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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 1st December, 2022)

Christmas Tree


Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree in Haigh Hall Stables.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: PeterP on 1st December 2022 at 06:23

I know its the festive season but why is the tree lights on during the day light hours?

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st December 2022 at 10:43

PeterP, I see your point but, unlike Wigan town and its surrounding districts that have a Christmas Tree in their midst, the cafe and small retail outlets at Haigh Hall will be closed after dark, so if the tree lights were lit there would be no-one there to see them, which is even more of a waste of electricity than having them on during the day, when at least there will be visitors there.

Comment by: Weather Woman on 1st December 2022 at 10:45

The lights are solar powered and they are on a timer, so I'm told.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st December 2022 at 12:41

It would have been a better image had the day been a little brighter, if you don't mind me saying that Mick

Comment by: DTease on 1st December 2022 at 12:57

That tree is as bent as a nine Bob note.
I must say there is not much of the ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ about this scene.
It looks more like a scene from that lesser known book by Charles Dickens that begins ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in the Workhouse the inmates sat down to a sumptuous meal of bread and gruel’

Comment by: Sir Bob on 1st December 2022 at 14:00

I cannot see any Christmas lights on the tree.

Comment by: Garry on 1st December 2022 at 14:23

Can't see any lights only coloured balls. Good show though.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 1st December 2022 at 15:22

I had a closer look, there are no lights on the tree that I can see & forgive me for being really picky...that word above the left hand window...GRAZE....what have we come to...cows ??!!

Comment by: Pw on 1st December 2022 at 16:51

Neither can I Sir Bob.

Comment by: Pw on 1st December 2022 at 19:14

Neither can I Sir Bob.

Comment by: Pw on 1st December 2022 at 19:58

Neither can I Sir Bob.

Comment by: DTease on 1st December 2022 at 20:09

I usually have coloured balls at Christmas Garry.
Sometimes they’re coloured right through to Easter!
They start out black, blue and purple but turn a kind of orangey yellow around Good Friday time.
My doctor says I should keep taking the tablets.

Comment by: John Noakes on 1st December 2022 at 21:25

Helen, the name of the cafe, "GRAZE", is in reference to the Friesian Cows who "GRAZE" in the fields of Edgworth and provide the milk for the manufacture of the ice-cream sold in that cafe.
Personally, I'd've picked Fredericks ice cream and called the cafe "VAN".

Comment by: Roylew on 1st December 2022 at 22:24

And the fence around it is horrible

Comment by: Edna on 1st December 2022 at 22:40

It does look dull. But the clock says it's 2:45pm and at 3:45 pm its dark!!!

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd December 2022 at 14:32

Helen, apparently according to the website, 'Graze in the Park is The Cafe where the locals go to eat, drink and socialize,' so yes a load of cattle sums it up.

Comment by: DTease on 2nd December 2022 at 20:16

Neither can I Pw, Neither can I, A say, neither can I Pw, I can't never not neither Pw.

Comment by: Valerie Singleton on 5th December 2022 at 22:19

John Noakes is correct what he says about the cows grazing in Edgworth.

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