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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 29th November, 2023)

Light Night


Light Night
Mesnes Park.

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
Views: 1,319

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th November 2023 at 08:06

That looks amazing! I saw some reports on facebook from people who had been and they said it was lovely. Do they only do it on one night?

Comment by: Julie on 29th November 2023 at 09:15

Lovely at least wigan can make something nice!

Comment by: Maureen on 29th November 2023 at 09:40

They look lovely,wish I'd been there...thank you David.

Comment by: Poet on 29th November 2023 at 09:49

That's quite a spectacle . I like Sir Francis' light fantastic toe .
Anyone looking down from a passing plane might have felt they'd just glimpsed 'Shangra La ' .

Comment by: Veronica on 29th November 2023 at 10:22

It’s lovely to see the Park being made use of at this time of the year for the Festival of Light.
It looks very cheerful.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 29th November 2023 at 10:28

Irene, I think access is limited and that you have to buy a ticket in advance.
Nice picture though, thanks David.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th November 2023 at 11:11

Thankyou Colin. I just wondered as it seems an awful lot of trouble to set all those lights up for just one night.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 29th November 2023 at 11:19

Whatever our views on Brexit, the European Union provided a enormous amount of funding to revitalise Mesnes Park.

Comment by: The Park Gardener on 29th November 2023 at 15:13

Its surprising what they can do with a few dozen polystyrene chip cartons and some twinkly lights isn't it David
No no no you didn't have to buy any tickets it was free, all has you needed to do was register, that way the organisers knew how many people were in Mesnes park in the dark.

Comment by: Arthur on 29th November 2023 at 16:17

Very nice, hope they didn't get vandalised.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 29th November 2023 at 16:52

Wigan Illuminations.

Nice one, David.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 29th November 2023 at 20:50

As I’m constantly hearing about various councils up and down the country declaring themselves bankrupt … Nottingham being the latest … I find it comforting to learn that our very own council would appear , amazingly ,
to still remain in the black .

( for now at least ) .

Although if Wiggin council were dependent on brain cells rather than pounds sterling , then it clearly should have declared bankruptcy 30 or more years ago .

Can’t speak for you lot , but I like to see what my 114 quid a month gets spent on .
And this month it appears I’ve been chosen as one of a select group to help bolster the coffers of …. ( among others )…. Eon… for a spectacular light show in Mes - Nes park .

I can hardly barely contain myself waiting to see what this shower of window-lickers spend my £114.00 on next month .

But at least it was free to attend by all accounts .

Well , that would quite possibly have been the case , were it not for the inescapable fact that nothing in this life is actually free .

Filling potholes in the roads , just one of a plethora of more urgent issues isn’t free either , but at least it would have benefited a greater section of the community than the relatively small percentage that derive satisfaction from bright lights and other fairground attractions.

Plus it would have lasted a sight longer .

Think about it .

Comment by: John Noakes on 29th November 2023 at 23:51

Ozy, a local authority cannot declare itself bankrupt as it is a government entity, just like a small shop belonging to a large chain of stores.
What it does is issue notice to the government of any impending insolvency and the government sorts it out.

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