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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 14th March, 2023)

King Street

King Street

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Anne on 14th March 2023 at 07:58

What a sad uninspiring sight.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th March 2023 at 08:32

Who are they trying to kid! It’s like the street Wigan forgot..
it’s a pity they don’t remember what it was really like as they are probably too young and don’t come from Wigan.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th March 2023 at 09:22

You must go back Mick & take another photo when '' The Something Great '' has arrived.....

Comment by: Garry on 14th March 2023 at 12:17

Looks like Wigan Council is going to waste more Tax payers money on something that won't work.
Good point Veronica. Wigan Council should look at Wigan World to see what great things Wigan and District have lost over the years, and in some cases forever.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 14th March 2023 at 13:45

They have a dream.

They need to wake up.

Comment by: Cyril on 14th March 2023 at 13:49

Maybe this will begin on April 1st 2023 when the council will have implemented their shrewd idea, and are to begin paying local cyclists to use the miles of unused cycle paths around town so it looks as though they are actually being used, with a payment of 10p per kilometre and a choice of lollipop or sherbet dab being offered. Local hand picked pigeons are already ongoing a six week intensive training course so as to sit on the crossbars of their assigned cyclists guiding them around town, and each individual cyclist signing up to the project will be loaned their own personal pigeon guide, or as they shall then be known Pigeon Buddy. If the cyclists were to get lost or have an accident on what are an absolute maze of cycle paths around town, then their Pigeon Buddy is equipped to summon help from the office and supervising pigeon via radio and whom are then able to pinpoint where in town the incident actually is by using the Pigeon Buddy's satnav and bodycam. Early applications are advised as the scheme is anticipated to be very popular, so look forward to Making Connections and coming on a pavement near you soon, as always Please clean up after your dog.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th March 2023 at 19:00

Whatever you're on, Cyril - stop.

Comment by: DTease on 14th March 2023 at 22:27

Nothing wrong with having a Pigeon for a pet. Father Ted had a brick for a pet, took it for walkies on a lead and everything. “DRINK!!”
Not sure about the Sat-Nav though, all mine ever says to me is”Recalculating Route”. I think it must have belonged to a Taxi driver before I got it! I’ll have to “Recalculate” if I still need the blessed
thing or not.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th March 2023 at 22:47

It’s all about Wait and See what We have in store for you lovely people! They must think folk are daft! Have they really got plans or are they just pipe dreams as Cyril says…

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 14th March 2023 at 23:07

No. Father Jack Hackett.

Comment by: DTease on 15th March 2023 at 07:12

Thank goodness we have you to “Recalculate” for us Bruce.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th March 2023 at 08:53

He wouldn’t have got very far in his wheelchair though…

Comment by: Cyril on 15th March 2023 at 13:51

David, the strongest stuff I drink is Yorkshire Tea, though I am partial to a cocktail of Coriander, Aleppo pepper and Lime as a condiment. When I saw the photo I could imagine some fun would be had about it, especially as the advert concerned Wigan council and GMCA formerly known as AGMA and their quote Hello Wigan, Something Great Is On It's Way, it's obviously something to do with cyclists and possibly the evident lack of bicycles being cycled along the umpteen miles of bicycle lanes laid out around town at some great cost. It also looks like they want to get folks walking too, though it can't be to shops as there aren't any left that are worthwhile walking to.

Here's an excerpt from a local authority meeting I overheard when using a glass against a wall: "What better way for the detested and maligned town pigeons to be perceived differently, but as Pigeon Buddies and fully trained by the council's own Pigeoneer to guide cyclists around town, these local pigeons do know the routes around town better than any taxi driver, though the only problem foreseen is if their instinct kicks back in and they try and take a cyclist up and over the rooftops."

Father Jack's got a motorised wheelchair now Veronica, and you won't believe it - it runs on Mrs Doyle's tea of all things, makes you wonder what she brews it from?

If I was you DTease I'd take that sat nav and give it a hefty clout with Father Jack's brick, then tell it "Recalculate" that.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th March 2023 at 16:08

I loved all the series Cyril, especially when Mrs Doyle got a
Teas-Made for Christmas.. Another one when she was guessing the name of the ‘phantom’ visitor/burglar. ….
0’ Toole, O’Reilly , O’Neil 0’Hara , Clooney, Mooney , Sullivan , Monaghan , Gannon ..and all the rest..

Comment by: Cyril on 16th March 2023 at 13:03

There's a clip of it on youtube Veronica. https://youtu.be/Rc3sKgQO0jk

It was a good name the writers gave the priest come thief, Unctious, he was a greasy character. I haven't seen them all in ages and just seen odd ones on those E plus channels, though I don't think they show the complete episodes as they seem to be shorter, they are all on the Channel 4 iPlayer I'm sure.

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