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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 19th June, 2023)


Uphill to Upholland.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,746

Comment by: Garry on 19th June 2023 at 00:05

If the vehicles weren't there, it could be from the 1960s...
Upholland looks great.

Comment by: PeterP on 19th June 2023 at 06:25

Notice footpath obstructed with metal advert signs..

Comment by: Veronica on 19th June 2023 at 06:49

This is the nicest part of Upholland I have to say.
The older the stone houses get the more quaint they become. I just love them..

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 19th June 2023 at 07:30

Looks nice and snug there, reminds me of the old Hovis advert, nice one Dennis.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 19th June 2023 at 08:10

Did the Owl used to be a pub?

Lovely pic, Dennis, of a lovely area, with Dean wood just behind...ahhhhhhhhhhhh........

Comment by: Tom on 19th June 2023 at 08:13

Upholland a terrible place to live, with all those trucks and buses driving up the hill and rattling the cottages windows.

Comment by: DTease on 19th June 2023 at 08:53

For Tom
Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best
Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life
tee tum, tee tum, tee tum, ti tum ti tum.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th June 2023 at 09:14

We used to go to The Owl pub in Upholland in the 1970s when we were first married, even though we lived in Abram. It appears to be a fitness centre now. They used to do delicious individual hot-pots in little dishes, but you had to wait half an hour for them to be warmed up, (no microwaves!). A married couple used to go in who always dressed identically.....isn't it odd what you remember?! Lovely photo, lovely place.

Comment by: Arthur on 19th June 2023 at 10:02

As Garry says, not much change from the 60s, and why should it.
Looks nice.

Comment by: Bob on 19th June 2023 at 10:03

Its about time LCC dealt and fixed this road and up Parliment st. It is beyond awful.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th June 2023 at 10:06

Dtease that is sooo funny…can you do one about verrucas!. :o))

Comment by: Alan from Hindley on 19th June 2023 at 10:08

Buses and trucks are everywhere, Tom, it's a fact of life.
Irene will experience traffic at Abram, one road in and one road out. People adapt to in Tom.
Traffic will be much better when vehicles go electric.

Comment by: Sue on 19th June 2023 at 10:10

Looks a nice quiet place, love it.

Comment by: Sandra on 19th June 2023 at 10:13

Yes little changed indeed and very nice.
We used to go this way to Ashurst Beacon in the 1960s and to Parbold too.

Comment by: Sally on 19th June 2023 at 10:38

It's a business centre, good job you were only a chemist shop girl and not one who read the prescriptions.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th June 2023 at 13:43

That’s an ignorant/ snobbish remark if ever there was one! An easy mistake to make if your eyes aren’t that good and the last 4 letters ending in ‘ness’. “ Only a chemist shopgirl”… how rude is that. To all the ‘shopgirls’ out there I salute you all and wish we had more of you instead of being phased out to self service. Plus I’ve worked in a few shops myself in my varied career. Not very nice to see a post like that.

Comment by: DTease on 19th June 2023 at 14:02

Veronica, I’m snookered when it comes to verrucas.
I don’t think Monty Python ever did a song about verrucas.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th June 2023 at 14:54

Oh dear, that person must be getting kept in again lately to polish the brassware as they've time on their hands. They had a do with Veronica recently with cloddish comments from Veruca or Verucas, now Irene if she hasn't had enough to contend with lately is also coming under attack again with vile and uncalled for comments - whoever it is, I'm sure all of wiganworld would be in unison to tell you to stop it, these comments are not funny they are vile and disrespectful.

If all that can be seen on the wonderful photo by Dennis is 'ness Centre' and underneath what appears from a distance to be sports insignia, then anyone who isn't aware of what it actually is, myself included, would assume that the full title would be 'Fitness Centre'.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th June 2023 at 16:05

I think it’s one person using about 3 or 4 monikers Cyril. You can just imagine him/her crouched over their device chewing over posts and rubbing their hands in glee and having a good scratch whilst they’re at it…

Comment by: Ray Smyth on 19th June 2023 at 16:11

Great picture Dennis. My long time friend, Tommy Egan RIP, and I were
lifelong HGV drivers, Tommy,s house was just to the right of this picture,
directly opposite to the yellow house door on the left of the picture.
Occasionally, we would have a beer or two at " The Owl " pub.
Fond memories. Ray.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th June 2023 at 16:22

Sally, whoever you are, I COULD read prescriptions, and in those days they weren't printed but written in the doctors' own handwriting, which was unintelligible to most people. I could still read them today if I had to, including the abbreviations showing the dosage. Your rude comment was totally uncalled for unless you have something personal against me. but as I have no idea who you are, (at least I give my full name on my comments), I have no idea what that could be. Having mistaken "business" for "fitness", at least it's only my glasses that need changing.... some people need their nappy changing if their babyish remarks are anything to go by. Thankyou Veronica and Cyril for your support.

Comment by: DTease on 19th June 2023 at 16:55

Well said Irene.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th June 2023 at 17:30

Veronica, I like the rest of folks I'm sure, wouldn't curl a lip at jokey quips or comments by way of banter, but not these derisive comments aimed at two popular and well liked members of wiganworld Photo-a-Day. If you remember it got to be like this on the Forum and Boards with snide and backbiting comments being posted, though it still can be on the boards, but PaD was always pleasant communication, I just can't understand why, or for that matter what satisfaction, they derive from posting such comments.

Maybe that having that 'good scratch' in a certain area is an ancestral act of smugness, especially as some folks still do it, and you still see monkeys in zoos doing it when they've managed to pinch an extra piece of fruit from the guarding gaze of the chief monkey.

Comment by: Garry on 19th June 2023 at 17:51

That Sally person is a made up name in my book, not seen on here before. Who ever you are, its time to peel some spuds.

Comment by: Dick Dastardly on 19th June 2023 at 18:34

It's so obvious who the culprit is . 'Sally , Joan , Syd Smith , Tom ' , and a host of others . You can't miss the same sarky tone , yet everyone seems to rise to his taunting . So credit where it's due . The man is a master baiter .

Comment by: Veronica on 19th June 2023 at 18:52

Whoever they are they wouldn’t last 2 minutes on the ‘boards’ Cyril…. I don’t really look in on there much, it can be a bear pit… sport, politics etc, not really my scene. Although I have seen a few hilarious posts I have to say…;o))

Comment by: Veronica on 19th June 2023 at 19:18

This is what technology can create….. Sad Sacks in our midst.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th June 2023 at 19:32

Dick Dastardly, your last two words, if rolled into one, describe him perfectly and you are absolutely right in what you say. I have a good idea who it was, and maybe I DID rise to his bait, but I wasn't going to just sit here and not give an answer to his sarky remark. Even if it got me nowhere it made ME feel better. Thanks, too, to DTease and Garry, for your support. Photo-a-day has brought so many of us together in daily fun and friendship, even if we never actually meet, but there is always one bad apple in every group.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th June 2023 at 20:02

Irene, I've thought many a time when trying to decipher whatever the doctor had put on a prescription how they went on at the pharmacy, it was a responsible job. Shop girls are a good asset for a shop too, you can't converse with a self service till about a product. Sally wouldn't know a cough drop from a lozenge.

Dick Dastardly, Veronica was saying much the same thing with them having a good scratch.

Comment by: Sylvia from Bognor Regis on 19th June 2023 at 20:48

I wanted to keep my nose out of this spat, but must say I agree with what you all are saying.

Comment by: Pw on 19th June 2023 at 22:07

In the 60’s they were building new bungalows near where I lived a lorry driver,Roy Sixsmith,used to let us go with him to pick up stones from a quarry and I am sure we went up this road.

Comment by: Edna on 19th June 2023 at 22:33

Sally, have you not heard the saying " BE KIND". Sorry Dennis, lovely photo.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th June 2023 at 22:45

Glad you agree with us all "Sylvia". Hope you've had the good weather we've recently had here in Wigan. With the beach and everything it must be like Shangri-La in Bognor Regis when the sun shines.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th June 2023 at 23:24

There’s a new Play on at WLT. It’s called
“ A Man of Many Parts”
Starring :
Toby JugHeadley
Joan of Arrsvile
Tom Stop-Hard Done By
Syd Littlebouy
with newcomer
Sally Slap Hazard
The scene is set in the attic with Toby’s imaginary friends.
Act 1
Toby - Banging his fist down “Are you lot with me or not?”
Syd rolling his fag
“ Course we are”.
Sally - “ Nuff said” wringing her hands.
Joanie - “Aren’t we always ?” -she says poking the fire..
Tom “ I want out it’s gerrin’ too hot to handle!”
Toby - “ well you can’t cos yer not really real are yer.”
Next episode - Coming soon at a theatre near you….
Directed by Verrucasveins
Produced by Toby Jug Headley
Next Time “ A Comedy of Errors”….

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th June 2023 at 08:46

A man of many parts and many names indeed, Veronica, and of many places too, from Shangri-La Shevvy to Bognor Regis, and all under one rather shabby umbrella which we can all see through. What on earth he gets out of it I don't know, and don't want to.

Comment by: The Observer on 20th June 2023 at 10:40

Irene love, to be fair all as I can see of yesterdays comments was someone correcting you in jocular manner.
I think the fiasco as you call it was caused by some of your friends.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th June 2023 at 12:09

Thankyou, Observer, and I can see why you say that had it been a one-off, but the particular person has targeted me many, many times in the past and hides behind false names, which I find not only silly but cowardly. Even as a mere "shop-girl" as he calls me, I have a right to answer back, although I am aware I am playing into his hands, and at least I have the guts to use my own name. But I can understand your comment.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th June 2023 at 12:30

What right has anybody to ‘correct ‘ Irene, and supposedly in a ‘jocular manner’…no way not very well observed there.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th June 2023 at 12:43

More like another
‘ alias’. How dare you!

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