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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 2nd November, 2020)

Autumn at Haigh

Autumn at Haigh
Another lovely Autumn light pic

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T4 : 16mm F/1.4)
Views: 2,068

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd November 2020 at 07:23

Another uplifting photo, jusr beautiful. Thanks Dave.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 2nd November 2020 at 08:45

Beautiful. I love the sunlight through the trees.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 2nd November 2020 at 08:48

Instantly recogniseable as an "Oy". Nice picture Dave

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd November 2020 at 08:50

Another 'parting gift' ... Grimm's fairy tales come to mind.
Beautiful and Brooding..

Comment by: Mick on 2nd November 2020 at 10:37

Another lovely Autumn light photo

Comment by: Maureen on 2nd November 2020 at 10:39

Absolutely beautiful Dave.

Comment by: Jean on 2nd November 2020 at 11:56

I am new to this web sight and I would like to ask all the old Incer’s if they know about a woman from Ince called Louisa Merryfield who was hanged for murder in 1953 she was born and bred in Ince.I have used the site because I know you use it everyday hope to get a response soon kind regards Jean.

Comment by: DTease on 2nd November 2020 at 13:10

Louisa Merryfield was housekeeper for an old woman who lived in a bungalow near Blackpool. Louisa poisoned the woman and got posession of the bungalow.
Strangely, after Louisa was hanged her husband became the owner of the bungalow.

Comment by: f on 2nd November 2020 at 13:29

You can capture Nature with a lens ,
Or even write like this with a pen.
But Nature it is moving , changing and eluding , with traits to make imagination want to fly ...

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 2nd November 2020 at 14:59

I had heard the Louisa Merryfield story but didn't know she came from Ince! I am from Ince, Jean. Welcome to Wigan World.

Comment by: DTease on 2nd November 2020 at 17:03

Louisa's maiden name was Louisa May Highway. In 1911 she was living at 13 Farmer St, Ince aged 4yrs. Her father was Job Highway.

Comment by: Frank Orrell on 2nd November 2020 at 17:05

Brilliant picture Dave. You should do a calendar.

Comment by: Pw on 2nd November 2020 at 17:09

I watched a documentary type programme called Murder by the Sea about this woman,it was very interesting.When used to Blackpool illuminations on the coach I recall someone pointing out a house that was something to do with a murder ,not sure it was this murder

Comment by: peebee on 2nd November 2020 at 17:52

Almost looks like a painting not a photograph, I have noticed recently that a lot of photos in my railway magazine are looking like oi paintings too. I wonder if it is something to do with the printing method or have my old eyes gone artistic.??

Comment by: peebee on 2nd November 2020 at 18:52

That should have said 'oil' not oi or oy. :)

Comment by: Gary on 2nd November 2020 at 19:08

Jean - info given above re Louisa May Merrifield is accurate. Her father was a coalminer.
She was executed by Albert Pierrepoint at HMP Strangeways, Manchester, 18/9/1953 assisted by Robert Leslie "Jock" Stewart.
Pierrepoint died10/7/1992 at a Southport nursing home, aged 87.
Stewart emigrated to South Africa and died there in 1989, aged 71. The last executions in Britain occurred on 13/8/64, two men, for the same crime and Jock Stewart was one of the executioners, dispatching Peter Allen at HMP Liverpool.

Comment by: Gill on 2nd November 2020 at 19:25

What a stunningly beautiful photo Dave, as was yesterday's. I love the starlight on the tree and so many colours to take in Nature is wonderful. This site is fab it's good to see all around Wigan thank you.

Comment by: Edna on 2nd November 2020 at 22:03

Gill, you've just said what I was thinking, the sun is like a star through the trees.Its a beautiful photo.Thanks Dave.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 3rd November 2020 at 09:35

Thanks folks :)

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