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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 24th October, 2021)


Just what we need! A drive-in Butchers.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 24th October 2021 at 08:37

Isn't that butchers in Pemberton? I'm sure we passed it once in the car. I like the jolly butcher figure.

Comment by: Mick on 24th October 2021 at 09:09

Yes Irene its in Pemberton, did you ever work in the chemist Pem.?
The posh car driver is parked illegally on a foot and cycle path, and he is facing the wrong way, but the driver will think its OK because he will only be their a few minutes.
Its illegal to park like this in New Zealand Road there highway code says that you must not park or stop your vehicle on the right-hand side of the road, except in a one-way street.
The reason being is to get in that position, you will have to drive for a short distance against the flow of the traffic and when you want to pull away you wont have a clear view of other motorist and if its at night your headlights will be dazzling the on coming traffic, this kind of parking is common amongst taxi drivers.

Comment by: Dick Dastardly on 24th October 2021 at 09:28

Shame the butcher figure isn't a traffic warden . Lazy burger . He's obviously driven right across the road to park on the pavement .

Comment by: captain clod on 24th October 2021 at 09:32

if there are double yellows on the road, it means park on the pavement, it happens everywhere.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2021 at 09:57

The signage isn't enough! Let's draw them in with a jolly old butcher with a red striped apron and a droopy moustache and straw hat! If that doesn't do the trick- I'll eat mi straw hat!!!

Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2021 at 10:15

Cheekily the "lazy burger" is fully on the pavement ! Not on the road... any excuse will do ...."wife's pregnant she wants a pickled sausage!"

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th October 2021 at 10:26

No, Mick. I never worked in the chemists in Pem. I worked in a chemists in Ashton when I left school then moved to a shop they opened in Standish after a year. I don't know Pem at all really except for passing through and the fact that we used to board our much-missed dogs at Duke's Barn Kennels.

Comment by: Barrie. on 24th October 2021 at 10:37

My cure for parking like that in our road is to ask the driver to park on the road or I get my wife's wheelchair from the car and see if we could get by but the vehicle may get scratched. They usually reposition. A couple of years ago we had new folk buy the house adjoining us, their relatives came to visit with their brand new BMW's, Mercs and "Chelsea tractors" when I requested them to park on the road by our house their excuse-I've not bought an expensive vehicle for some passing vehicle to scrape it. So I said OK I'll try the wheelchair to see if I can wheel it past your car on the pavement but I have right of way. They soon moved the vehicles off the pavement. By the way, it's nice to see family butchers still trading on the high street.

Comment by: TerryW on 24th October 2021 at 11:31

For gods sake, Mick, give it a rest, if people can't get past then they will have to go in the road.

Comment by: Anne on 24th October 2021 at 11:43

Why is the car’s registration number blanked out?Surely it is parked in a public place, anyone can see the number on passing.

Comment by: Mick on 24th October 2021 at 12:09

Thats what I was thinking Ann

Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2021 at 13:02

I agree Barry manys the time I have tried to pass a car on the pavement with a grandchild in the pram. Reverting to walking in the road shouldn't be the answer, a pram can also scratch the car. It does happen a lot..

Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2021 at 13:12

Looks like Dennis is taking no chances by blocking the number plate out.....just in case, seems to me...

Comment by: orrellite on 24th October 2021 at 14:17

At least three offences.
Having driven on a footpath
Parking on a combined footpath / cycle track
Parking on a footpath where waiting and loading restrictions apply
No doubt the LA/police/parking agents will take the appropriate action.

Comment by: Mick on 24th October 2021 at 14:41

The number plate should have been shown, then if its seen doing it again by a WW PAD viewer, they could tell the driver off.

Comment by: John G on 24th October 2021 at 15:48

W W can’t show the number plate due to data protection act. Believe or not the plonker in the car could take them to court.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2021 at 16:38

Some "lazy burgers' even leave a car door open, another obstacle to walk past, why they do that only God knows! It would serve 'em right if you shut the door with the key in the ignition! They meanwhile busily empty the boot. They might say cheerily if they notice you ...
" sorry Luv" and whip round to close it. Others will ignore you walking round into the road. Depending how rough they are, or how old you are, at risk of a mouthful or even a black eye if you dare to protest! At my age I either give in gracefully or stare them out! Luckily I am quite nifty on my feet.

Comment by: Cyril on 24th October 2021 at 16:48

You can see the driver through the windscreen sat at the wheel, so if the photo was to be enlarged anyone in the know would recognise him.

Isn't part of the pavement along there also the cycle path that runs down Ormskirk Road?

Comment by: John G on 24th October 2021 at 17:21

Veronica: I bet you can give as much as you get, float like a butterfly + sting like a bee.
A size six female loafers can hurt with a well aimed kick in the particulars.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2021 at 18:32

About 25 years ago I did once stand up (or should I say sit down) to a big ugly German on a boat in the Med who tried to haul me off a
sunbed, just because he had put a towel on it! He didn't succeed. But I ended up sunburnt because I wouldn't move! Another chap said it wasn't worth dying for but I ignored him and carried on - just like in the war. John! ;~)). Actually I think he enjoyed the incident!

Comment by: annemarie on 24th October 2021 at 19:39

To Terry W mothers with prams people in wheel chairs have to go in the road so the poor car drivers can use the pavement you are so full of the milk of human kindness I dont think

Comment by: John G on 24th October 2021 at 22:06

Veronica: I can just imagine the scene, the German guy swearing at the top of his voice! You swine ‘ un’t English Woman, we have vays and means of getting you off mine bed.
And you holding your ground, sorry old boy, you will have to say pretty please before I surrender. I am not just an English Woman, I’am from Wigan than-knows, we don’t give in ‘not one bit’.

Comment by: Garry on 24th October 2021 at 22:16

No respect!

Comment by: Veronica on 24th October 2021 at 23:36

Too true John G.
And me sun hat flew off overboard during the skirmish!

Comment by: DTease on 25th October 2021 at 00:15

You should have thrown him overboard after it Veronica.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th October 2021 at 09:39

I was just glad to stake my claim Dt. I had two cowering friends with me and one had already been dragged off her sunbed. No smart phones then to record the happening... even the Captain took one look and left us to it.. it was a day trip on a boat with horrible Turkish music ringing in our ears. (We saw some lovely dolphins though! )
We can laugh about it now but it wasn't very nice. How very dare they put towels on sun beds the night before and turn up on the last minute keeping everybody waiting! The first and last trip to Turkey - I have never been back! Probably wouldn't get back in the country. Brits abroad eh! ;~))

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