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Where is this?
Photo: Gerry
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Item #: 15439
Here is my aunt Mildred out for a walk in the 1950s. its either Ince, Hindley, or Aspull I am not sure where it you recognise the area?

Comment by: josie on 28th July 2010 at 22:52

this is a lovelly photo of aunty mildred,i cant think where it is but you dont need to go abroad with scenery like that..

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th July 2010 at 08:01

Interesting pic. Judging by the high heels, I don't think Mildred was out for a long walk. The sandstone blocks of the bridge she's sat upon look old. The long embankment at the back is either a tip, for a railway, or the made-up banks of a canal (such as you have between Abram and Bickershaw to counteract mining subsidence) - and it looks as if there might be pit-head gear beyond it, to the left of the telegraph pole. I'm intrigued by the thin, straight line which passes from the left between the pole and the trees. It could be a conveyor belt - but I can't see any supports. The bare earth on the right-hand bank points to recent activity - perhaps where kids scrabbled down to get to the stream.

Comment by: dk on 29th July 2010 at 08:36

I am pretty sure that this is on the golf course and the brook under this bridge feeds into the delph. This is the furthest hole on the course with the green opposite the houses in Withington Lane. We lived in this row for a while and this was our playground - the brook and the sandhill behind. I remember that concave portion in the stone in the middle of the bridge. We had a rope swing tied to that grey pipe in the background. Because the tee for this hole was way back up the hill to the right any golf balls that dropped down into this dip couldn't be seen from the tee and it was possible to sneak out from beneath the trees and make off with a ball without being caught. We didn't do that though and spent our time helping the golfers find lost balls. The thing that's giving me doubts is the hill in the background. I remember farm fields over there although there were more trees around in 1965 and the farmhouse couldn't be seen. I suppose the hill must be the wutchie end on?

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 29th July 2010 at 13:04

Don't know where it is, but doesn't she look lovely with her slim figure, "new-look" length dress and high heels, compared with some of the sloppy sights you see today?

Comment by: oldtoplock on 29th July 2010 at 14:41

spot on can see Boltons farm and on the horizon the wutchy. the side that faces hall lane.

Comment by: wes knight on 29th July 2010 at 14:49

yea its definatly hindley golf links,the bridge in the delph

Comment by: Gem on 29th July 2010 at 23:44

High heels were the norm, ladies could walk miles in them in those days.

Comment by: Nannatee (jean) nee Smith on 30th July 2010 at 15:09

Oh .how I agree with Gem .used to wear 4inch stilletto`s in those days walking over a mile to work ,standing behind a shop counter all day and then walking back home and perhaps out at night problem.....THEN
Suffering now for it though .my mother always said I would !!! Mother always knows best ! Oh happy days !1

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