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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 26th February, 2022)

The Tree


The Tree
Outside the Christopher Home. This is for peace and hope, just like the flag on Wigan Infirmary.

Photo: Edna Halliday  (HUAWEI)
Views: 2,103

Comment by: Mick on 26th February 2022 at 07:53

It brightens the car park up a bit I suppose, but wouldn't it have been better if they had strung the lights from the top of the tree.

They would have done if it was in London.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th February 2022 at 08:46

A great shot Edna..thank you.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 26th February 2022 at 09:03

Lovely colourful shot Edna,well done.These sentiments so relevant with all that's going on in Ukraine.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 26th February 2022 at 10:10

Nice one, Edna.

Comment by: Sue on 26th February 2022 at 10:46

Nice photo, what is the Christopher Home used for these days ? I did a stint there back in ‘76 as a cadet nurse when it was a mix of eye patients and PPs. Good days

Comment by: James Hanson on 26th February 2022 at 11:05

From NHS University Hospitals website .........

- What does the 'NHS Rainbow Badge' mean? -

"It is correct that the NHS Rainbow has been prominent in the covid response, but the true roots of the NHS Rainbow lie symbolically as a sign of safety for staff and patients who identify as LGBT+.

The popular badge concept was originally created by Evelina London Children’s Hospitals who recognised there were health inequalities for their LBGT+ patients, who felt unable to be open with their health providers."

Comment by: Roy on 26th February 2022 at 11:56

Ha ha, nice one Mick, Shangri - La London now is it ? Where in London are you going to ?

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

Nice one Edna. I suppose some folk would think they had forgotten to take the Christmas lights down.
ROY I was waiting for the first London is 'better' comment!

Comment by: DTease on 26th February 2022 at 12:31

I get it now! The best place in the world is where Mick is! I should have known.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th February 2022 at 12:47

Veronica,,it didn't take long did it. lol.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th February 2022 at 12:49

Roy you have it in one.

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th February 2022 at 12:55

Lovely photo of the tree,. As far as our friend Mick is concerned, as the French would say, "plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose"....".the more things change, the more they stay the same", and London will be the next Shangri-La, I'm sure! But I hope he will be as happy in London as my London-born daughter-in-law and my London-born friend are in Wigan! More to the point, what will those unsuspecting Londoners make of Mick?!

Comment by: Syd Smith on 26th February 2022 at 13:26

Irene, Mick only said the lights could have been strung up better, and I must say I agree with him.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th February 2022 at 14:06

Ooooh La La London! - me I'd prefer the Costalotwolds

Comment by: Poet on 26th February 2022 at 14:24

I suppose if Mick ever feels homesick for Shevy he could always go and sit by the M25 .

Comment by: irene roberts on 26th February 2022 at 14:42

I know that Syd, and I can see his point of view, and yours. It's the "They would have done if it was in London" that I was referring to. He used to say the same things about Shevy. I realise Mick has said it tongue-in-cheek and on purpose, and it made me laugh, to be honest. He knew full well what our reaction would be! We will probably get a lot of "they wouldn't do this in London" comments from him now! I think it's just his humour. And when I said I hope he will be happy I meant it.

Comment by: TerryW on 26th February 2022 at 14:48

Nice picture Edna, Mick, give a rest, will you.

Comment by: John G on 26th February 2022 at 15:32

Hey up we will have to rename Mick, two ton Ted from Eddington.
Didn’t Ernie the fastest milk cart in the west come from there.
All them females scantily clad will be running after you Mick.

Comment by: Rubyshoes on 26th February 2022 at 15:36

Nice photo, Edna.
To answer you question Sue. Part of the Christopher is now used as a G. P.
service for people who have less serious illnesses and accidents than those needing A&E attention. I think it's been bred out of the pandemic when people couldn't access their own G. P.

Comment by: Rubyshoes on 26th February 2022 at 15:48

I think Mick may well be leading people down a blind alley with his reference to London. He's not the kind to give too much info out on the net.
On the other hand........

Comment by: Alan on 26th February 2022 at 16:21

Another P.A.D spoiled with his name plastered everywhere.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th February 2022 at 16:44

I had my tonsils out there in the late fifties.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 26th February 2022 at 17:02

London is a place I wouldn't like to live in. But, northerners, especially Wiganers, refer to anywhere as being 'in London' if it's within a 40 mile radius of the place. Mick is welcome to it.

Comment by: John G on 26th February 2022 at 18:40

Maureen: I’ve not got em.

Comment by: Mick on 26th February 2022 at 18:48

Alan you are correct in stating, Another P.A.D spoiled with his name plastered everywhere.
When will they ever stop

Comment by: Veronica on 26th February 2022 at 19:25

We live and learn Alan - it's time we stopped falling for it.

Comment by: Maureen on 26th February 2022 at 19:38

John G..well I had them one minute then when I woke up they'd gone.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 26th February 2022 at 20:21

So Mick has chosen to move away from the Wigan area has he?.....Well fair play to the bloke I say.
I'm informed that he's set to relocate somewhere within the metropolis....allegedly.Well that wouldn't have been my first choice if I'm being honest.....I reckon if you're planning on going south, then do it proper.
Narbonne for instance may well have been a far better option in my view,....or Beziers even.
Still, with regard to leaving Wigan, who can blame the chap.

Let's face facts eh?, this place is an absolute dump. I've heard it said so many times on this site that I've stopped counting, although the majority of people tend not to use the same words to describe the place that I do.

So.....there we have it,....Wigan may well have been a decent place to live in the 50s and 60s, but we've moved on a bit since then, and many people's opinions of Wigan appear to be based on memories of playing in the streets, not locking their front doors, going to Silcock's fair on the market square, and getting Donkey brands off the rag and bone man.
But things have moved on a tad since those days.

O.k., Wigan may still have the edge over Toxteth or Collyhurst,....but then,...so does Beirut.

I do believe that the time to remove the blindfold is long overdue folks. Wigan has been mis-managed and buggered up over many years now, and there doesn't appear to be any let-up on the horizon in my view, sad to relate.

So, many thanks for persevering with this heartfelt diatribe.......
......And all the best Mick..., and good luck down in the smoke mate.
Oh!...and before anyone suggests that I should bugger off and live next to Mick, I'd just like to say that given the wherewithal, I'd be off like the proverbial rat up the proverbial drainpipe.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Edna on 26th February 2022 at 22:00

Only just seen all the comments, been busy today..I was at Wigan Infirmary for a scan, and I walked to the Christopher Home exit,as I was waiting for a lift, I was stood facing the tree, and thought of pad.

Comment by: Edna on 26th February 2022 at 22:07

PS..Just got an update Elizabeth, on the news in Ukraine.Its heartbreaking to watch.We should be counting our blessings.xx

Comment by: Veronica on 26th February 2022 at 23:18

"When will they stop". When the bragging, boasting and insulting Council house residents stops! Obviously..

Comment by: DTease on 27th February 2022 at 01:09

The rot set in when the wimmin stopped donkey stonin’ their flags Ozy.
I reckon they loved it moor than ironing t’ weshin’.
Weshin’, ironing’ un donkey stonin’ their doorstep, I wouldn’t like ter guess which they liked best!

Comment by: Veronica on 27th February 2022 at 11:19

Both of you have hit the proverbial nail on the head... I love "weshing" but hate ironing...

Comment by: TerryW on 27th February 2022 at 11:20

Nice picture Edna, Mick, give a rest, will you.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 27th February 2022 at 18:35

I gave up with ironing years ago Veebs, when it became evident that there were more creases in my clobber after I'd ironed them than there were before I'd started.
I've pretty much given up on " weshin " 'em an all.
My modus operandi these days being to wear my gear until it begins to disintegrate, then chuck it into the AGA..., .....saves a fortune in leccy.

Errr!........Have I mentioned my AGA previously ?.....

Comment by: DTease on 27th February 2022 at 22:38

Ozy, will there not be some sort of law against burning your decrepit, unwashed undercrackers in the Aga?
The effect on the ozone layer doesn’t bare thinking about, not to mention the effect on your Army Stew bubbling away atop the said Aga!
Would it not be more humane all round to just put them outside the Anderson Shelter and let them crawl away of their own volition to some lonely spot where they could meet a fitting end? After all, that’s what the Indians do in them John Wayne films.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th February 2022 at 23:20

Answered your comment on the Bet Lynch duck Ozy. Drat !

Comment by: Veronica on 27th February 2022 at 23:48

Or he could just go commando Dtease and wear a kilt.. that would save some 'weshing' ... mind you there's the pleats to press....

Comment by: Elizabeth on 28th February 2022 at 14:43

hanks Edna, you are so right, we have so much to be thankful for. Good luck for your scan., x

Comment by: Edna on 1st March 2022 at 13:33

Thank you Elizabeth, It's just one of three, I'm falling to bits.

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