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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 10th June, 2023)

Flower Baskets


Flower Baskets
Flower Baskets on Appley Bridge Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 10th June 2023 at 00:19

" welcome to Lancashire " , I didn't know Appley Bridge bordered on another county. Nice clear pic Mick.

Comment by: Broady on 10th June 2023 at 06:49

What a poor picture.

Comment by: Joan on 10th June 2023 at 09:27

The flowers are in full bloom now, Mick lots of walkers, boaters and cyclist are saying how pretty our village is looking.

Comment by: Arthur on 10th June 2023 at 09:54

Let's have some Summer snaps.
Birds, flowers trees.....

Comment by: Joan on 10th June 2023 at 10:02

Derek the Calico Brook is the border, but if you turn left and cross the river Douglas bridge you will be in Merseyside

Comment by: Chippie Chan on 10th June 2023 at 13:57

if that is best Appley Bridge is to be offering, any wonder then that walkers, boaters and cyclist carry on away out of place

photo lot better taken further back and metre or so to right

bridge was gifted to local council but they say we dont want it

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th June 2023 at 15:06

... and travel a few miles until you cross the M58, Joan. Otherwise, you're in West Lancashire. Granted, there are quite a few ex-Scousers to be found in Skem, but it hasn't been annexed by Merseyside.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 10th June 2023 at 15:19

Thank you Joan, I've been away too long, I had forgotten that Merseyside was now a county itself.

Comment by: Pat McC on 10th June 2023 at 15:31

Looks like a very pleasant walk under the bridge. Unusual to see delicate flower displays on a bridge.
Beautiful. Thank you.

Comment by: John Noakes on 10th June 2023 at 19:25

Derek - " I had forgotten that Merseyside was now a county itself."

Merseyside was created along with Greater Manchester. It was created as a county and has never been anything else.
Joan, Merseyside is nowhere near Appley Bridge or the River Douglas. Liverpool, on the other hand, has a postal area which stretches north of Parbold and an ecclesiastical diocese which contains Wigan.
Appley Bridge is in the Liverpool area but not Merseyside.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th June 2023 at 21:44

To avoid confusion - Appley Bridge is actually in the Diocese of Blackburn, which likes to style itself as the Diocese of Lancashire - which is okay, except that the Dioceses of Manchester and Liverpool are both wholly within the historic County of Lancashire - and are both more populous than the Diocese of Blackburn.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 10th June 2023 at 23:01

What diocese is Wigan wholly in, Rev David?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 11th June 2023 at 07:30

Wigan Metropolitan Borough is not contained within a single Anglican Diocese - some is in Blackburn, some in Liverpool, and some in Manchester.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 11th June 2023 at 08:14

This is why I stopped going to church Rev.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 11th June 2023 at 21:20

Read my questiion again, Rev. David.

"What diocese is Wigan wholly in, Rev David?"

Where did I mention Wigan council? or Wigan Metropolitan Borough? Just Wigan.

Why the 'slippery eel', Rev.?

Comment by: Arthur on 12th June 2023 at 06:49

Liverpool/ Merseyside was much better under Lancashire, it even sounds better.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 12th June 2023 at 09:35

Wigan / Manchester was much better under Lancashire too.

Comment by: Arthur on 12th June 2023 at 14:40

Agreed Bruce Almighty.

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