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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 9th August, 2021)

White Cliffs


White Cliffs
The White Cliffs of Horwich Quarry, seen from Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: DTease on 9th August 2021 at 00:14

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th August 2021 at 08:16

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 !

Comment by: Veronica on 9th August 2021 at 08:22

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!

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th August 2021 at 08:29

"There'll be bluebirds over......"

Comment by: good old days on 9th August 2021 at 09:10

sorry irene but there r no blue birds in england

Comment by: John G on 9th August 2021 at 09:36

Although it’s got a lump on top of the cliff, I just want to point out its not Billinge either.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th August 2021 at 10:08

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.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 9th August 2021 at 10:26

Does ' you can see it clearly from Wigan ' qualify it ?. Hence " The view of ........... from Wigan ". Good picture Mick

Comment by: Pw on 9th August 2021 at 10:42

When I worked at Horwich loco works I remember hearing the explosions when they blasted.Is it still a working quarry?

Comment by: Dave johnson on 9th August 2021 at 10:56

I was just going to post that myself WN1.

Comment by: Joan on 9th August 2021 at 10:57

Mick does say seen from Wigan, I think some of you so called Wiganers should start to looking up.

Comment by: Poet on 9th August 2021 at 11:51

We've had several shots of the moon from Wigan . Venus from Wigan . This seems a mere stones throw .

Comment by: DTease on 9th August 2021 at 12:45

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th August 2021 at 12:56

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 !

Comment by: Veronica on 9th August 2021 at 13:37

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.

Comment by: DTease on 9th August 2021 at 13:38

Yeh but! No but! Yeh but! It’s definitely not Wigan Helen.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th August 2021 at 14:20

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th August 2021 at 14:53

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!

Comment by: Veronica on 9th August 2021 at 16:02

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th August 2021 at 17:53

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.

Comment by: Methinks on 9th August 2021 at 21:19

Phew! Thought I was reading a Monty Python sketch. Zany.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th August 2021 at 21:42

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th August 2021 at 22:16

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...

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