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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 16th June, 2022)

Abram Bridge

Abram Bridge
The only bridge on the Leeds Liverpool canal to have a place name on it.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: DTease on 16th June 2022 at 06:38

Did someone read it for you Mick?

How’s life daen saarf Mick, have you tried the jellied eels yet? Not as good as an upside down Wigan pie I’ll bet! Are the natives friendly? Have you seen any with bones through their noses yet?
Tek care owd lad, we are all missing you up here. P.S. Send us a postcard of your house so we can see it from here.
Regards DTease.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 16th June 2022 at 08:26

The "ABRAM" sign was actually the sign that was on a post by the side of the road as you approach Abram from Golborne until we all got those fancy signs with the pictures on denoting what our towns/villages were known for, (which I must admit I like). I belonged to Abram Community Link at the time and it was decided by the group that we didn't want the old sign just scrapped so it was transferred to the canal bridge.

Comment by: Poet on 16th June 2022 at 10:22

I wonder how many kids have crossed on that pipe for a dare ? Probably none in the last 40 years .
Is Mick as reluctant to leave the north as a polar bear or is this , judging by the trees , an old photo ?

Comment by: Cyril on 16th June 2022 at 14:36

Irene that was a good idea by the group to reuse the sign, a pity other districts through where the canal runs hadn't done the same with their old signs.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2022 at 15:54

I wonder what happened to all those purpley /greyish street signs with letters that stood out in black - I don’t know if they were made out of slate, stone or even lead. There was certainly no expense spared.

Comment by: John G on 16th June 2022 at 15:57

DTease and Poet you do make me chuckle.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2022 at 16:36

I wonder if he’s took a vow of silence…or is he ghosting again….these photos look like they’re from another age!

Comment by: Abram Alice on 16th June 2022 at 17:19

This is not the Leeds Liverpool canal.

Comment by: Cyril on 16th June 2022 at 17:39

Wonder if he wrote ABRAM (Alice) RULES OK on the bridge wall Veronica, can't make out what the writing lower down says, maybe MUFC as that was always plastered over walls at one time

Comment by: John G1 on 16th June 2022 at 19:08

Veronica: Some one ghosting again, but on this subject, who ever it is they are correct, D Tease & Poet do make me chuckle on occasions.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 16th June 2022 at 20:02

Nethen Véronique …..
As I was in the normal process of meandering aimlessly through my own personal “ Côtes du Rhône Villages induced world of Gurney Slade , in search of the unattainable, I just innocently happened upon your above post.

Which prompted me to ponder whether or not the word “ took “ may well be better transposed with the word “ taken “.

I feel reasonably , if mistakenly confident that you won’t take offence at my intrusion.

After all, as we all know, ( or should know at the very least ), the English language is under constant attack from all sides. ( Uncle Sam’s fair land featuring prominently as an assailant ), and someone therefore has to man the ramparts.

So, consider yourself to be suitably chastised , and if I say that I consider it most unlikely that this post will be published, you may remain confident that it will be.

That’s what usually happens anyway.

But rest assured, I’ll be keeping an eye on you over the coming weeks.

I’m watching you Veebs.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 16th June 2022 at 20:02

Which canal is it then. Abram Alice? The Bridgewater?

Comment by: Veronica on 16th June 2022 at 21:05

Ah knows Ozy things are
Slippin….. It’s not good enough … I must try better…anyway up Ahm gooin watchin’ Sherwood ont iplayer

Comment by: . Ozy . on 16th June 2022 at 21:46

It’s the Leigh branch of the Leeds - Liverpool canal Irene, which butts up to the Bridgewater canal at the St. Helens road bridge in Leigh.

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