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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 30th July, 2022)

Haigh Hall


Haigh Hall
I wouldn’t mind one of these for Christmas.
Do you think the Council would play Santa if I asked them nicely?

According to the Council, you need to beware of the pedestrians when they are crossing Haigh Hall!

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Dennis Miller on 30th July 2022 at 06:43

It does not say 'Beware'... it says 'Be Aware'. :-)

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 30th July 2022 at 07:13

"Haigh Woodland Park" my foot (to put it politely).

It's the Plantations!

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th July 2022 at 07:29

Its got odd wheels

Comment by: PeterP on 30th July 2022 at 08:11

Oh look another white van .Its even got its spare tyre on

Comment by: local lad on 30th July 2022 at 08:23

Dennis

According to the Council, you need to beware of the pedestrians when they are crossing Haigh Hall!
But not when they park their vehicles on the pavements

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th July 2022 at 08:50

Oooh, aren't we a picky lot this morning, must have got out of bed the wrong side !

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th July 2022 at 08:56

My friend and I had a rather bumpy ride through the plantations in a council van one memorable morning long ago, didn't we Neil? ....What a day!! I wish I could add one of those "smiley-face" emoticons on here as the memory always makes me smile! I felt like I had been on a ride on The Waltzer on Silcock's Travelling Fair by the time I got out!

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th July 2022 at 10:46

Was you in the back of the van Irene.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 30th July 2022 at 11:29

There was no need for that question, Mick, but since you ask, yes I was, and I hasten to say that I was on my own in the back, .....my friend was in the passenger seat alongside the driver. We were visiting the site of The Great Sough to take photos and the driver was someone I knew from Abram and he spotted me and gave us a lift, pointing out places of interest on the way. He also gave us a lift back to the Hall after we had taken the photos. I would tell you what I was wearing and what I had for my dinner but I can't remember.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th July 2022 at 11:54

It looks like something out of Dad’s Army…that’s a nice job to drive around the plantations all day.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th July 2022 at 13:32

Irene I only asked the question because you said you had a rather bumpy ride through the plantations in a council van one memorable morning long ago
If I had been your gentleman friend I would have jumped in the back with you, and made you more comfortable.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th July 2022 at 13:37

Ozy here is a link to Mr Bs Buildings, hes found some scrap buses and lorries in this one.

https://youtu.be/14dZfzwcPoE

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th July 2022 at 15:01

I have noted your last comment to me , Mick, and I wouldn't hesitate to give it an answer if it was worth one.

Comment by: Dave on 30th July 2022 at 15:30

Mick , if I was Irene's husband I would come round and thump you .

Comment by: Ray on 30th July 2022 at 15:52

The silver wheel trim has fell off the rear wheel of this Citroen van.

Comment by: DTease on 30th July 2022 at 16:01

Mick, did you come back from London of your own accord, or did they make you an offer you couldn’t refuse?

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th July 2022 at 16:41

Thanks Dave, for your support, but neither my husband or my friend would bother to soil their hands on someone who finds it amusing to make unnecessary smutty comments. The visit to the Great Sough was both interesting and amusing with the "bumpy ride" in the council van and it would take a lot more than Mick's rude remarks to spoil the memory of a happy day.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 30th July 2022 at 16:59

Sorry Irene, in your first comments their was no mention of you visiting the great sough.
Teasy we never moved, we went down to London 3 times to view places but didnt like the properties and dint like the way the agent worked, so we told the buyer of our house that we had changed our minds.

Comment by: Tom on 30th July 2022 at 17:09

I'll take you home again Irene down passed Haigh great sough, lah lah lah

Comment by: Veronica on 30th July 2022 at 17:11

Irene it sounds as if the gag has been taken off!!!
Ray I left a message on the photo of the church cafe the other day. It’s regarding my trek to Upholland yesterday.

Comment by: Marky on 30th July 2022 at 19:21

DTease, Mick wants attention , in London you are ghost

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th July 2022 at 20:14

Mick, I don't see what difference it made whether I mentioned The Great Sough in my first comment or not...your insinuating remark was about my being in the back of a van in The Plantations, regardless of the destination. Everyone on today's photo-a-day has read it so don't try to get out of it because you can't. I have often stuck up for you on here when I have thought you have been misunderstood but your comments today were personal and uncalled-for.

Comment by: James Hanson on 30th July 2022 at 21:50

I felt like I had been on a ride on The Waltzer

Comment by: Cyril on 30th July 2022 at 23:59

Driving around in that all day might make work seem like fun, if you could get into it that is.

Irene, if it was one of those pick up trucks the rangers used at one time then it would have been would been rough and you'd have felt every bump, the rear suspension on those were made for carrying a lot of weight, even so I can imagine it to have been a lot of fun.

Maybe there should be a sign on here advising readers to Beware and also to Be Aware of the pernickety and inappropriate comments.

Comment by: Abram Alice on 31st July 2022 at 07:34

Irene I can't understand why your man friend didn't let you sit in the passenger seat and he sat in the back.
I know what you mean about the waltzers, in my younger days they used to get me going as well, but when I got older my favorite was a donkey back ride.

Comment by: irene roberts on 31st July 2022 at 09:16

The van was much smaller than the one shown, Abram Alice, and I can't recall why I sat in the back....perhaps the driver, who kindly offered us a lift, put me there because the back seat was cleaner and didn't have to have stuff moved off it before I could sit down......I really can't remember; it was a long time ago and where I sat is of no consequence,,,,the whole van was rickety! My comment "I felt like I had been on a ride on The Waltzer", (which someone in the comments has found necessary to repeat word-for-word for some strange reason of their own), was that the ride was bumpy and you got thrown about a bit as you did on the Fair-Rides back then.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 31st July 2022 at 10:25

Don't let him get to you Irene, you're better than that and he can't help it. He made a big thing of upping sticks and now he's back. He'll be back on patrol soon, camera in hand, ready to prevent the locals, heading towards the canal from having an early bath. Still, he did post a picture of his own house before his ' flit '. A bit of a OG if you ask me. Irene, you and Peter have a great weekend :)

Comment by: Veronica on 31st July 2022 at 11:06

T’Parish council will be going round taking the bunting down now he’s not gone. They’ll want their money back from the leaving ‘do’ as well… a meeting to take place to see where they can make the money up - his Council Tax will have to go up immediately. Desperate times and he won’t be due any rebate either.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 31st July 2022 at 12:51

Stan some of us who have been contributing to Wiganworld by sending in photos to keep PAD going for many years are not bothered showing their Wiganworld friends our residence.

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