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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 24th February, 2023)

Spring Cleaning


Spring Cleaning
Northway, Wigan.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,567

Comment by: Sandra on 24th February 2023 at 06:10

Love it, Spring is literally just round the corner.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 24th February 2023 at 08:17

Very whimsical Dennis...if I have my spelling correct !

Comment by: Garry on 24th February 2023 at 08:40

Brilliant Dennis, some workmanship there.

Comment by: PeterP on 24th February 2023 at 08:53

These statues have been on Northway a few years now and put a smile on my face as I drive past them. Thankfully the village idiots have left them alone to age gracefully. A piece of art to look at not like the Tepee girders further down the road.

Comment by: Veronica on 24th February 2023 at 08:55

They’re doing a good job. It’s a pity they don’t do streets full of litter though..

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th February 2023 at 09:11

If looks like Nora Batty just about to hit Compo with her brush! It's so lovely to see all the crocuses around at the moment.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 24th February 2023 at 09:53

It looked even better when I went past earlier this week - with more crocuses of different colours in flower.

Comment by: DTease on 24th February 2023 at 10:28

If she wasn’t hitting Compo with her brush she was hitting him with her shopping bag.
He still loved her though didn’t he Irene? Wrinkled stockings or no wrinkled stockings.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th February 2023 at 12:15

Yes she was always ready to stall his romantic advances, DTease.....sweeping brush, shopping bag, umbrella or clothes prop. And when that wasn't happening, Ivy was hitting him over the head with a tin tray.....they were formidable ladies in Holmfirth!

Comment by: Cyril on 24th February 2023 at 17:36

They were Irene, what about Ivy in the cafe always harassing poor Sid about something or other, and there was Pearl who kept her beady eye on Howard and she too had a good clout on her, especially if he'd been seen cycling around with Marina.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 24th February 2023 at 19:43

Just watching it at the moment, Cyril! I love Howard and Marina! And Edie Pegden, (the wonderful Thora Hird), putting newspaper on the floor for Wesley to step on after she'd mopped, and shouting to him in a posh voice when she thought the neighbours could hear her! My granddaughter is called Edie...I wonder if she'll do that someday?!

Comment by: Jembo on 24th February 2023 at 20:23

Princess Fiona and Baby Shrek :)

Comment by: Cyril on 25th February 2023 at 12:45

There was never a shortage of actors or actresses wanting to play characters in the show was they Irene, and it was wonderfully written with everybody knowing someone who was just like a character in the show. I'm sure most folks would have known a Wesley who every day except Sunday was always up to their neck in oil and grease tinkering with their car or other in the garage, and who could be given anything broken and they'd fettle it getting it up running again. As you mentioned there was always an Edie on a street too who amongst other things would always have to get her nets whiter than other folks'.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th February 2023 at 13:11

I like Thora Hird’s character in that..my daughter used to say I drove like her! .;o))
I loved how she put newspaper down on the kitchen floor, who could blame her the way Wes came in…

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