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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 8th December, 2022)

The Pond

The Pond
A small pond near New Road, Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,571

Comment by: Derek Platt on 8th December 2022 at 00:52

More like a puddle to me

Comment by: PeterP on 8th December 2022 at 06:08

I bet many a cow has drunk from this pond. But looking at the angle of the photo the bank looks steep. Nice to see an oasis partly surrounded by trees and I should imagine it is a nice stroll around to blow the cobwebs off after a busy day stuck indoors

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 8th December 2022 at 08:26

This is the place for trees, au naturel.
I bet there will be ice on that pond this morning, my fish pond frozen over.

Comment by: Veronica on 8th December 2022 at 09:06

Another lovely photo with the darks and lights
and delicate shades of blues and greens. Is it any wonder we need to bring some nature in amongst the ugly concrete pavements in towns ..

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 8th December 2022 at 09:11

If you jump in this "Puddle" it will definitely come over the top of your Wellies Derek.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th December 2022 at 09:19

Well now you have said that Dennis, I know its not ' dew ' pond as they are shallow & usually in a field.
Good pic, its as if you just came across it in your wandering.

Comment by: Tom on 8th December 2022 at 10:04

Why would the farmer erect a little fence next to the pond.

Comment by: Poet on 8th December 2022 at 10:07

I remember being told as a child that ponds like this were old mine shafts .
For years I believed they were all connected and if you dived into one using scuba gear you could surface in another miles away .

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th December 2022 at 10:34

A nice photo. I can well imagine a child seeing this as "a secret place".

Comment by: Joan on 8th December 2022 at 13:10

Ice on the canal this morning

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 8th December 2022 at 13:59

Was this one of your secret places Irene in your plantation courting days.

Comment by: PeterP on 8th December 2022 at 15:08

Tom farmers extent the fence into the water to stop cows getting from one field to another. If the fence only went to the waters edge then the cows would go round the fence post and end up in the wrong field which may have a crop in it . If the fence is extended into the water then the cows would get to the water to drink but would not go into the water to get round the fence. It does work ask any farmer

Comment by: Elizabeth on 8th December 2022 at 16:46

Lovely photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th December 2022 at 18:29

Mick, I didn't go "courting" in The Plantations. My remark was an innocent one about a child seeing the pond as a "secret place". I went through The Plantations to Haigh Hall many times but it was with my parents. I went out "courting" around Ince and Hindley with my husband when I was 15, got engaged at 18, married at 21, had my son when I was 24 and my daughter when I was 28, and it will be my Golden Wedding in 2024. I hope you are happy with that information .....my life in a nutshell, with no cause for snidy personal remarks.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 8th December 2022 at 21:14

Irene, I was talking to a man a few years ago who was asking people to sign a petition about a new gate the hotel people had put in, and he was telling me that he knew you.
Cant remember his name now but he said he lived close to the hall.
It will be our golden wedding in 2026.

Comment by: Edna on 8th December 2022 at 23:22

Before I read anything, I knew this was Haigh, and I knew it was one of you're photos Dennis.Lovely.

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