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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 26th June, 2021)

Winter Hill


Winter Hill
Winter Hill from Haigh.

Photo: Neil Rigby  (Fujifilm Finepix S4300)
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Comment by: George (Hindley) on 26th June 2021 at 00:54

That makes a change, someone using it's correct name, rather than referring to it as "Rivington".

Comment by: e on 26th June 2021 at 01:13

Clasp your hands with thanks to God,
To take all in and hold with love ,
to cherish, value, give soul feed
then pass to child so they will seed,
grow with humble , learn to care,
protect and fight for,
what we all shall wear,
breathe the air of freedoms scent,
remembering always who gave not lent,
so we can look upon this view ,
that those who follow can see it too...

Comment by: Mick on 26th June 2021 at 07:30

Long time no post Neil, welcome back,
Some big sheds on these modern farms now a days

Comment by: lizzielocket on 26th June 2021 at 07:41

A lovely photo of ' England's pleasant pasures' I will be humming Jerusalem all day.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 26th June 2021 at 07:57

...in Englands green and pleasant land...

Nice one, Neil.

Comment by: Garry on 26th June 2021 at 08:34

Very nice Summer photo.

Comment by: Poet on 26th June 2021 at 08:47

Nice to see the old ' idle hill of summer ' from a different angle than I normally do . A beautiful clearly focused picture .

Comment by: Veronica on 26th June 2021 at 09:15

The patchwork effect of open countryside is always appealing and with the cows gently grazing. Still waiting for Summer though!

Comment by: Maureen on 26th June 2021 at 09:41

That is just lovely..so serene...thank you Neil.

Comment by: David Barker on 26th June 2021 at 09:51

Excellent photograph Neil.????????

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th June 2021 at 13:35

Beautiful clear scene & one that clearly shows Lancashire is not all dumps or ' dark satanic mills'
Thanks Neil !

Comment by: Mick on 26th June 2021 at 17:58

Ah but Helen that farm is a bit of an eyesore.
I bet they wouldn't get planning permission to build such a massive farm shed and silos down south.
I wonder if the locals get the smell from it drifting over their back gardens.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th June 2021 at 19:37

You can't have travelled far in your own country Mick. I don't live 'down south' any more & these last 20 yrs we have lived in the East & its not cow country but arable land with huge fields but we have travelled up & down England for years and vast cow barns or sheds reach far into northern parts of the UK, more than I ever saw in Kent.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th June 2021 at 19:46

Neil are you any relation to the Rigby family we used to know at Holland Moor ?

Comment by: John G on 26th June 2021 at 19:59

Very good photo Neil, Every thing in the frame is neat and crisp.

Comment by: priscus on 26th June 2021 at 20:00

Do you need planning permission for an agricultural building?

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 26th June 2021 at 20:07

Mick,you come out with some ridiculous statements at times.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 26th June 2021 at 20:50

Nice one, Mick...well done you...!!!

Comment by: Edna on 26th June 2021 at 22:54

Thank you Neil for bringing back lovely memories.We have walked over to the mast on many occasion, in the past.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 27th June 2021 at 09:03

Helen, I don't think we would be related to Rigbys at Holland Moor. But we would not be very far from them in Pemberton and Orrell.

Comment by: Mick on 27th June 2021 at 12:21

I used to caddy at Gathurst golf club for Eric Rigby, he lived at the end of Shelley Drive

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 27th June 2021 at 12:55

Ok Neil. The family lived just down the road from us in Ormskirk Rd, in a very old farmhouse that had a large overgrown orchard behind it, this orchard was a sea of yellow daffodils in the spring. Mrs Rigby let you go in & pick your own daffs which she would make into a bunch for you....& charge you a pityful amount of money . I remember she had quite a few children & a large harmonium in the kitchen !

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 27th June 2021 at 16:08

..... but no telly?

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