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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 20th February, 2022)

Fingerpost, Aspull

Fingerpost, Aspull
The new Health and Well-being Centre under way.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Mick on 20th February 2022 at 07:38

The Tory government said they will built us new hospitals and health centres and they are, well done Boris.

Comment by: Gary on 20th February 2022 at 08:53

I can remember when the doctor's surgery was by an old barn, left hand side, going up Haigh Road. In the sixties it was a flat roofed affair near the Labour Club - Dr Peter Cooke in the old and new surgery, drove a maroon Jaguar, with Mrs Cooke in the dispensary. Dr Haworth was in the new surgery too.
"Well-being" - any phrases associated with Meghan and Harriet in millionaire pads in California are at the very least questionable. Its use now seems to be a cover for not being able to get appointments.

Comment by: Poet on 20th February 2022 at 09:50

I don't think that chap is going to win this year's Stakhanovite award Dennis.
Should be up and ready in about 2030 . I like these pictures that sort of reveal what's going on , or not , behind closed fences .
By the way did you get any flying milk churns during storm Eunice ?
P.S. , a message for Edna on pad 17/ 2

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 20th February 2022 at 11:24

No milk churns Poet, but I did see a couple of cows flying over at one stage of the storm. They were moo-ving very fast!

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2022 at 12:04

Very pleased for Aspull residents. Every village /town needs a Health Centre. Saves going into the next town.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th February 2022 at 12:34

I hope the new building will be built sympathetically to blend in with its surroundings. Many new houses being built at the moment seem to be harking back to traditional designs rather than the 1960s/70s styles. and look so nice. Still, I suppose a surgery just needs to be practical. Do you all remember when Doctors' surgeries were rather grim places, (well, Dr. Hyde's in Ince certainly was!), with narrow, uncomfortable forms around the walls, a single central light-bulb, and a "gas-miser" fire with half the elements missing, (you got more heat from the gas-lamp outside!). You just walked in and took note of who was in front of you and waited your turn, and everyone spoke in whispers!

Comment by: Edna on 20th February 2022 at 13:42

Very nice Dennis, keeping us up too date. I saw this last week, when I went to my sons.

Comment by: Edna on 20th February 2022 at 13:44

PS, thank you poet for message.

Comment by: Edna on 20th February 2022 at 13:50

Poet, I think it's Winter Sunlight.Thank you.

Comment by: Mick on 20th February 2022 at 14:12

Irene it will be with modern comfortable seating, warm and full of light, with easy access for all, just like we have were I live.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2022 at 14:48

The only brightness in Dr Johnson's Surgery was Mrs Lunn with her lovely clothes and shoes. It was like walking in a cloggers. Sorry if this is a repeat - trouble with freezing ipad on this site!

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th February 2022 at 15:00

Of course I'm sure they have champagne on tap and copies of The Tatler in the Shangri-La Surgery, and a bidet in the petty!

Comment by: James Hanson on 20th February 2022 at 15:04

...... Second Attempt ......

Mick, this development is nothing to do with the Tory party or Boris.
It's a private development by a Yorkshire based company called One Medical.

Comment by: Pw on 20th February 2022 at 16:57

Irene,you could not have described our doctors surgery in Market St Hindley any better.

Comment by: wigginlad on 20th February 2022 at 17:04

Mick, Aspull has a warm comfortable place to sit and reflect, its called "Moorgate Inn " much preferred than a doctors surgery and you can stay as long as you like.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 20th February 2022 at 17:33

The one in Standish is rather nice too. Only critique, limited parking. But that's Standish in general I'm afraid.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th February 2022 at 17:55

pw....my husband says was that Dr. Holme's Surgery in Hindley?

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2022 at 17:58

I bet they only have Harley St Consultants in Shangri La Surgery Irene.

Comment by: DTease on 20th February 2022 at 18:51

Thing is, is this Mick one from Shangri-La? Or is it Mick two, the one who can spell?. Or is Mick two impersonating Mick one? If Mick one is the real Mick then how come he can spell as good as Mick two?
Or, could it be that Mick one and Mick two are both mimicking the real Mick and the real Mick isn’t really here? And, what’s more who the ‘eck was Frank?
My heads hurting now,
I’m trying to keep at least one big toe in contact with the real World but I’m finding myself slipping away with the fairies to a far of Planet called Senility. Senility is a wonderful place where the sun shines all day long, the birds sing and the blossom never falls off the cherry trees. We sit in our plastic chairs under the trees and grin at each other until the Horlicks comes round at bedtime and then we zimmer frame our way to bed.
All are welcome to Senility, so feel free to join us. Just let me know when you want to come and I will save you a seat under the Cherry tree.
Night, night all.

Comment by: Pw on 20th February 2022 at 19:07

Irene,the doctor we used to see was Dr Bakker or Bekker,I think he was German.The surgery was just up from the Fingers pub and had stained glass windows,this was in the 50s.I do remember Dr Holmes and think his daughter was also a doctor.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th February 2022 at 19:36

On my way to join you at Senility, Dtease, but may I have a glass of wine, (or twelve),instead of the Horlicks please? And I'll have Frank's as well if he's teetotal. Cheers, me dears! (Hic!).

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th February 2022 at 19:37

Thankyou pw, for your reply. Peter recalls a Dr Dittman too.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 20th February 2022 at 19:57

I can remember the doctor's surgery at the corner of Ince Green Lane/George Street,with posters all round the waiting room promoting vaccination against diseases around then: smallpox,diphtheria,polio.Our doctor was Polish, Dr.Czerniak,he was really good.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2022 at 19:58

Dtease don't my stomach is aching laughing! I think the second Mick is Mick's imaginary playmate, who he blames when he knows he's said something naughty.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th February 2022 at 20:35

It's no wonder my iPad freezes on this site! I have just seen advert pouring tomato ketchup in a car engine! Even the adverts are going senile.

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th February 2022 at 21:12

Elizabeth, that's the very waiting room I described. There was a little "window" where you spoke to the receptionist, a Mrs. Thorpe. I remember Dr. Szczesniak. He was indeed a very good doctor and I could always spell his name because...wait for it....I sat on the wall in front of the surgery and memorised it! .....I was about 8 years old and can still spell it after almost 62 years!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 20th February 2022 at 21:55

Hello Irene,you've done better than me,I omitted the first Sz ! Yes,I can remember the benches,where you moved up until it was your turn,and the little window of the Reception.x

Comment by: Pw on 21st February 2022 at 15:32

Irene,your mention of a doctors plaque reminded me that the one in Market street was Dr Bullough on a brass plaque.I am pretty sure Dr Holmes surgery was about four hundred yards down Liverpool Rd from the Bird on the left hand side,he drove a Citreon car.The surgery moved I think to Platt Bridge near The Railway pub.

Comment by: Kim on 21st February 2022 at 17:44

Dr.Holmes surgery(both himself and his wife were GP's,also I think 2 of their daughters,) was where Dr.Dittman's surgery was in Market Street.Dr.Baeker was there before as well.Dr.Chadwick's and Dr.Heald's surgery was at Liverpool Road Health Centre after moving from Atherton Road.

Comment by: Pw on 26th February 2022 at 16:35

I remember Dr Chadwick,used to go pinching apples from round the back of the surgery.I also remember a Dr O'Brian.Kim did Dr Holmes have silver grey hair.

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