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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 17th July, 2020)

Rocking Unicorn


Rocking Unicorn
Rocking Unicorn at Wigan Dry Dock.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Walt(Nth Yorkshire) on 17th July 2020 at 07:15

Well Mick, you certainly have an eye for the unusual, I like it !!. I presume the dry dock is close by the pier is it ?.

Comment by: julie on 17th July 2020 at 08:39

Walt didn't you used to work in the coop shop on Bolton road in the 60s.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th July 2020 at 09:15

Hi-ho Silver.....Awaaaaayyy! xx

Comment by: Mick on 17th July 2020 at 09:49

Walt its next to the Trencherfield mill, its still used by canal boaters to get there bottoms blackened

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 17th July 2020 at 10:09

Yes Mick, no doubt Malabar would have cleared the capstan, it's just that I'm frightened by the thought of him having been set before The Canal Turn, but then, and if my eyes don't deceive me, he might already have taken the easier option without travelling too-far.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 17th July 2020 at 11:08

I like that a lot. I also spotted the naked cyclist in the background!

Comment by: Veronica on 17th July 2020 at 11:35

Looks like it's been dumped, at least it's not been thrown in the canal. It's probably been taken by now.

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 17th July 2020 at 14:25

Hi julie, answer to your question is yes 1962 - 1963, Mick, you have an unusual term of phrase as well, goodness knows what they do with the tar brush, I shudder to think !!!

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 17th July 2020 at 14:39

Mick, I meant turn of phrase, I think , no doubt someone will put me right

Comment by: julie on 17th July 2020 at 17:13

walt do you remember polly and fred weaver who used to have the post office on Bolton road and also do you remember Austin the postman, as I used to live on Bolton road in the 60s and 70s.

Comment by: XPat on 17th July 2020 at 17:38

Oi .....Mate , Where you going ? I said Glorious Goodwood!

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 17th July 2020 at 19:32

Julie, I'm sorry I don't remember those folks, I worked at quite a few shops around Wigan area and left late 63 early 64 to pursue a life in road transport were I remained for 49 years. I left Aspull almost 40 years ago. Stay safe Julie !.

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