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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th September, 2021)

Beauty and the Beast


Beauty and the Beast
Douglas Valley and the Muck Spreader.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Linma on 9th September 2021 at 06:42

Living where I do in a farming area I can smell it now without even being there.

Comment by: Mick on 9th September 2021 at 10:03

Some lovely countryside to the west of Wigan.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 9th September 2021 at 10:24

A bit pongy but a necessary evil in a farming area, I suppose. Lovely view behind it.

Comment by: e on 9th September 2021 at 10:50

Our Summer will soon be a longing,
Its perfume a hope and a wish,
The arms that lifted our spirits,
Will unfold like loved ones we miss..

Comment by: DTease on 9th September 2021 at 10:58

So this is what Mick uses to spread his words of wisdom far and wide!

Comment by: TerryW on 9th September 2021 at 11:36

Mick, you would make a good muck spreader.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 9th September 2021 at 12:38

I bet the one down Shevvy doesn't smell :) Only joking Mick, is that Wigan Lane in the background ?

Comment by: Tom on 9th September 2021 at 12:53

When I lived in Skem I remember walking through the Douglas valley with our scout troupe and we came across a dead cow, Ive been back since and believe some walkers hear a cow mooing in the spot were we saw the dead cow, but they never see any cows around.

Comment by: Deirdre from Dalton on 9th September 2021 at 13:03

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

Now down on our farm we are right up to date,
And mechanization's the byword of late.
For every task we've a gadget to match,
But our new muck spreader the best of the batch.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

Now young Walter Hodgkin he brought back a load
Of liquid manure from the farm down the road
And he hummed to himself as he drove down the street -
And his load it went hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm in the afternoon heat.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

Now his muck spreader had a mechanical fault
And a bump in the road set it off with a jolt.
An odorous spray of manure it let fly
Without fear or favour on all it passed by.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

The cats and the dogs stank to high kingdom come;
The kiddies, browned off, ran home screaming to Mum.
The trail of sheer havoc were terrible grim -
One open car were filled up to the brim.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

The spinster, Miss Pringle, was quite scandalised.
"Good Gracious", she cried, "I've been fertilised".
And the Methodist minister's tee-total wife
Was plastered for the very first time in her life.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

The vicarage windows were all open wide
When a generous helping descended inside.
The vicar at table intoned "let us pray".
When this manure from heaven came flying his way.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

Now all of this time as he'd trundled along
He was quite unaware there was anything wrong
'Till a vision of woe flagged him down, what a sight,
A policeman all covered in ... you've got it right.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

Fling it here, fling it there.
If you're standing by then you'll all get your share.

Deirdre from Dalton

Comment by: Veronica on 9th September 2021 at 13:56

There's some lovely country side to the north, east and south of Wigan !

Comment by: Arthur on 9th September 2021 at 16:15

Nothing comes close to Cornwall.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 9th September 2021 at 16:58

Good one, Deirdre! Miss Pringle and the Vicar's wife and the policeman covered in you-know-what made me laugh! It reminded me of the two policemen in Last of the Summer Wine! Well done!

Comment by: Mick on 9th September 2021 at 17:00

Its a well known fact in our area that the prevailing winds come from the west,
And this is why the factory, coal mine owners built their big houses on the western side and used the other sides of Wigan for housing the workers
You can look at any town in Britain and you will they did the same.

Comment by: Edna on 9th September 2021 at 17:36

A photo of lovely country side, its a shame the beast is in the way.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th September 2021 at 18:06

Answers on a postcard as to the lovely countryside north, south , and east of Wigan besides the lovely country side in the west. I'm sure Mr Hanson will know

Comment by: Cyril on 9th September 2021 at 19:27

The rockery is looking lovely and coming on a treat.

Comment by: DTease on 9th September 2021 at 19:52

Not surprising Arthur, anything that comes near Cornwall usually ends up on the rocks!

Comment by: irene robertsI on 9th September 2021 at 20:01

We all have our favourite places. Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder. I am a proud Lancastrian and would never even leave Wigan but I have to admit to a love for Yorkshire!

Comment by: PeterP on 9th September 2021 at 22:10

WN1 the photo was taken along lees lane and the road in the distance is the road over Parbold hill.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th September 2021 at 22:27

I'm drawn to the North every time. Even just North of Wigan town centre... and beyond. The further and hillier the better.

Comment by: john on 10th September 2021 at 09:51

fling it here fling it hope deirdre you got your share

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