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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 26th June, 2020)

Pennington Hall Park


Pennington Hall Park
Pennington Hall Park, Leigh

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 16-55mm F/2.8 )
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 26th June 2020 at 03:55

Great photo Dave, now that's a park.

Comment by: Garry on 26th June 2020 at 04:45

We have some really beautiful parks here in Wigan borough, looking lovely even in the lockdown. Thanks Dave.

Comment by: Arthur on 26th June 2020 at 05:43

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th June 2020 at 07:25

Now that is a park in my book !

Comment by: Ann on 26th June 2020 at 08:11

Been to Pennington Flash but not the Hall, I'll make it me next trip.
Lovely photo thanks.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 26th June 2020 at 08:28

Smashing pic, Dave.

The height of summer even..!!

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th June 2020 at 08:44

We attended our very first 1940s event here many years ago and it was a lovely sunny day then, too. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th June 2020 at 09:06

It looks a lovely well maintained park... But I thought cyclists weren't allowed to ride bikes in them, especially doing wheelies..

Comment by: Rubyshoes on 26th June 2020 at 09:30

Beautiful photo.

Comment by: Roy on 26th June 2020 at 09:31

Very nice Dave, beautiful scene. Didn't park notices used to say 'Keep off the grass' ?

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 26th June 2020 at 10:56

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'.

Comment by: Garry on 26th June 2020 at 11:18

Bloody hell Veronica your eye sights Brill.

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th June 2020 at 12:34

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

Comment by: Veronica on 26th June 2020 at 12:55

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!

Comment by: Poet on 26th June 2020 at 13:07

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th June 2020 at 13:18

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!

Comment by: Pat amcC on 26th June 2020 at 13:45

A lovely well-maintained Park. Thanks for today's photo Dave.

Campsites are closed - but someone's pitched a tent here instead!

Comment by: XPat on 26th June 2020 at 14:12

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 .

Comment by: Veronica on 26th June 2020 at 14:33

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.

Comment by: Garry on 26th June 2020 at 15:15

Ha what are you two like, cheers.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 26th June 2020 at 17:23

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.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 26th June 2020 at 18:32

Lovely photo,colourful flower beds,reminds me of Ince Park when I was a child.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 26th June 2020 at 19:57

Many thanks folks :)

Comment by: Steve on 26th June 2020 at 21:15

Ann you wont be able to visit Pennington Hall it was demolished years ago !

Comment by: Edna on 26th June 2020 at 22:27

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th June 2020 at 22:51

You know how shortsighted I am Edna! :0))

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