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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th June, 2022)

Its Back


Its Back
It’s back, Veronica’s least favourite fountain.
All painted and polished as good as new.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,701

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 9th June 2022 at 06:57

This fountain looked cheap and nasty before it was refurbished. It now looks, if possible, even cheaper and nastier.

Comment by: Anne on 9th June 2022 at 07:08

What was wrong with it, had it been vandalised?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th June 2022 at 07:23

It does look brand spanking new indeed. Was it always that red oxide colour ?

Comment by: PeterP on 9th June 2022 at 07:48

Lets hope the feral kids don't climb all over it and damage it again

Comment by: Veronica on 9th June 2022 at 08:28

Let’s hope the numbskulls don’t get at it! I suppose it needs to be seen in the ‘flesh’ to appreciate it …. But …well…. Not to my taste really. Thanks Dennis for showing the fountain in its ( for now) pristine condition…

Comment by: DTease on 9th June 2022 at 08:44

Maybe we should have replaced it with a statue of Liar Johnson, at least the pigeons would have something to poo on!

Comment by: Linma on 9th June 2022 at 09:42

With the greatest of respect fellas I think they should have consulted Veronica before they painted it she would have done a better job.

Comment by: Jembo on 9th June 2022 at 10:22

Blame the Victorians. It's an exact replica of the original. I like it :)

Comment by: Pw on 9th June 2022 at 11:49

It looks good to me.

Comment by: Edna on 9th June 2022 at 14:11

Nice photo Dennis, could they not put hidden cameras around somewhere, to catch the vandals.But on second thoughts, People have security cameras, and are broken in, and their Still not caught.

Comment by: Jennie on 9th June 2022 at 16:28

Yes we could also have statues of 'Sir' Starmer and Rayner as well........as they are so truthful NOT.

Comment by: Joan on 9th June 2022 at 17:47

I think the colour looks lovely, it reminds me of the colour of a old Wigan corporation bus.

Comment by: Poet on 9th June 2022 at 18:05

I've changed my mind about this fountain . It's received so much stick from the public that I'm starting to feel a fondness for it . It may look a bit of a carbuncle on first acquaintance but the more I look at it the more it makes me smile . Pity has given way to a deep respect for it's individuality .
There is absolutely nothing else like it anywhere . It's unique and it belongs here , in Wigan park just as much as Sir Francis' polished shoe .

Comment by: DTease on 9th June 2022 at 20:22

The more the merrier Jennie, let's have politicians of all colours in there.

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