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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 14th July, 2022)

The Wheatsheaf


The Wheatsheaf
The Wheatsheaf. Up the hill from Randall’s Corner, Appley Bridge.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Veronica on 14th July 2022 at 07:24

Looks very welcoming and inviting on a Summer’s day. The plants and shrubs are lovely, good that the pub is still open. Nice photo Dennis, you do get around..

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 14th July 2022 at 07:57

Went past the Wheatsheaf yesterday and the scaffolding is still up at the row of cottages.
In the 60s we used to go on our weekend pub crawls taking in the Alison Arms, Railway, British Legion, and the Wheatsheaf , I remember I picked up a girl on one of them and we ended up having grilled Rainbow trout in the Sheaf, it was the first time I had ever had it.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th July 2022 at 08:35

What an attractive pub.....lovely photo, Dennis. I don't recall ever seeing that, although I know where The Alison Arms, as mentioned by Mick, is located. Thanks to Mick's clarification, (via his solicitor). on yesterday's p-a-d, we now know that he is still here with us. In the end, London just couldn't compare! I think we'd have missed him, really!

Comment by: . Ozy . on 14th July 2022 at 09:11

Very interesting that Mick,…..but when was the first time that you ever had grilled rainbow trout , can you remember ?

Comment by: Gary on 14th July 2022 at 09:47

Ozy - very subtle!

Comment by: Edna on 14th July 2022 at 09:51

Very nice photo Dennis, saying pubs are on the decline its nice.I have to say Dennis, I was thinking what Irene just said. You do get around, are you also on a bike? Just curious.

Comment by: DTease on 14th July 2022 at 10:03

Come to think of it Mick, the first time I had it she looked a bit like a grilled trout as well.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th July 2022 at 10:28

DTease, you never fail to make me laugh!

Comment by: Baldrick on 14th July 2022 at 10:47

Steady on there DTease …..I’ll thank you to be a bit more respectful when speaking about my ex-missus if you don’t mind .

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 14th July 2022 at 11:19

It depends where I want to go Edna, sometimes I take the car, sometimes I jump on a bus and sometimes I walk.
Before the lockdowns began I went all over the place by train. Blackrod to Man Victoria or Piccadilly and then pick a destination at random from the board. To me that’s a great way to spend a day.
Around Wigan I tend to catch a bus at random and then walk back towards Wigan taking photos of anything I find interesting on the way.
On this visit to Appley Bridge I caught a bus to Randall’s Corner and then walked the length of Skull House Lane, down the hill from there to the canal and then up Mill Lane back to Randall’s Corner and on to Shevington where I jumped on a bus back to Wigan. Not everyone’s cup of tea I suppose, but I enjoy it.

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 14th July 2022 at 13:00

Dennis, I believe you are a mate of Harry Cherrington?

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 14th July 2022 at 14:59

Harry Cherrington?

Comment by: Marky on 14th July 2022 at 15:20

Dennis , if the wind ever blows you to London , there is a nice Thames boat trip from Embankment to Greenwich and back , two hours approx . Your free bus pass will cover it . I’m sure you and your camera would enjoy it .

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 14th July 2022 at 16:42

That sounds interesting Marky. I’m not too fond of London, but one thing about the big cities, there is always something of interest if you like taking photos.
Salford Quays is a favourite of mine, I must have taken hundreds of photos around the buildings there.
I just keep going back for more and I always seem to find something new every time I visit.
Whitby is another great place, full of little nooks and crannies to explore. Quirky little shops and houses everywhere.

Comment by: Edna on 14th July 2022 at 18:33

Thank you for that Dennis, I agree with you, it's not everyone's cup of tea I suppose, like you say. But It gets you out and about, and enjoying it is a wonderful way to spend your time doing what you really enjoy.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th July 2022 at 18:47

Dennis, Whitby is one of my favourite places on Earth, as is much of Yorkshire. I am a proud Lancastrian but Yorkshire takes some beating! As for "abroad"....anyone who chooses to go is welcome to it!

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 14th July 2022 at 19:15

My bus and train pass takes me all over the place, today it took me and the missis to Altrincham, by bus, train and tram.
I went in the chippy I said can I have a steak pie with about 6 chips, chippy woman thought for a bit and then said of course you can love.
Other recent bus trips have been Southport, St Helens, Warrington, Trafford centre & Ormskirk.
Marky the London pensioners freedom passes in London are great, Ive used my bus pass to take the river boats and many bus routes,

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 14th July 2022 at 20:30

Your quite right Irene , Yorkshire takesome beating , but theirs nothing wrong with abroad has long as you dont go to the the same places were the council house residents go to.

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 14th July 2022 at 20:35

Harry Cherrington?

Yes. Clifton Drive? Worked on the railways? His photo is on the album, filling batteries with an apprentice at Ince?

Harry! Says he knows you!

Comment by: Terry on 14th July 2022 at 21:43

Oh yes don't go near the council house tenants,they might just you why he's has to change his name about three times because of misdemeanours ,it's very interesting.

Comment by: Barbara on 14th July 2022 at 22:52

I was hoping that I’d heard the last of this intellectual midget Terry,
But it seems as though he’s decided to transfer his bile filled posts from the communicate general board to p.a d.
Is there no escape from this clown.

Comment by: Joan on 15th July 2022 at 10:41

I remember when the Sheaf started doing Rainbow trout.

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