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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 15th September, 2021)

Off Bolton Road

Off Bolton Road
The fields off Bolton Road, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: walt (nth Yorkshire) on 15th September 2021 at 08:21

Good photo Dennis, clear and lots of detail but, I'm at a loss as to exactly where this is on Bolton Rd, things have changed a lot in Aspull since we lived there.

Comment by: Edna on 15th September 2021 at 08:37

This is a lovely area of Aspull Dennis, good photo.There is only one problem, and it's the 715 bus being stopped.I know someone who lives near here,who is struggling walking.So can't get out much unless they use a taxi, which is costly for people who are on the pension.Its time something was done about it.A petition has been sent in.But it's fell on deaf ears.The elderly are always forgotten.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 15th September 2021 at 08:56

Beautiful photo.

Comment by: Maureen on 15th September 2021 at 09:00

Dennis,I'm not familiar with the area,but it's a lovely shot and it lifts the spirit..it really does..thank you.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th September 2021 at 09:14

.Aspull is a very pleasant place and that is a photo I feel I could just walk into. I can almost feel the sunshine on my shoulders.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th September 2021 at 09:19

Lovely photo. Some beautiful countryside in this area.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 15th September 2021 at 09:37

Walt, this was taken from the path behind Bill Taylor’s scrapyard that runs across to Hall Lane.
The old farmhouse is on Bolton Road and is in process of being renovated.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 15th September 2021 at 09:54

Is the scrapyard near the Civic Centre, good photo Dennis

Comment by: Walt ( North Yorkshire) on 15th September 2021 at 10:24

Thanks Dennis, know where you are now.

Comment by: Mick on 15th September 2021 at 10:49

I don't know how anybody can say Aspull is nice when with the amount of traffic passing through it.
They made it worse when they allowed to roundabout to go around the war memorial, I would have moved it to the other side of the road.

Comment by: DTease on 15th September 2021 at 11:49

Kettle calling the pan Mick, you seem to have a blind spot when it comes to the M6 running through the middle of Shangri La Shevington.

Comment by: TerryW on 15th September 2021 at 11:53

Mick, for god's sake, give it a rest, shevvys not that perfect you know.

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 15th September 2021 at 12:03

Mick, look back over comments about Aspull, the only adverse ones come from yourself. No matter where in the UK you drive traffic is busy -busy and I suspect it's just the same where you live. Have you ever tried passing a good comment on anything ?

Comment by: e on 15th September 2021 at 12:57

Hang out your washing
but not for a while ,
Today I’ll be dreaming
as I walk this here mile ,
I may be a while luv
as I pause to embrace ,
This small piece of heaven ,
I will mark, walk and trace..

Comment by: Karen on 15th September 2021 at 13:09

Oh but wait a minute,Shevvy and Standish are completely free of traffic aren't they ! ??! Grow up Mick.

Comment by: Maureen on 15th September 2021 at 13:52

Mick,you're a depressive.????

Comment by: Veronica on 15th September 2021 at 14:01

The Shevvy One does it for attention... yet again...

Comment by: Veronica on 15th September 2021 at 14:19

'E' I found myself saying your poem to the song " We're gonna hang out the washing on the Seigfried line - have you any dirty washing Mother dear?" I can't get the tune out of my head!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 15th September 2021 at 15:02

Come on Karen, don't be bringing Standish into this ;) , you know very well Mick is Shevvy's Tourist Correspondent and nowhere compares to Wigan's very own sleepy hamlet

Comment by: Cyril on 15th September 2021 at 15:13

Nice photo Dennis, very green or maybe a hughie green.

Maureen, I've seen your question over on Communicate, these could be suitable if you have a heat gun (or maybe a hairdryer held close might work) rather than using a soldering iron and they're also waterproof if your lights are outside. Or someone may come up with something else.


Comment by: Gary on 15th September 2021 at 15:30

Good photo Dennis.
One of my retirement quirks is to look up property prices on Rightmove - not just in the north, but all over the UK.
A few years ago I noticed the phrase "popular Village of Aspull" in estate agents' blurb and smiled inwardly. I am well aware estate agents 80 years ago would have used "popular village of Auschwitz" or something to sell their property, but this photo shows why the phrase has stuck with Aspull.
It is a different place from when I was young - people live longer now and there's more money about. I get the distinct impression it is on the way up. Fewer pubs, though!

Comment by: Mick on 15th September 2021 at 15:57

Its not about Shevy so please try not to mention it.
I was only trying to point out that because Aspull has a few fields it dosnt make it a pleasant and lovely place to live when its clogged up with traffic all day that coming from the M6 and going to the M61

Walt I did peddle my bike to Aspull and took some photos of the church you got married in, as requested by you.

Comment by: PeterP on 15th September 2021 at 15:59

I drove throug Standish then Shevvy yesterday both places left a lot to be desired traffic wise. Just after the shops and mini island there is a charity shop on the right. There was a car parked on double yellowswith its front end on the footpath and its back end in the road also the drivers door wide open,no sign of any occupants .This vehicle was blocking traffic yet the second car to go past it was a police car did he stop to find out if there was a problem did he heck as like

Comment by: David Barker on 15th September 2021 at 18:33

Nice photo Dennis, nice walk down there, a lot of Yellow Hammers about, and a small pond on your left always teaming with frogs.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 15th September 2021 at 19:19

So...if this was taken near Bill Taylor's scrapyard Dennis, then there still remains a glimmer of hope that the Ruston Bucyrus may appear on here in the not too distant future.
I was up round there the other day oddly enough, yet there never seems to be anyone about the place.
I had a clear view of her through the Heras fencing, but the place is like the blimmin' Marie Celeste.
I've been secretly hoping that the Laird of Fingerpost, AKA DTease might have pulled a few strings and gone down there with his Kodak Brownie, but well...what can one say?...one just can't seem to get the staff these days.
Now if GW had still been on the payroll....now that would have been a complete different story entirely....I 'suspect'.
I'm currently cooking chips on my AGA, but there doesn't appear to be enough lard in the pan, so you'll have to forgive me as I need to go and shake them up a bit.

Comment by: Maureen on 15th September 2021 at 19:24

Cyril,thank your for your comment,they aren't electric only solar,but they're very pretty and still glow on a normal Winter night...as I said they aren't expensive at all but my Son took a lot of time winding them around the wire that my hubby had put up..plus my lad does a lot of night work in a care home for the mentally ill and it's all bed and work for him...but lovely Tom plumb is coming to sort it out..he's a gem.

Comment by: irene roberts on 15th September 2021 at 21:02

Maureen, I think Tom Plumb used to work with Peter in a butcher's shop man years ago, xxx

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 15th September 2021 at 21:56

Yes Mick and I thanked you back then, I have also made favourable comments of your contributions, you can't let yourself make any comments other than ones unfavourable, dressed up as your opinion. Regarding the junction, by design it means traffic can negotiate much faster, move the cenotaph could only result in a smaller roundabout. Sadly as you say it is a very busy junction but no different to anywhere else in the UK .

Comment by: Cyril on 16th September 2021 at 00:13

That's good of him Maureen, only don't let him do to them what he did to his multi-meter.

I can imagine your son would be absolutely worn out after his shift, there's no let up in care homes with the attention buzzer going non-stop.

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