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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 3rd April, 2009)


Joining Haigh Plantations from a walk down Coppull Lane.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: sane man on 3rd April 2009 at 05:43

wow.The yellow Brook. Not looking yellow so much! The time I spent down there as i child. Awesome memories

Thanks Brian

Comment by: A parr Australia on 3rd April 2009 at 07:43

Good one of the plants Brian. You must do a fair bit of walking,your all over the place.

Comment by: wigvet on 3rd April 2009 at 16:03

That bridge used to be two railway sleepers when I was a kid
Remember me brother going hurtling down to it on his bike, getting wheel stuck in the gap and going head first into the infamous ‘yellow brook’ – for a week he had the look of jaundice until mam scrubbed him clean – happy days!

Comment by: Mark Conroy on 3rd April 2009 at 20:59

I still cross that bridge on my bike at least a couple of times a week.

Comment by: zoe on 4th April 2009 at 11:30

fab pic, i used play round here as a kid and we always wondered why it was orangy colour water, there was a tree near here to that had a big hole in that you could climb in, at the top of these step :)

Comment by: David on 4th April 2009 at 12:22

I remember the railway sleeper bridge. The photograph brings back many memories. Changing the subject. Are there any photographs the "fairy Glen' with its waterfall?

Comment by: Joe on 6th April 2009 at 14:19

Where is the Fairy glen,

Comment by: Pauline on 21st April 2009 at 17:52

Fairy Glen is in Appley Bridge

Comment by: David on 21st April 2009 at 22:51

The Fairy Glen that I meant, was about 500 yards from the bridge in the photograph, in the direction of Hall Lane.It was a small rocky waterfall with a stream that ran into, and was at right angles to the Douglas. I'm sure someone remembers it. It's 30 years since I have seen it, as I don't live in Wigan anymore.

Comment by: christine sharples on 26th August 2017 at 18:34

Does anyone remember the cafeteria in Fairy Glen, or have any photos ......I can't find any references online or images. As I recall, it was a large black and white wooden structure tudor-like in appearance with tips running up either side. We went every year as a walking day trip up Parbold Hill from my local Sunday school...Platt Bridge Independent Methodist Chapel. It was big and dark and very magical to a child. Anyone out there with info or memories to share..please post.

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