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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 19th October, 2023)

Wall Painting


Wall Painting
Wall painting on the old Commercial Inn building, New Springs.

Photo: De  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,338

Comment by: Ray on 19th October 2023 at 08:59

This brewery lorry is a " Pagefield " built by Pagefield Engineering
at the far end of Miry Lane, Wigan.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2023 at 09:54

That’s a lovely painting of times past but what a pity it will only last as long as the wall it’s painted on. I wonder who the artist was.

Comment by: Sylvia Avery on 19th October 2023 at 10:31

According to what my mother said, this is the original photograph of the artistically enhanced painting shown above. I'd rather have the photo..

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d2/fa/99/d2fa994f2efa6674ef9613c4e7006b38.jpg

Comment by: Jack on 19th October 2023 at 10:50

Ray. I think Pagefields were built by Walker Brothers at their Pagefield Iron Works, which was off the bottom of Frog Lane.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 19th October 2023 at 12:15

Interesting photo De looks like this little truck had a chain drive the artist probably forgot to put a starting handle on.Would be good to know if pagefield made the engine or was it a Gardener or Cummins and Edbro probably bought the tipping gear side of the business after 1966 very interesting never knew they were made in Wigan.

Comment by: Kath H on 19th October 2023 at 14:34

Could somebody please refresh my memory. I was born in New Springs, but I can’t remember where The Commercial Inn Building was.

Comment by: Cyril on 19th October 2023 at 14:36

Veronica, according to David who put a photo of the whole wonderful mural on a PaD 16/05/2022 it was painted by Robert Tedaldi, and all of it in five days can you believe.
https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/photoaday.php?photo=2022-05-16

And here is the artist Robert Tedaldi painting the mural on the wall of the former pub in an article of him in Wigan Today 21/04/2022: https://www.wigantoday.net/news/people/artist-brought-in-to-reflect-on-the-beauties-of-wigan-waterways-3660866

Comment by: Arthur on 19th October 2023 at 15:06

This is probably chalk and not a paint.

Comment by: e on 19th October 2023 at 15:13

Learning in a barrel ,
apprenticeship in a glass
, adulthood now coming ,
from school to working class.
Are tha lad now courting ,
on the arm the neet,
and sure enough eventually ,
you meet your love so sweet ,
Until ,
either slips or promise ,
your counting comes to three ,
and the barrels they keep rolling ,
you takes your pick and see..

Comment by: Ray on 19th October 2023 at 15:37

Yes Jack, Pagefield Engineering was a section of Walker Brothers. My Father
in law worked there for several years in his later life. From 1990, I rented a
warehouse there for a few years operating my little transport and storage
business. then moved to a larger site on Cricket Street Business Park.

Comment by: Veronica on 19th October 2023 at 16:43

Just seen the painting I had forgotten about it. It’s brilliant Cyril …..mind you I wouldn’t want it on my gable end! ;o))

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th October 2023 at 18:04

It looks like my name went missing again, sorry about that.
I think there is something wrong with my email.

Comment by: Tess Tickle on 19th October 2023 at 19:21

It's not a good likeness of the original as shown on Sylvia Avery's link.
Would anybody make a guess at the name of the pub?

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 19th October 2023 at 19:37

Kath H, the Commercial Inn was at the top of Cale Lane, near the canal bridge, New Springs.

Comment by: Wigan Mick's Bell on 19th October 2023 at 20:11

According to Sylvias original photo it was taken in Warrington in 1912.

Comment by: Sylvia's brother said on 19th October 2023 at 20:28

Tess Tickle my fancy Dr Hook & the medicine show said
Sylvia's mother says Sylvia is busy, too busy to come to the phone. Sylvia's mother says Sylvia is trying to start a new life of her own… And the operator says 40 cents more for the next three minutes, please, Mrs. Avery, I just gotta talk to her I'll only keep her a while, please, Mrs. Avery, I just wanna tell her goodbye!

Comment by: Sir Bob on 19th October 2023 at 23:15

Don't like it :(

Comment by: Kath H on 20th October 2023 at 09:30

Thanks Dennis. Of course it was, I remember now. I never went to the top of Cale Lane, as we moved to Aspull, when I was nine.

Comment by: Jack on 21st October 2023 at 19:59

Ray. I think Pagefields were built by Walker Brothers at their Pagefield Iron Works, which was off the bottom of Frog Lane.

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