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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 23rd February, 2022)

Sold Up and heading South


Sold Up and heading South
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,440

Comment by: Anne on 23rd February 2022 at 07:29

Ready to leave. I believe there will be no more piccys of the Wigan area from you when your move is complete.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd February 2022 at 07:30

It would be nice to have had a bit more explanation about this. A man with a suitcase beside a sold sign means nothing really.

Comment by: Gary on 23rd February 2022 at 08:21

South?
Warrington??

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd February 2022 at 08:26

Who is this gentleman and what area? I'm puzzled by this photo.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd February 2022 at 08:59

It would seem Shangri La is not all it's cracked up to be after all ! What will the Parish Council do now I wonder...

Comment by: DTease on 23rd February 2022 at 09:18

So, you’re going down market then Mick? Have you given your new neighbours fair warning that you are coming?

Comment by: Mick on 23rd February 2022 at 09:43

Irene it is I.
Anne, I still have a few Wigan photos that I can send in to Pads, but who knows I might be able squeeze some on of my new location.
I did manage to get a few on before, one was a photo of Wigan Street, in Wellington New Zealand
And I had one of a computer screen showing the Wiganworld website with the runway at Changi airport in the back ground and another was of the Singapore city skyline with a hot air balloon and again with a computer screen showing the Wiganworld web site.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd February 2022 at 10:13

Well, what a surprise! We may have had one or two "ups and downs" on photo-a-day through the years but I wish you all the best.

Comment by: Aubrey on 23rd February 2022 at 10:14

Good luck Mick, thanks for your contributions.

Comment by: Walt ( nth yorks ) on 23rd February 2022 at 10:33

Mick, just wondered, are you taking your bike ? I may be interested.

Comment by: DTease on 23rd February 2022 at 11:06

Looks like I’ll have to find a new villain to joust with if you’re going!
All joking aside, I wish you well in your new location.
All the best Mick.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd February 2022 at 11:16

I believe the Changi Runway was built by the slave labour of POW's during the war. (Unless it's been re- built) ...

Comment by: TerryW on 23rd February 2022 at 11:36

But why, Mick, have you not explained about this chap/picture?

Comment by: Tony L on 23rd February 2022 at 12:01

That'll boost property prices in the Shevington area.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 23rd February 2022 at 12:02

Mick it will be like the sun setting over Shevington if you leave our village, thanks for you generosity and contributions to the village life over the many years.
Maybe the local life booklets that will do a write up about you.
Is it true that you was born in the old blacksmith stables on Church lane.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 23rd February 2022 at 12:10

Off to Lower Ground Mick ? , joking aside, all the best with your move. I'll miss seeing you around Wigan on your trusty steed

Comment by: Anne on 23rd February 2022 at 12:44

Mick, I have known about your move for months. It was an odd way of getting to know…. a friend of a friend of a friend mentioned your house was for sale. The Deep South I believe your moving to, twill be a big change, all the best.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd February 2022 at 13:14

Always liked you photos of around Wigan Mick and will miss them.Good Luck.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 23rd February 2022 at 13:51

Mick I hope you will still look at WW & PAD, it would be nice to still have you with us even though you may be elsewhere....lots of us are 'elsewhere' anyway !
All the best.

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd February 2022 at 14:00

Typical, he's moaned at Wigan council about wanting cycle paths for years, and now that the town's roads are in a right mess with the building of them - he's leaving.

Moving to Corned Beef City - perhaps - https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/insight/insight/becontree-the-100-year-old-estate-72383

Comment by: John G on 23rd February 2022 at 14:28

Well Mick, you could knock me over with a rubber hose, you are an institution in Shevington, I bet the parish council are devastated.
Anne saying your going South, is this just round the corner.
Mick no matter where you go I wish you all the very best.

Comment by: Roy on 23rd February 2022 at 16:11

I knew it was Mick and his house in C W Ave, Shevvy, but didn't want to much, i thought i'd leave it up to him. All the very best Mick wherever you set you're stall, long gone are your oil rig days.

Comment by: Roy on 23rd February 2022 at 17:12

' but didn't want to SAY much' !!! That should have read.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd February 2022 at 18:37

Heading down to London, because Ive done anything worth doing up here.
Londons got super cycle lanes, and many free attractions to have a look at, and if your a pensioners you get a freedom pass that can be used on trains, buses, tube and the riverboat service.

Comment by: Alan on 23rd February 2022 at 18:44

Bye!

Comment by: Mick on 23rd February 2022 at 20:59

It will be a new start for me, I've even got a new job in B & Q down there showing customers where the screws and light bulbs are. I'll put the word out for Wigan though and promote our town I'll send as many photos as time allows.

Comment by: DTease on 23rd February 2022 at 22:26

I like your ‘Jeremy Corbyn’ hat Mick. (Just a little parting shot, it’s become a habit).

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th February 2022 at 07:24

You are moving the wrong way Mick....London & the SE ?
Best of luck !

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 24th February 2022 at 09:41

Very best wishes , you'll be missed , I sure when you visit Wigan you'll take photographs and send them over time . Good Luck ,Tom.

Comment by: Methinks on 24th February 2022 at 20:33

Good luck and all the best Mick. Although I have not contributed much myself to Wigan World, but alway enjoyed your pics and controversial comments though. Cheers

Comment by: Kyle Lime on 25th February 2022 at 00:15

Here I am again Kyle Lime with Through Th'esshole and this week we are in another Wigan district and saying who lives in a house like this?

https://housesforsaletorent.co.uk/property/for-sale/4-bedroom-detached-house-for-sale-in-calicowood-avenue-shevington-wn6/1445919/

Comment by: Mr T on 20th March 2022 at 16:29

I enjoyed your pics and vids Mick, so long mate and keep us up to date with your goings on in 'the big smoke'. Take care

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