Photo-a-Day (Monday, 9th August, 2021)
Photo: Mick Byrne (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
It's not Wigan that Mick, it's not Wigan at all. It's Horwich that is Mick 'cos it's not Wigan. It's a long way from Wigan that is Mick. It's more like Bolton than Wigan. It's definitely not Wigan, even I know that's not Wigan Mick.
Ok DTease, I think we will all go along with you....its not, never was, couldn't ever be in a million years, no, its not Wigan, got it everybody ( including Mr J Hanson) its not Wigan !
Are you related to the James Bros. Dtease by any chance ?
Anyway Horwich might belong to Blackrod or Aspull or even Howfen!
Here we go again!
"There'll be bluebirds over......"
sorry irene but there r no blue birds in england
Although it’s got a lump on top of the cliff, I just want to point out its not Billinge either.
I'm well aware there are no bluebirds in England, "good old days"....it was just meant as a joke because Mick referred to "The White Cliffs of Horwich", Perhaps I should have put "there'll be sparrows over....." but you don't seem to see sparrows these days either.
Does ' you can see it clearly from Wigan ' qualify it ?. Hence " The view of ........... from Wigan ". Good picture Mick
When I worked at Horwich loco works I remember hearing the explosions when they blasted.Is it still a working quarry?
I was just going to post that myself WN1.
Mick does say seen from Wigan, I think some of you so called Wiganers should start to looking up.
We've had several shots of the moon from Wigan . Venus from Wigan . This seems a mere stones throw .
I was just practicing my nitpicking Veronica.
With a bit more practice I can enter for the Nitpicker of the Year contest.
Last year, in the immortal words of Marlon Brando in “On the Waterfront”, “I coulda bin a contender” but, apparently, I didn’t pick enough nits.
This year I have been training in secret and, although there seems to be some stiff opposition out there, I reckon I am as match fit as I am going to get and I’m up for the contest.
Joan my comment was meant as a bit of a joke, not as funny as DTease's comment I suppose. I wouldn't even know where the quarry is in relation to Wigan or anywhere else.....so forgive me, I was only being silly !
I think we were all being silly Helen. It was that contender Dtease who started it ... I think he could even win the Nit Picker of the Year... watchout the James Brothers.
Yeh but! No but! Yeh but! It’s definitely not Wigan Helen.
Irene, sadly you're so right about Sparrows not being seen nowadays, similarly up to about fifteen years ago we had a lot of Greenfinches feeding in the garden until they too began to disappear, Blackbirds also seem to be in decline and I can't recall the last time I heard a Thrush singing.
Helen, we DO get a bit daft on here sometimes and you are one of us, so please feel free to have a laugh and a bit of fun. It's what we all need sometimes! I bet DTease was a nightmare for Nitty Nora at school....he wouldn't keep still so she could have a nit-pick!
The last time I heard a Nightingale sing in Berkeley Square was when Vera Lynn sang it at the 60th anniversary of the D Day landings! I bet Irene's heard it loads of times at the 40's events. I bet she even danced with Flt Lt. Kyte at St Anne's.
I'm afraid Flight Lt. Kite has two left feet, Dolly dear! But oh, I love that song! Also "I'll be seeing you","Moonlight Serenade", and of course "Bluebirds over". Cyril, we get a lot of blackbirds up near our caravan but not many locally.
Phew! Thought I was reading a Monty Python sketch. Zany.
This was one of our "normal" days, "Methinks"! We flit from one subject to another, but we are doing no harm! We all need a bit of daftness in this world sometimes.
I bet Frank and Jessie James have thrown the towel in by now... gone to another 'Wigan World' somewhere over the rainbow where bluebirds sing...