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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 7th November, 2023)

New Springs

New Springs
The Canal and Withington Lane from New Springs Bridge.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
Views: 1,459

Comment by: Keen Angler on 7th November 2023 at 00:09

Is there owt i'theer?

Comment by: PeterP on 7th November 2023 at 07:05

Oh what a pleasure to meander along the cut whether by boat or a nice stroll. We forget people have this view from their bedroom window. Would have to be careful on the towpath with the amount of ruts/potholes which are now full of water though. It looks like the Algae is slowly breaking up on the water probably had a few boats along and getting the water moving

Comment by: Gary on 7th November 2023 at 08:38

Late 50s early 60s that view was grubbier - and the bridge would have been the hump back.
Looks good now and in reply to Keen Angler would bet there's a few summats i' theer, unlike the mid 60s when there was next to nowt!
Fine photo, Dennis.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 7th November 2023 at 08:56

That's a lovely photo and I recall walking along the canal in New Springs with a friend some years ago. I like the New Springs and Whelley Area very much. However, last Christmas on facebook there was a Wigan parody of Frank Sinatra's song "New York, New York" which went, "If tha con mek it theer, tha'll mek it anywheer, It's up to thee, New Springs, New Springs" and every time I see a sign for New Springs, that comes to mind and makes me smile!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 7th November 2023 at 09:28

Walk over here regularly,have always been fond of this area.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th November 2023 at 09:51

Nice scenery for those opening the curtains of a morning …..in all weathers especially in Autumn. I con see awt neighbours singing that Irene and doing a high kick at the end.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 7th November 2023 at 11:55

The walk in the opposite direction up towards Haigh Hall and the canal bridge in the plantations is very nice and then continuing further on to Adlington.
All the canal walks these days are a pleasure with the industrial legacy, grime and spoil heaps all gone replaced by trees and wild life.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 7th November 2023 at 12:52

Another goodun Dennis,riding that towpath is a favourite pastime of mine weather permitting of course,it’s a pity the Westhoughton branch was never completed would have ment less road riding as these new laws about overtaking cyclists are concerning as some drivers give far to much clearance narrowly avoiding head on collision with vehicles coming the opposite direction and some almost catching your elbow.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 7th November 2023 at 13:14

Looks a pleasant walk. We dropped down onto a towpath from a busy road at Chester once. It was so peaceful walking by the canal. Nice photo Dennis.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 7th November 2023 at 14:51

For a minute when I saw this canal scene I thought Mick was back posting.
Come back Mick, you're missed.

Comment by: Jeanette on 7th November 2023 at 17:54

No you're not Mick.

Comment by: owd deputy on 7th November 2023 at 22:35

Keen Angler, aye, gudgeon.

Comment by: Bryden on 7th November 2023 at 23:39

Gudgeon are very good when fried nicer than whitebait and much like fishy crisps

Comment by: Ken on 8th November 2023 at 08:23

My father was born at No 70 Withington Lane in 1907 the row of cottages were demolised in the 1950s and replaced with new ones

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