Photo-a-Day (Monday, 7th October, 2013)
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Smashing picture Colin....I presume that the bike is yours .....a nice one for my album.....cheers!!!
Looks like a lovely quiet day.
our playground as a kid and no-one called it the 'Rabbit Rocks' - it was the 'Rockies' - being going up ther for over fifty years and I a'int seen a rabbit yet!
Lovely lead in .The Bike takes you into the picture .good perspective .
Truly a nice picture
Cracking photo, Colin.
that's a lovely shot. sunshine makes all the difference doesn't it?
Thank you so much for bringing back such lovely memories I have of going up these locks on a summer Sunday afternoon.
Perfect! Lovely shot.
Beautiful, tranquil photo Colin.
Has an owd incer Scholes Malc, I've always known it has Rabbit Rocks, infact it's known has RR all over WW.
I have just been informed from a reliable source (!!!) that the place in the photo was known as 'Sandy Bottoms'
And you are right about the 'Rockies' as well Scholes Malc.
Colin can I please borrow your bike ???
Where would the number one lock start, is it in Leeds or Liverpool?
What a lovely serene shot.
Colin I love your picture. This was my playground as a kid. I have to say its changed for the better, the spoil heaps have all been landscaped and trees planted. I walk there quite often since reirement.
a good un is this
Swam in the sandy bottoms many a time as a kid also the Deepy and to any one from Ince it was always known as the rabbit rocks.
Thanks for all your lovely comments.
Of course You can borrow my bike Tricia....when!
A lovely straight genuine shot with no tricks, that's the way I like it. best wishes.
in the 50's i to swan in most the locks, and know the rocks as the rabbit rocks.
Les, Number 1 lock is in Leeds, see:-
Look at the graphic on right hand side of the page (you may have to expand the 'To Bootle' section to get info about locks near Wigan.)
Next weekend lol
Great picture Colin....a lot to see.Bet you got that bike for your birthday didnt you ?
That section of the canal was empty this afternoon.
That's a lovely photo Colin, very Quiet and colourful, a sunny day..well done
With you on this one Malc. Never heard them called Rabbit Rocks, only on WW. Perhaps it is a name used by Incers. The Rockies to people from Gods country Scholes and Whelley.
Do you mean where all the tin house pe-fabs and flats are based, JACK...
Garry, not seen any tin houses. Where are they please?, would like to have a look at them when I get back up there.
Try Platt Lane...Durham Street, to name afew.
Colin I've just been looking back and seen this photo, I don't know how I missed it as it's next to one of mine, however better late than never and I think it's an excellent photo. Cheers H.
Garry I think you will find that the tin houses 'prefabs' went some years ago, having lasted a lot longer than they were intended to when they were built.