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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 15th April, 2021)


Massive tree stump opposite the old Marylebone Post Office.

Photo: Brian  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Mick on 15th April 2021 at 07:14

This tree made it as a Photo-a-Day on Thursday, 6th February, 2020 Titled
Diseased Tree.
Some of the comments left are by the late Philip G.

Comment by: Garry on 15th April 2021 at 07:33

That must have been some tree.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th April 2021 at 09:06

It's always sad when a tree is cut down. It looks as if it was a couple of hundred years old. There's so much character in gnarled tree trunks a good subject for artists.
I was reading Philip G's poem re this tree he was so very talented.

Comment by: Anne on 15th April 2021 at 09:15

Very questionable a diseased stump should be left. It will not throw suckers of new growth. I am expecting to have two stumps ground out any day now. Trees were non diseased huge conifers but interfering with a wall and shading next door neighbours. I am allowed to cut conifers but need permission and good reason for other trees.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th April 2021 at 11:56

I remember that huge tree. Like Veronica, I hate to see an old tree cut down. I wish Philip G was here to add a comment. He was such a nice person.

Comment by: Edna on 15th April 2021 at 12:54

I love trees, I have just bought some curtains, with trees on.

Comment by: Helen on 15th April 2021 at 15:14

I love these photos on this site they make my day a little brighter. I have been pondering about becoming a member for some time now but I have noticed that there is a lot of bullying on the main board section which is very off putting. I left a message on the guestbook part explaining my worries hoping to get a reply but it hasn't shown. Not to worry I have the photos to look at.

Comment by: Cyril on 15th April 2021 at 15:36

It was a Horse Chestnut and reckoned by some to be around three hundred years old. The bark on its main trunk began to peel away some years ago and was infested with beetle larvae, though the tree was probably at the end of its life anyway, hopefully a shoot that's growing from the roots will be allowed to grow into a tree.

Strange how the same design of council owned houses could in one area be loved and another area hated, the ones you can see in the photo at Marylebone Court were loved by the council tenants, they hardly ever became vacant and snapped up by the tenants when the right to buy came in, however the same ones in Scholes that became nicknamed the upside down or Dutch houses were so hated by the tenants there was always plenty vacant.

Comment by: Roy on 15th April 2021 at 16:12

You must have extra strong curtain rails Edna, only joking love.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th April 2021 at 16:31

Helen, there are some bullies on the Communicate section. There are also many decent people on there but I stopped going on due to the "nasties". I noticed a few familiar names on p-a-d recently and hoped that the bullying wasn't going to start on here as it is very unpleasant. Thankfully the names disappeared. We occasionally all disagree with others on p-a-d, and a little argument here and there never does any harm; we wouldn't be human if we all agreed all the time and we have a right to voice our thoughts, but believe me this is nothing like the communicate section. Having said that, I haven't been on the messageboards for a long time and maybe things have improved.

Comment by: Edna on 15th April 2021 at 17:28

Yes Roy, that made me smile..

Comment by: Mortarmillbill on 15th April 2021 at 17:40


Don't forget that anyone that you think is a bully can be put on ignore by yourself. That way you do not see any of their comments.

Comment by: Geoff on 15th April 2021 at 19:10

As a van boy for Harvey's I used to deliver bread to the shop opposite the tree stump, probably 1968ish, I think it was or became the Post Office.
Good photo Brian!

Comment by: Stardelta on 17th April 2021 at 10:01

Helen. I'm sorry you feel the way you do about joining Wigan World, maybe your just not right or suited for the communicate boards if you don't like the heat. Probably best stay away.

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