Photo-a-Day (Friday, 8th May, 2015)
Interesting photo, what is that black block at distant right.
Top of the 'Twenties' looking towards the 'Sevens' - our 'nesting' ground as kids - Kestral & Sparrow Hawks galore!
Brilliant! Is this accessable?
An interesting photo, I have only seen the viaduct from ground level before.
Interesting photo. I've not been at this level either. The black spot to the right is the shadow of some building! As ScholesMalc reminds me of times I went "nesting". Nearly tore my hands off on barbed wire once. God paying us back! lol
In the background are the black piers remains of the Boar's head Viaduct that once stood 86 Ft above the valley floor. This photo taken by Mike Lavin is the old Whelley Viaduct, build by the Lancashire Union railway. Good photo Mike.
The black spot or square to the right of the photo is one of the 'domineos'. These are the pillars that supported the other douglas viaduct. This line ran from Boar's Head Junction through Red Rock, to Adlington.
The black block as you say Ken, is one of the few remaining pillars constructed of blue brick which once held up the viaduct,good photo Mike.
There's an aerial view taken by Dave Oy on 10th March 2008 on p.a d.
Is this a recent photo?
Just like you Scholes Mac / Gio. Today we would be arrested and charged for nesting.
jude and so they should be arrested for take birds eggs.
Yes this is a recent photo I took it about 2 weeks ago it's not really acessable but I found a way up onto the bridge it's all overgrown with trees either end this photo was taken from the centre of the bridge above the square arches if you no what I mean..
Alex , that's what we did. I will always have great memories of nesting , and I,m sure others will as well.
Kept them in a shoe box (remember them) with cotton wool Jude after they were blown which was an art. (The eggs are pierced and yolk removed) then Dad made us a frame to exhibit them. Took them school once; teachers were most impressed!
click 14334 in search at the top of this photo, you will see the Boar's head and Whelley Viaduct in it's working environment.
Sure do Gio. One of the local bullies would stop and search us to take not any money we had but our eggs. How times change. Taught me a hell of a lot about nature going nesting.