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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 10th May, 2024)

Over The Border


Over The Border
This is just over the border in Westhoughton.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: PeterP on 10th May 2024 at 07:32

My wife is disabled but always for a few years wanted to ride a horse. Thanks to the owners and staff of landlords farm she got her wish and had a few rides round both the indoor and outdoor paddocks with the assistance of the obliging staff. Would recommend this farm to anyone abled or disabled to give it a try

Comment by: Gary on 10th May 2024 at 07:45

Remember it when it was a farm - Hough family.
As that picture emerged Dennis, I knew exactly where it was. The old railway bridge would have been above you to your right - back in the day, with Dicconson Lane station c 45 degrees to your right.
Dicconson Lane? Dicky Loan!!

Comment by: T. D. on 10th May 2024 at 08:10

The sun is sinking in the West
Cows go down to the stream
The redwing settles in the nest
It's time for a cowboy to dream
Purple light in the canyons
That's where I long to be
With my three good companions
Just my camera, bus pass and me.

Good photo of Howthen Dennis.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th May 2024 at 08:14

An old schoolfriend was recently in Spain when a local Wigan newspaper printed photos of her grandson's christening and she messaged me via facebook to ask if I could get her a copy. I offered to drop it off at her house and she gave me a Westhoughton address complete with postcode, which we punched into the satnav. I was amazed to find the house was in what I still considered to be Hindley.....I had honestly thought the border between Hindley and Westhoughton was much further on. That is a lovely scene, Dennis.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 10th May 2024 at 08:17

John, it looks like a clean, tidy and professionally run equestrian centre.
Never rode more than a donkey myself, although I was on the back of a runaway camel in Egypt about 30 years ago. Said I would never climb onto anything with four legs, let alone a hump ever again!

Comment by: Veronica on 10th May 2024 at 08:53

My favourite exit from Howfen down the lane into Aspull. A beautiful view at the top of the hill, I shall be going past there a bit later in the direction of Rivington. Lovely photo Dennis.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 10th May 2024 at 09:15

Beautiful photo of a lovely area,pass here very regularly,sometimes on way out of Borsdane Wood or on way to Middlebrook.

Comment by: T. D. on 10th May 2024 at 09:42

Oops! Howfen not Howthen.
Bravo Veronica.

Comment by: David Barker on 10th May 2024 at 09:57

Landlords Farm belonged to my Grandad Henry Walker and his sister Mary Hough and her husband Fred, up and till it was sold to the Equestrian Centre.
I had many happy times on the farm ,potato picking, and at harvest time, in the school holidays.
There's a few photos, I put on Wigan World albums under Barker family, with some of Henry and Fred, took on the farm.
Nice photo Dennis.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 10th May 2024 at 10:52

Delivered concrete there Dennis 30/35 years ago when Landlords farm was first starting to help less able people ride horses,another 2 miles and would have put kettle on for you.Colin that’s why they put rubbers on pencils referring to John instead of Dennis big smiley face.

Comment by: John (westhoughton) on 10th May 2024 at 12:28

Colin did the camel take the hump when you got on.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 10th May 2024 at 13:05

Not quite, but being in the Middle East for ten years I knew enough Arabic to make my extreme displeasure known to the young lad who hit it with a stick to send me on my way into the desert. Talk about red sails in the sunset, I couldn’t sit down for a week!

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 10th May 2024 at 13:21

Nice story David, I shall certainly look this up.

Comment by: DTease on 10th May 2024 at 14:42

Colin, they reckon a Camel is a horse designed by a committee.

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 10th May 2024 at 17:08

Dennis is there a bus that from Aspull that takes you up Dicky loan.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 10th May 2024 at 17:59

No John, all the bus stops are still there, but there ain’t no buses.

Comment by: Dave on 10th May 2024 at 18:06

Don’t be silly ! Even our own Royal family genuflects to the lands of the humble camel !

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 10th May 2024 at 19:37

Cheers Dennis that’s a bad state of affairs how must the people that live near the Gerrard get about………terrible.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 10th May 2024 at 20:13

John (Westhoughton), there is a bus from Westhoughton that goes down Diccinson Lane and Bolton Road to Aspull, then to Horwich then to Rivington. It's number 915. In fact, if I.m not mistaken, there's two, there might be a number 715.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 10th May 2024 at 21:29

Is the 915 not the school bus George?

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 10th May 2024 at 21:42

Interesting George maybe have a few drinks in the Moorgate with all of the PAD that are interested cheers.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th May 2024 at 21:59

The 715 was taken off a few years ago George. I used to catch it regularly. As far as I know there’s no buses run down Dicconson Lane. There’s a 615 that runs to Horwich from Westhoughton but doesn’t go down Dicconson Lane I catch that fairly regularly. I don’t know about a 915 bus.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 10th May 2024 at 21:59

You’re right Dennis no wonder I couldn’t get a bus around dinner,pity George but you did try to help.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 10th May 2024 at 22:33

Please yourself, but this is what the Bee Network Site says -

https://tfgm.com/public-transport/bus/routes/915-daisy-hill

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 11th May 2024 at 08:08

George look at the timetable and try to find that bus out of school t travel times as I did.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th May 2024 at 08:27

It could be a School Bus George I know there’s a lot of children from Aspull go to St Joseph’s at Horwich. My children and grandchildren went there.

Comment by: Poet on 11th May 2024 at 08:39

Funny mammal
Is the camel
It's nature's quite contrary ,
Some have one hump
Others two
Be it Bactrian or Dromedary .

Some won't budge
And need a nudge
Before they put on a spurt ,
Requiring a whack
Across the back
Before charging across the desert .

Colin was getting frantic ,
He was all at sea ,
Like Del Boy in mid Atlantic
On his tearaway jet ski ,
With such transport never dabble ,
It's best to use your feet ,
For only fools and camels
Go out in the mid day heat .

Comment by: Veronica on 11th May 2024 at 08:39

It’s definitely the school bus George because it passes my house and then continues down Daisy Hill. I see young ones getting off. In fact there are special stops stating just for that bus on Leigh Rd. The other services don’t use them.

Comment by: David Barker on 11th May 2024 at 10:43

Thanks Colin .

Comment by: DTease on 11th May 2024 at 12:08

Poet, you’re better at writing poetry than peeing over walls.

Comment by: Poet on 11th May 2024 at 13:21

DTease , I bet you'll remember the old camel joke ... the one with the punchline ending.... ' only if you trap your thumbs ' .

Comment by: Veronica on 11th May 2024 at 13:29

Dtease you’re a naughty boy. I would have slapped your legs - I bet you mam did and twisted yer ear as well. EEh! You haf’ter laff.
;~)]

Comment by: Veronica on 11th May 2024 at 13:52

Yes Poet that’s really good and comical like wot Dtease does - only longer!
I nominate you for Poet Laureate of Wigan World..

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