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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 10th October, 2021)

Across Wigan


Across Wigan
View across Wigan from School Lane, Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (NIKON D7500)
Views: 1,646

Comment by: Angela on 10th October 2021 at 00:06

Plenty of greenery there.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 10th October 2021 at 00:09

Another good un Dennis. I bet Mick's house is hidden behind some bush or other, or it's just off camera

Comment by: Mick on 10th October 2021 at 07:22

I can see ASDA and a bit of Wales

Comment by: joe bloggs on 10th October 2021 at 09:21

Dennis I don't think that is taken from school lane Haigh across Wigan with asda in the foreground and winter hill in the background

Comment by: Alan H. on 10th October 2021 at 10:09

Joe Bloggs, that is Billinge Hiall in the background.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 10th October 2021 at 10:13

You’re looking the wrong way Joe, those are the Mountains of Wales in the background.

Comment by: Anne on 10th October 2021 at 10:32

The church just above the foreground trees looks to be Saint Marks on the A571.
A good panorama Dennis.

Comment by: Anne on 10th October 2021 at 10:36

p.s. the group of houses on the very edge of the right is where my house is although mine is just off picture.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th October 2021 at 10:52

I recognise the Welsh Mountains, I see them every day from my bedroom window. A lovely sight especially with the cloud formations above them.

Comment by: Mick on 10th October 2021 at 12:24

I see the back of Shevington blue club from my bedroom window, where they keep the bins and the empties.

Comment by: David Barker on 10th October 2021 at 12:46

Get some great sunset shots from there Dennis, excellent photo plenty to look at, a good test shot for the D7500.

Comment by: Gill on 10th October 2021 at 13:05

That's a brilliant shot Dennis, much appreciated.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th October 2021 at 13:16

Mick, can you put us all out of our misery & post a pic of your house in Shevington please ....preferably a pic without a tree, bush, bus, dustcart...in the way !

Comment by: Barrie on 10th October 2021 at 13:19

Dennis, that's a good telephoto lens you have for I think the 2 white chimneys in the distant LHS are part of the UPM paper mill on the Deeside Industrial Estate Flintshire and the mound behind them could be Moel Famau Mountain & the Clwydian Range. If you climb Moel Famau and look east you can see Winter Hill and the Wigan area

Comment by: Cyril on 10th October 2021 at 15:38

It is a wonderful scenic photo, I initially thought the chimneys were at Fiddlers Ferry, I know the cooling towers could be seen and where an iconic landmark as were the ones at Westwood, now all demolished. On frosty winter mornings it often looked as though there was a large fire burning in the distance, though it was just clouds of billowing steam rising from the eight cooling towers.

If anyone is interested in Wigan Casino 1970s and 80s, tune into TPTV next Sunday 17th October. Documentary film about Northern Soul.
Keep on Burning: The Story of Northern Soul (2012) on Sunday at 2.10pm. In 1970s, the Wigan Casino was home to a music phenomenon which became known as Northern Soul. This documentary looks back at the music and the people involved. Casino owner, Russ Winstanley and DJ Tony Blackburn are among those interviewed.

Comment by: Mick on 10th October 2021 at 16:08

Helen of Troy, not all the comments from Mick are actually being made by me.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th October 2021 at 18:50

I'd have thought the chimneys are nearer than Deeside - I think they're on the Pilkingtons' Greengates works in St Helens.

Comment by: Cyril on 10th October 2021 at 20:27

Looks like you're spot on there David. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6103815

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