Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 18th July, 2020)
Windy Arbour Stocks
They should bring them back and stick the yobs in them.
That’s a bulbous seat you’ve got there Mick, definitely built for comfort that is.
Why spoil a shot of the stocks with your bike?
I never knew the stocks were there. How old are they please? Does anyone know?
Mick, whatever has the bike done wrong to deserve time in the stocks. Maybe Mick, the bike deals in Stocks & Shares. Good one Mick.
I was thinking that Peter P, but it's all about him isn't it.
PeterP because its top of the range, a Rolls Royce of push bikes.
PeterP I thought you would have been complaining about the weeds Wigan council havent cleaned up.
In fact you and your missis could nip up there and do a bit of weeding, the fresh air will do you good.
I wonder if it was named Windy Arbour because it blew a gale up the backsides of the victims in the stocks!
A lady friend as just emailed me, saying if those Stocks were in Shevy, Parbold or Apple Bridge, there would be a group set up, called Friends of the Stocks who would keep the cobbles weed free, maybe put a few flowers tubs as well.
Walt I was thinking just the same, how long did it get I wonder
Lovely photo Mick. It's very deceiving though; it appears to be a quiet country road, but pulling out of Pemberton Road to get onto this road which runs down to Orrell, is difficult to say the least - the traffic is heavy and you need your wits about you. End of the traffic report! ????
A nice photo with a Bartholomew feel, about it, Mick. And these stocks: They're at the point at which I used to 'take five' with my bog standard British Storm Eagle alongside. The bike has a front buckled wheel now, and cries beyond the three-hundred yards of the pharmacy's round journey. The road going left to right, behind you, so to speak, is known as 'the two-mile straight, and was the venue for that thunderous duel between GW and The Rocker from Repsol in October 2017 and when both riders answered to Ozy's demanding flag - the duel is described in Item 29779. Your bike looks nice and clean.
Veronica, your comment really made me laugh! Brilliant! xxxxx
It that an electric bike ?
I don't think that would give you much exercise, even if you rode around on it all day..interesting pic ...of the stocks, not the bike !
Irene info on the stocks here: A set of stocks at Windy Arbour, Billinge. The originals were centuries old, but this is a reproduction built by my Grandfather, about 70-80 years ago. Copied from here: https://www.trover.com/d/FfTl-winstanley-orrell-england
DTease, those are the saddles which naked cyclists have fitted, see the one in the background of PaD 17/07/20, they don't cause a chafed undercarriage like as the normal saddles do.
Mick, did you call in at Anita's for a Sherry.
The bike looks like a girls frame.
Is it still a Push Bike if there's a motor on it?
Cyril I dont know her address, do you know it.
Arthur they are not called girls frames anymore, they are called step through frames and are easier to get off and on.
But mine is not a step through its called a mens comfort frame, with sit up up and beg handle bars
Yes you are correct again Helen, it dosent give much exercise, but its good for arthritis knees because it keeps them moving and you cany beat the fresh countryside air that you get.
One state of the art Rolls Royce two wheeled conveyance with specially designed geriatric comfort frame. Made for the convenience of gentlemen with arthritic knees and sporting a bulbous seat. Complete with sit up in bed handlebars.
HURRY! First to see will buy!
Extra's include a bum bag, with a free bike pump thrown in as a gesture of good will.
I don't know the house number Mick, I've only ever been there once, with Bert I think it was when he was dropping something off, all I remember it was across the way from the large ice age boulder, if that is still there.
When Pemberton Road won the North West Tonight best neighbourhood competition recently I didn't recognise anyone that was featured within the report, if that was the part of the road in which she lives that is.
Cyril I always thought she live on the new streets off Pemberton road, like Merton road, but Im the same Ive never been there.
Mick, I've looked in the phone book and on Google and it's practically opposite that boulder and Springpool.
Thanks Cyril I will look out for that boulder next time Im up that way