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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

X marks the spot


Do you remember when I showed the statue of R S Lowry on a bench at Mottram in Longdendale?

On the left of that photograph you'll see a canopied shelter over an illustrated map of the village. It shows places of local interest such as churches, inns, the house where R S Lowry lived and ...

The photograph above only shows the top half and you'll need to click on it to see it with any clarity, but perhaps the most (or least, depending on your view) interesting feature is the inclusion of the X which marks the spot of the home of the leader of the local council.

You can probably imagine the debate/discussion occasioned in the local press when that inclusion was first revealed.

My other ABC-Wednesday X posts this week are ~~ X-country running at Old Hyde ~~ Xercise blocks at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ X-stiles at Sithenah

To visit more ABC-Wednesday X posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

14 comments:

esnorway said...

nice x

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Its amazing how politicians think they are more important than other people, we have just had a bridge named after an "X" politician who is still alive.
The road crossing on the plaque forms an "X"

Old Wom Tigley said...

I dare not comment or say what I'd like to here Gerald about our council leader.. so I'll say was a great thought provoking X post this is.. and a map showing many of the places that I have walked and taken pictures..

babooshka said...

I will leave the politcal commentary alone for soneone who does it far better than I. X is a curious letter but we all seem to have managed. X marks the spot indeed.

KAZ said...

Don't you have elections in Hyde?

me ann my camera said...

All of your x`s are great ideas!

ann at:
varying seasons

Deslilas said...

Anyway everyone needs a political leader in democracy and the citizens are responsible for their choice.
I'll not comment the result of the last Presidential election in France 53% had voted for one man and one year after 70% are not satisfied with it !

AphotoAday said...

Interesting post...
And I hope you are having a great X day.
Best regards, Don.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

nice x indeed

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! That sounds like a dangerous thing to do. Has the politian hired a bodyguard?

kjpweb said...

Good "X" indeed!
Well done!
Cheers, Klaus

marley said...

Good X post. I think I may start to join in with this weekly theme.

Daniel J Santos said...

great X, well done.

Jackie said...

I love these maps (there'll be one appearing on Glasgow DP in a few days' time!) - so much nicer than a bland poster.

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