Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 15th February, 2022)
Lovely pic Dennis,thanks.
Refreshing to look at - clean and wholesome and nothing grotty in sight.
Great photo Dennis, I remember the bridge over the canal but how things have changed.
A bit to clean looking now, after the Canal and River trust men whitewashed the bridge walls, imagine if all the walls in the Lakes and the Yorkshire got whitewashed.
Dennis: That looks like a nice clean area the estate behind looks tidy, a bit OTT with the white washing on the bridge, nice photo Dennis.
How can such a small area be compared to the Yorkshire Dales? It's a very attractive way of smartening up cement rendered walls....
Lovely view. I haven't been out for ages but could just fancy a walk down there. My first post seems to have been missed off so apologies if it appears later.
My father was born at Nr 70 Withington lane not there anymore his oldest sister lived in house untill about 1953ish it was then pulled down but the other end of the row are still standing
The top of this bridge has been whitewashed for many years - earlier pics in the Wigan Archives show alternate blocks in white. They're for the benefit of lorry drivers mainly - but the abutments are also whitewashed to help boaters working through in poor light. The outside blocks of the arches were also often painted white - and the block above the centre of the channel is usually marked even if the arch isn't - all to help barge crews get around safely. Similarly, lock gear is painted white for the same reason - there's nothing new about health & safety....
Its the next bridge down that all the lorry's go over and thats not been whitewashed and nobody's whitewashed the scenic Parbold and Gathurst hump back bridges and they have humpier humps and a lot more lorry's going over them both.
Hope you get well soon Irene.
Nice one Dennis, walked up here a lot in our courting day's.Lovely memories.
Lovely pic Dennis,thanks,I have a soft spot for New Springs/ Top Lock area as my relatives used to live here.A regular walk for me.
I'll admit it's not usual for the parapets to be whitewashed - but this one appears to have been over many years. It might be because it's next to the keeper's cottage - something to brighten up his surroundings, maybe.
Thankyou Mick. I'll have to visit Withington Lane, perhaps with the Spring. It looks lovely.
The Top Lock Inn pub demolished in the mid 1970s, stood where those trees are now.
Over many years ? Now that’s a court in task ! I loved Tony Hart , a genius to me or ask ,
what would he make of this ,
a whitewash boring dish?
I think to children’s mind ,
We can at least remind , a whitewash is a blue ,
a butterfly is true ,
and if see another ...a whitewash , can be to..