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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 15th October, 2023)

Film Set

Film Set
Film set in Haigh Hall Plantations, I think it was for a Sky production called Robin In The Wood.

Photo: David  (Panasonic FZ330)
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Comment by: PeterP on 15th October 2023 at 07:07

What a mess. If it is finished with then it should be removed.

Comment by: Jembo on 15th October 2023 at 09:47

That's great! Imagine coming across that as kids! Hours of fun :)

Comment by: Veronica on 15th October 2023 at 11:00

You can tell it’s a ‘sophisticated’ play den.
Fancy leaving it behind though. A pity not many kids would play there these days unless they were with their parents. We would have done in the fifties…but I think we were safer then.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 15th October 2023 at 11:06

Kids would love that but unfortunately "health and safety" probably won't allow them to. I can't imagine the film people will have been allowed to just leave it there where it is easily accessible.... sadly these days they would soon have people claiming compensation that their children had hurt themselves on it. But oh! what a world of make-believe could be conjured up there!

Comment by: Ian on 15th October 2023 at 12:15

"We would have done in the fifties…but I think we were safer then."

I do not believe that those people who are classified as dangerous are only a recent addition to our society: these undesirables have been within our society for a very long time, but the difference is that the focus and media coverage, along with many other facts, have changed.

On to brighter things, nice photograph, David. Many people viewing your photograph will reminisce about their years as a child and those happy times building a hut.

Comment by: Dave johnson on 15th October 2023 at 13:01

Don't think this would be a film set. Modern kitchen doors and stained glass windows would be a spoiler?

Comment by: Gary on 15th October 2023 at 13:26

First glance, I thought it might be a reconstructed Galleries.
Both Wigan and Bolton have been regulars on tv series in the past few years, being other places, not themselves.

Comment by: Pw on 15th October 2023 at 16:51

They were filming at the roller rink in Atherton a few weeks ago for something called Sherwood.They put up all sorts of scenery for the filming and when they finished it was tidier than when they started.

Comment by: Pw on 15th October 2023 at 16:51

I lived near the tip in Hindley and you could find loads of stuff to build all sorts of like things this,no one seemed to bother us.The only person we would keep away from was a dubious bloke who was a Sunday school teacher.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th October 2023 at 17:58

Yes there were always ‘odd bods’ but you sensed who to keep away from. No drug dealers in the fifties outside schools! We went rambling with our friends all over we never got in trouble. There may have been accidents which was normal with all the climbing we did but that’s how you learned to take care of yourself.

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