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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 13th May, 2022)

Bronze Statue


Bronze Statue
Bull Dog Tools site, Manchester Road, Higher Ince.

Photo: Tom Walsh  (iPhone)
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Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 13th May 2022 at 00:14

As I was taking this snap , an elderly couple going past said they call it ' The Colossus of Ince ' !

Comment by: Anne on 13th May 2022 at 08:01

Michaelangelo's David it ain't !

Comment by: Veronica on 13th May 2022 at 08:43

Good Photo Tom - I have to say it looks out of place though near the main road. It’s a bit garish to say the least….

Comment by: freddie on 13th May 2022 at 08:51

did they need planning permission for that

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th May 2022 at 08:52

We saw this statue recently when passing through Ince. I was born in Ince in 1952 and grew up there through the 1950s and 1960s, and even in the "permissive" sixties I think this would have caused quite a furore in Ince! It would have been something to be seen inside a museum in Manchester, not out on the street. I can just imagine our neighbours saying to my Mam, "Ee, Tizzie, 'ave yer seen yon mon o'er t'bridge?!" How times have changed!

Comment by: Pat McC on 13th May 2022 at 09:00

Beautiful statue but would be better-placed than in front of a garage forecourt.

Comment by: Anne on 13th May 2022 at 09:13

Not me, nor was yesterday’s comment.

Comment by: Jembo on 13th May 2022 at 09:17

This used to be outside Titan Flooring in Landgate.

Comment by: Gary on 13th May 2022 at 10:25

Has a passing resemblance to a younger Frankie Howerd.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th May 2022 at 11:22

I put a comment on at 8.30 this morning. Disappointed that it hasn't been added.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th May 2022 at 11:24

My apologies...my comment HAS gone on. I thought it had been omitted. Sorry, Admin. My mistake.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th May 2022 at 11:41

Looks like summat out of ‘Goldfinger’……
Imagine what the ‘old timers’ would have said who used to work there over the years.

Comment by: John G on 13th May 2022 at 12:36

I bet the lads who used to work there have had a good laugh, what’s wrong with a loose boiler suit or a pair of jeans, can you imagine closing your eyes when the hammer came down.(Talk about tears)
Gary titter ye not neigh, naughty.

Comment by: Abram Alice on 13th May 2022 at 13:10

Reminds me of my late husband, he used to be a bodybuilder and he had curly hair like the statue because he was an half caste, part Welsh and part Jamaican.

Comment by: Dave on 13th May 2022 at 15:58

Is he named after a Greek God? If so , which one please.
Ponos was the Greek God of hard labour and toil , so being near Bulldog Tools ...
The only Greek God who was known to be ugly was Zeus’s son Hephaestus, so if you think this is ugly , he’s your chap or God .

Comment by: Veronica on 13th May 2022 at 16:19

I just hope we don’t get a cold snap that could do some damage to his extremities. There’s nothing worse than frost bite on the fingers and toes.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 13th May 2022 at 17:31

I've read somewhere? it was made to promote the film GLADIATOR.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th May 2022 at 20:07

Dave, I was named after a Greek Goddess! Irene, (pronounced Ireenee) was the Greek Goddess of Peace. My teachers at Hindley Grammar School always called me Ireenee, but you only ever got it pronounced "Ireen" in Ince!

Comment by: Dave on 14th May 2022 at 15:28

Yes Irene , Goddess Eirene, who as you say was the Goddess of Peace . She was also the Goddess of Spring .
She was the daughter of Zeus and had two sisters , Eunomia who was the Goddess of Good Order , and Dike who was the Goddess of Justice . I don’t know what your star sign is Irene , but it would work perfectly for someone who was Libra , as this would bring great harmony . The other Greek Goddess for Peace and Justice , believe it not , was Goddess Harmonia .Enjoy the sunshine if it is shining your end .

Comment by: DTease on 18th July 2022 at 08:13

He’ll catch his death going about like that in Wigan’s climate!
What he needs is a flat cap to cover his “ personality “.

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