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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 12th February, 2022)

Magneteers


Magneteers
Magneteers meet up in Ince.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: DTease on 12th February 2022 at 08:11

They don’t look very “Attractive” to me! Do they come from the North Pole or the South Pole Mick? Is it your Magnetism that attracts them Mick? Shouldn’t they be up in Shangri-La Shevington with a horse and cart shouting “Rag b-o-ne”? At least they’re next door to the Scrap Yard so they can weigh their catch in straight away!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 12th February 2022 at 08:18

Are they doing a civic duty & clearing rubbish out of the canal or looking for lost treasure ? It seems a harmless was to pass the time.

Comment by: PeterP on 12th February 2022 at 08:42

Must of got plenty of supermarket trolleys and nicked motorbikes. I believe they contact the scrap men to take away any metal they pull out of the canal.

Comment by: Anne on 12th February 2022 at 09:48

It takes all sorts to enjoy a day out. Nowhere near Ince Mick! Chapel lane Poolstock area.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 12th February 2022 at 11:43

It is quite near Ince - but definitely within the Wigan Boundary. The boundary used to follow the line of the Clarington Brook - crossing Warrington Road/Lane at Boundary Street, then swerving South and crossing the line of the Canal, before heading West through the site of Westwood Power Station, and re-crossing the Leigh Branch of the Canal to join with Poolstock Brook at Poolstock Bridge, before heading South again through what are now the flashes, to eventually join the various tributaries of the Glaze - hence to the Mersey. The coming of the Canal led to the diversion of the Clarington Brook Northwards to spill into the Douglas - and then back into the Canal just opposite this junction - so some of its waters went down Poolstock Locks and into the Glaze catchment... and some went down Wigan Locks into the Douglas catchment.
The Clarington formed the legal boundary between both Ince UDC and Wigan BC, and St Mary's Ince and St James Poolstock. The Church remade the boundary 20 or so years ago - making the Canal the boundary. At this point, then, the area to the left of the Canal moved from being in St James' Parish to being in St Mary's Parish... so, ecclesiastically, you can see a bit of Ince, and a bit of Wigan in this shot - but all the action is in Wigan.

Comment by: Mick on 12th February 2022 at 13:26

Sorry about the location being wrong, but I don't live anywhere near their so please forgive my mistake.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th February 2022 at 14:36

George and Jim would have known straight away. They may be out map trekking in the Outer Hebrides - some of the coastline may have dropped off into the sea. ... or another Isle has just been discovered. They would have been onto this before it was even posted! They are very knowledgeable about these things.

Comment by: Rainy on 12th February 2022 at 16:44

Any cleaning of the waters has to be positive . Shame they don’t get those sitting in HM hotels , doing nowt but deal drugs between themselves or planning their next mission , to do it . That though would no doubt breach their civil rights in this politically correct nonsense world !

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th February 2022 at 18:12

Veronica, My daughter lives in the Outer Hebrides.... I have told her to pretend she's not in if George and Jim call!

Comment by: Joan on 12th February 2022 at 18:45

Reminds me of kebbing for coal down Crook

Comment by: Veronica on 12th February 2022 at 20:20

That made me laugh Irene. They'll have to batten down the hatches because they are persistent and there's not a lot of shops for buying any pies. If she's anything like me she'll shout through the letter box
" What do you want?" "Be off with you!"

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 12th February 2022 at 23:31

I did make a comment regarding the recent passing of the owner of the building in the background, Arthur Bithell, but it wasn't posted. It was his funeral on Thursday.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th February 2022 at 08:49

It could be you didn't put the correct code in George ...I've done that sometimes..

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 13th February 2022 at 22:07

I don't ever have to put any code in, Veronica, just type it out and click on submit. I think certain 'admins' just don't agree with some posts, so decide not to publish them.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th February 2022 at 08:01

I didn't know you could do that - that's new to me George..!
( I just tried that - it came back with the usual red letters
" please enter verification code"!

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