Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 25th November, 2012)
Bliss!!! Cheers Edward!!!
Theres some Red Rock videos here.
Nice light in this photo Edward. Good shot. Does anyone know where the name Red Rock came from - any particular story behind it?
great photo but at the moment were are getting fantastic sunrise and sun sets over here
Janice - the name is usually associated with a red sandstone outcrop - there was a Red Brow in my home village of Kirkby, where the underlying sandstone was red. But Wigan is built on the yellow Sherdley sandstone, so it's unlikely to be that. Perhaps there was an outcrop of iron ore thereabouts, which leached red onto the stone.
Janice, refer to :-
See my comment at 19:48 of 23rd Nov. on my P-a-D 18th Nov., re canal boat trips on Kittywake.
Ernest Just looked at the Wiganmans website and it says the streams in Wigan also run red and yellow with iron.
This why Calico wood is called Calico wood after the yellow stream.
Red sandstone is present in the area, and accompanied local shallow coal measures. There are remains of two quarries, one in Sandstone Wood off School Lane, and one off Red Rock Lane. Rev David is correct about the iron ore causing red staining in the stone, but is definitely sandstone. All the stone was worked out years ago.
I'm looking to get in touch with Sean Gibney (of march green). He attended St Thomas Moor school ,left in 1§970/71. Haven't seen him since September 1978. does anyone know him and where he can be contacted?
Thank you for the information and links Gentlemen. All very interesting.