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Where is this?

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Item #: 35016
This one should be easy to identify .

Comment by: Martha on 28th March 2024 at 17:00

Hay Hall welly railway track underneath bridge.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 28th March 2024 at 18:31

The Plantations at Haigh.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th March 2024 at 19:42

It looks like ‘our man’ is hiding behind the board.
It’s a rather nice scene.
Not the entrance I am too familiar with.

Comment by: Ian on 28th March 2024 at 19:46

My guess is: it's the bridge over the River Douglas in the Plantations. I would even say that the man and his dog are walking towards the main gates, which are on Wigan Lane. The Yellow Brook and footbridge are not far behind the photographer; possibly, about 50 metres away.
But! It's only my guess. :-)

Comment by: Cyril on 28th March 2024 at 20:29

Ian, I'd say you're right with your deduction of where this is.
The man appears to be in a precarious position with the river below.

Comment by: Ian on 28th March 2024 at 21:24

Thanks! Cyril. It was quite a steep slope there, which dropped down to flat swampy ground as this area of the River Douglas flooded at times.
Veronica, I would say that he is in a lower position and holding onto one of the branches with his right hand for safety; as he has the pointer in his left hand, he is resting the board against his body.

Comment by: Philip Cunliffe on 29th March 2024 at 23:56

It has to be the bridge over the Douglas below the Plantation Gates.
I can remember catching the tractor to Haigh Hall that I’m sure was cream with possibly a green stripe on the bodywork.

Comment by: Philip Cunliffe on 30th March 2024 at 08:26

It has to be the bridge over the Douglas below the Plantation Gates.
I can remember catching the tractor to Haigh Hall that I’m sure was cream with possibly a green stripe on the bodywork.

Comment by: John Brown on 8th April 2024 at 09:15

Well spotted Veronica

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