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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 6th September, 2021)

Mesnes Park

Mesnes Park
The fountain in the park.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Mick on 6th September 2021 at 08:14

Irene, I was told that the Evening post was going to merges with the Observer and it will be printed weekly, so you will still get all the local news.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 6th September 2021 at 08:50

Good shot...nicely centered, Dennis.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th September 2021 at 09:29

It looks to me as if it's made of plastic, whether it is I don't know, but the Trevi Fountain it ain't. Sorry - it's a good photo nevertheless.

Comment by: Tom on 6th September 2021 at 10:31

My friend the Queen of Wigan Pier, Pam likes to sit outside the Mesnes Park cafe enjoying a nice cup of tea.
This Fountain a new one, but its still made from cast iron.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th September 2021 at 11:46

It's definitely metal, Veronica, and looks nice when you pass it in the park, although of course we all view things differently. The cafe and bandstand are also in those Victorian/Edwardian shades of maroon/green/gold and look in keeping with the park's age. I have often seen Pam in the cafe, Tom.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th September 2021 at 12:47

I'm sure it looks and feels better in the 'flesh' so to speak. So many things made out of plastic these days, I am glad it is metal Irene. ( even if it's not gold plated!) ;o))

Comment by: Edna on 6th September 2021 at 15:16

Beautiful photo Dennis.I remember as a child of about 7, climbing up the side of the steps in the background. Not up the steps. up the side,as kids do

Comment by: Jembo on 6th September 2021 at 16:53

It does look very much solid and well made when you're there. And I've seen photos of the original Victorian one that looks the same.

Nice photo Dennis.

Comment by: e on 6th September 2021 at 20:36

What happened to roly polys,
and Vimto ice cream top,
then climbing up the sides uv steps,
not like the grownup lot.
I've done the shoe shine silly,
and wished a pile of things,
the rest I'll leave to him upstairs,
to see what gifts he brings...

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