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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 12th August, 2021)


St Peter’s Church, Hindley.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 2,049

Comment by: Mick on 12th August 2021 at 06:39

Seeing the flags fluttering on the newly opened Hindley memorial gardens reminds me of poppy day and that it will soon be 11/11/2021.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th August 2021 at 07:28

You've done it again, Dennis! You put Hindley Cemetery on p-a-d the other day when Walt and his wife were due to visit and today I am due at the hairdressers near St. Peter's at 9.30 today! Lovely photo of St. Peter's and the Memorial Garden, (also on a recent p-a-d ), shown on the right.

Comment by: Arthur on 12th August 2021 at 08:56

These photos by Dennis have been great, they have a new dimensions we have never seen before.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th August 2021 at 09:21

All the scenes are instantly recognisable -this looks like you are on the same bus as yesterday.... the number 7 .. yes they are good photos, stirring lots of memories. 'The Bird' and 'The Banner' go hand in hand circa 1965/66. Got off the bus at 'The Bird'to go to 'The Banner' on a Saturday night.

Comment by: Pw on 12th August 2021 at 10:17

Where the marquee is at the side of the pub there used to be a building which I think were stables belonging to the pub.I remember it being used as a bus shelter.Spent many happy hours in the church and later the pub

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th August 2021 at 12:21

I remember that bus-shelter well, Pw, from when my Mam used to take me to Hindley Market every Friday as a child. I remember shouting in it because it echoed. When I was at Hindley Grammar School I used to go home to Ince every day for my dinner as I hated it at school. We had an hour and a half for dinner, (12.20 pm-1.50 pm) and finished school at four o'clock. It was a fair walk between The Bird bus-stop and the grammar school it was worth it just to go home. You can run when you're young!

Comment by: James Hanson on 12th August 2021 at 14:24

I'm not complaining but these upstairs front seat bus photo could be made more interesting if Dennis put down the bus company, the route and number and the fare that a paying passenger would pay.

Comment by: Janet on 12th August 2021 at 17:47

But yes,you are complaining!

Comment by: Nikon Camera Man on 12th August 2021 at 18:02

Not a bad photo taken from a moving bus.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th August 2021 at 18:07

If Dennis was to start putting the name and number of the bus company, it would take away from the scene James. We all know anyway what buses go along that road. What interest would that be? It's the photo of the places that are interesting. That's my opinion anyway. It's the place not the bus...

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 12th August 2021 at 18:31

James, all the information you need about the buses is but a Google away. Doesn't take a minute.

Comment by: Alan on 12th August 2021 at 19:11

No worth answering to James Hanson folks.

Comment by: Pw on 13th August 2021 at 13:12

There was a chair in the tap room of the Bird called the death chair.It was said if you sat in it your time was up,well it was at the side of the dartboard.One owd chap,Bob Lewis,was the only regular who I ever saw sitting in it

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