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Opencast site, December 2005   Comments: 1
Photo: Rev David Long   Item #: 30748  
 
Opencast site, December 2005

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  I think this is the Windy Arbour site - it's certainly that side of Wigan.
It looks as if restoration work, including dealing with the tips, has yet to begin.
 

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Comments by Priscus, 18th September 2018  
I always wondered how long it takes for the restored land to revert to being good quality fertile top soil, well suited to agrarian usage. I guess restoration varied in quality, and degree to which the original top soil had been well preserved.

I do remember, in spite of heavy liming, clods of clay amongst the top soil years after it had been restored. (Near to place usually referred to as Seccy Bridge - Landgate Lane/Bryn Gates Lane. I refer to early 1950's, not the Three Sisters reclamation)

 
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