsey selection just as well, if not better.
Lovely photo,colourful flower beds,reminds me of Ince Park when I was a child.
Many thanks folks :)
Ann you wont be able to visit Pennington Hall it was demolished years ago !
I know Veronica, I can't believe you spotted a wheelie.I had to smile when I saw that comment.Talk about Sherlock Holmes Ha!!.Anyway a lovely photo.Thank you.
You know how shortsighted I am Edna! :0))