Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 30th November, 2022)
Club House Farm
Mick was that farm opposite Shevington comprehensive? If it was when the pears were being picked they used to bring baskets of them to school.
That looks an old building.....it would be nice to have had a little info with the photo.
Club House Farm, is situated at the junction of Wigan Road with Church Lane and is a listed building dating from 1660.
Bet there’s loads of cans and bottles stuffed in the hedge. What the eye doesn’t see…..
I still call this farm Hiltons corner because the Hilton family who lived there, I always remember the bus conductors announcing the next bus stops when I was coming home from Wigan.
You had Evan House farm, Royal oak, Butterrow, John pit, Well brew, Hiltons corner and Plough & Harrow.
Flippin' Eck Veronica, do you slow down for car crashes??? Are you so negative in real life, or just for show on here??
I can believe it too Veronica, as I can see what looks to be an empty beer can at the front of the hedge and a few used bus tickets or sweet wrappers on the pavement too. Seems the Shevington litter pickeruppers have found something better to do today, probably all gone on a litter picking course put on by the parish council.
I Don think Veronica is being negative at all,just realist.As for negativity the main culprit has put this photo up here today ! He who can't ever bring himself to give a positive comment on anywhere except Shangri-Shevvy or Appley Wazz.
So , it would appear that pointing out the deficiencies of a selfish , namby - pamby , hedonistic , failing society comes under the heading of “ negative “ these days does it ?
… well if that’s the case , then I need to consult the thesaurus to find alternative interpretations of the words critical , practical , and sensible .
… I doubt if I’ll find the word “ negative “ linked to any of them to be honest .
I can say without doubt that Veronica is one of the warmest, funniest human beings I have ever met, with the most fantastic sense of humour, and I don't count her honest view as "negative" at all. She was just commenting on the litter situation of today, and the laziness of people when it comes to disposing of beer cans, crisps packets etc.
Linma, I love your memory of pears being taken from the farm to the school, for the pupils. What a lovely idea,
In fact Gareth I am the most positive of people if you but knew me…just pointing out the facts of life as it is now… and it’s getting worse. When illegals are complaining about food, and residences etc and going on hunger strikes when Charity doesn’t suit them…
Yes Joan I also remember it as Hilton’s Corner, thanks for the bus stop reminders, not forgetting Old Lane
I wouldn’t care to tell you some of the things I’ve found under my hedges while giving them a trim. Some of the things I can tell you about are-needles, bottles, cans, knickers, underpants, money, an eyepatch, Ozy’s experimental Onion Rings and on one epic occasion half a roll of toilet paper, (I started wearing gloves after that). Also, an upper set of false teeth and an instruction manual entitled “Aga Cooking For Bomb Shelter Dwellers”.
Thank you to the lovely people who agree with me. I must admit the daily news on the box riles me most days, whether it’s fake news or ‘real’ news.. Back to mi knitting… in preparation for the ‘Beast from the East’. Sorry Gareth I am always one or two steps ahead.
I believe it was bought and owned by a one time teacher of St Josephs School Caroline St of which I was a pupil..Gertrude Hilton..we had a reunion about fifteen years ago,she was of a good age then but she was still as sharp as ever..and still remembered all our names.
Sue, all the buses turned left at Hiltons corner this was before the bungalows got built, When the buses did start to go up Old lane the conductor would shout out Butlins holiday camp, because everybody used to say they reminded them of the Butlins chalets
So that’s where the blimmin’ cookbook ended up is it ? … under DTease’s flippin ´ hedge
I'm speechless !…….
…….well , almost …..
Anyway , you may as well hang on to it now DTease , as I’ve finally got the hang of making chips .
You can keep the other stuff an ‘ all , but providing the bog roll hasn’t been used too often , I’d be obliged if you could bag it up , along with the eyepatch, the underpants and the top set , and I’ll pick them up the next time I’m passing .
The top set probably aren’t mine , but I’ll take them down to yon mon off The Repair Shop and see if he can make them fit , as your wasting your time trying to get to see a dentist these days …
…oops ! There I go again being negative .
Oh ! … and p.s. … the money’s probably mine an’ all , as I distinctly remember dropping a tanner on my way up Fred Rose’s garage at Blackrod on my pushbike in 1962 .
Mr Licko .
Veronica didn't post anything negative, I read it has being suggestive, in that the hedge may well be stuffed with cans and bottles. Because hedges where there are bus stops usually are, even if a litter bin is provided young teenagers will tend to use the hedge to deposit their empty can or bottle, their way of rebelling against society and being different, I suppose, or maybe it's just easier and more fun to stuff them into a hedge.
Veronica, I've heard or read it somewhere about an illegal housed in a starred hotel and given a packed lunch, then actually kicked off because he had been given the wrong flavour of crisps. And in contrast folks who are British, whether white or black, and are having to sleep in doorways and rummage in bins for food would, I'm sure, be grateful for a packed lunch with any flavour of crisps.
That’s another place to look for Ozy’s top set. Dtease you crack me up..I hope it’s not all true…for your sake..
Positive and Negative batteries terminals come to light, make sure you get them right.
I was wondering about Uncle Tom Cobley and all, but he was on at 7.17am, and reminiscing of the time the farm was being built and when he'd be riding by on his Penny Farthing.
DTease him off Dr Hook lost his eyepatch. Knickers, Under-trollies and half a roll of toilet paper, was it on a stand, and is it a prickly hedge?
Did you use the experimental Onion Rings for a game of Quoits, and did they bend the iron target spike when you scored a hit.
But But But Irene, you say without doubt that your very good friend is one of the warmest, funniest human beings that you have ever met, with the most fantastic sense of humour, and I don't count her honest view as negative at all. She was just commenting on the litter situation of today, and the laziness
But what about all those nasty comments regarding me, do you remember when she said I had green eyes and was jealous of other peoples photos.
If you cant recall them ask fun loving teasy or ozy they will put you right.
Bet there’s loads of cans and bottles stuffed in the hedge. What the eye doesn’t see
Nothing half as nasty as you have said over the years. By the way I don’t tell lies but you do though… Another by-the -way can you not find words of your own without copying other peoples? I thought not…dear me! so childish….
DTease, you forgot to mention "plastic bags containing dog dirt".
I had a job to pick them onion rings up Cyril, they seemed to be covered in heavy duty engine oil!
Sadly Ozy, I have to confess that I recently spent the tanner, I went shares with the rest of our street for half a pound of butter.
The resulting chip butty was delicious!
Don’t you just love the way that some dog owners take their dog for a walk early in the morning so that it can have a c—p on someone else’s garden?
A short P.S. Ozy, thanks for the Aga recipe book. I’ll keep hold of it seeing as how you promised to leave your Aga to me after your sad demise.
By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask you, how are you keeping these days? No coughs? heart flutters? dizzy spells? Just asking.
A whole half pound of butter you say DTease ?Blimey , you must live in a long street to be able to afford that much of the stuff , even with the rest of ‘em chucking in .
I don’t know what they’re feeding their cows on these days , but given the price of the stuff I can only surmise it must be Beluga caviar , Ferrero Rocher and bleedin’ quail eggs .
I tend to spread a bit of axle grease on my toast these days . It isn’t quite as palatable as butter I’ll admit , but it’s a damn sight cheaper .
It’s also readily available at most car boot sales and it works wonders with my stiff joints .
As a matter of fact , I’m gliding around the bomb shelter like a good ‘ un these days , so it looks as if you may not be getting your hands on the AGA for some time yet .
Sorry old chap .
Wigan Mick & Veronica, chill out, lifes too short to be arguing over imaginary litter in a hedge.
Two people who are the most genuine on here are Veronica and Irene, I love reading their comments. Over the years they have conducted themselves in a really outstanding manner of how they both see Wigan and District. Their views have never for one minute been nasty or inappropriate. I have once again been in poor health, but look forward to their comments, not just them but other genuine people aswell.
Imaginary litter I don't think so.
Looks real to me Phil.
Thank you Garry and Alan it’s really nice to see you both commenting. I hope
your health continues to improve. You have been missed -the more the merrier at this dismal time.. I have wondered about Ken R a few times, I know he lives abroad but he was quite regular on here also. Take care xx
All the best Garry, I hope things improve for you.
Garry, thankyou so much for those very kind words.. Sorry to hear you have been in poor health and I hope so much that things improve for you.
I'll have a large sherry and drink to that ladies. Cheers.
And I've got a red wine, so Cheers, Garry. I'll be having a sherry (or twelve!), at Christmas!
We’ll all be queuing up to get around that lovely coal fire. Just imagine a fire going all day … it could only happen in my dreams these days. That RasPutin has a lot to answer for…
Yes Irene, I agree with you, Veronica is a very friendly, lovely lady, with a great personality, and a sense of humour to match......Good to hear from you Garry, and nice to hear you're having a sherry again. Dtease & Ozy. You make my day.
Thanks Edna - hope you are well old friend. Very kind of you to be so complimentary. I agree about the resident comics! ;o))