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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 16th December, 2022)

Jack Frost


Jack Frost
A frosty morning in St David's Churchyard, Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 16th December 2022 at 09:07

Brrrrr! It doesn't take much imagination to see that's it's very chilly in there! I would be hurrying towards the sunny bit if I were visiting. I love a stroll round a churchyard but would give it a miss today! Good photo.

Comment by: Ken on 16th December 2022 at 09:25

This where a lot of my past family are buried

Comment by: Veronica on 16th December 2022 at 09:38

I wouldn’t like to be in there this morning brrr. It’s colder than ever! But nice to look out from the window, I am staying put. Still the photo is some semblance of today’s weather… good of the photographer’s to venture out… ;>}

Comment by: Cyril on 16th December 2022 at 10:29

Owd Nick the English teacher at Pemberton would say "every time I see you lot smile I'm reminded of St John's graveyard." I suppose the English teacher at Aspull would have said the same except St David's graveyard. Come on let's all have a sing song :- 'Jack Frost' - https://youtu.be/XTkO9afAUhk

Comment by: Marky on 16th December 2022 at 17:36

I remember playing rugby league at school in Wigan on pitches and ground so hard with frost you couldn’t heel a place kick! One year in a football final it was so cold I got very bad frost bite . Par for the course in our day . Now kids are molly coddled ( where does molly coddled come from I wonder ?)

Comment by: Gary on 16th December 2022 at 22:48

Marky - as a 14 year old I played for Rivington Grammar School at Preston Grammar school's pitch. It was rutted, frozen with ice between some of the ruts. Two sprained ankles on our team, one on theirs for a nil nil Saturday morning match. A slide tackle would have produced blood.
There'd be an enquiry these days.

Comment by: Roy on 17th December 2022 at 15:18

MARKY, Mollycoddle is British in origin. It came about in the mid 19th century as a derogatory term for a male who is 'coddled' or an effeminate man.

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