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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 19th October, 2015)

West Pennine Moors


West Pennine Moors
The West Pennine Moors taken from Ephraim Fold, Aspull. According to Wikipedia, looks like Ephraim was part of Israel.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 19th October 2015 at 00:48

Nice photo Mick. Ephraim's Fold has been a great vantage point for snapping the West Pennines, for ever, looks like a lazy hazy day.

Comment by: Jonno on 19th October 2015 at 12:03

Pleasant, but not one of your better ones, sorry Mick.

Comment by: Mick on 19th October 2015 at 14:34

Jonno its not supposed to be a better one, its just a snap of what you can see from Ephraim Fold, Aspull

What it did for me was to make me look up Ephraim, and it made me wonder why anybody would call that area of Aspull Ephraim, I have now found out it is part of Israel.

If there is anything that I do like about it is the red tractor logo, it show that its a British photo.

Comment by: Mick on 19th October 2015 at 14:43

And its now made me wonder who lives in that house thats bigger than mine.

Comment by: Aubrey on 19th October 2015 at 18:37

If it makes you feel any better Mick, that house is bigger than mine also.
I'm believe the site where that house is is where a farm breeding shire horses was, between 25 and 30 years ago.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 19th October 2015 at 18:53

Ephraim and Manasseh were the sons of Joseph, and were adopted by Jacob. Thus, when the Israelites entered the promised land (Canaan) they were among the twelve tribes, each of which was descended from Jacob.
They were each allotted territories - apart from the priestly tribe of Levi - which bore their names - so Ephraim was a northern area between the Jordan and the Mediterranean.
Over time Ephraim came to be used as the name for all the northern territories, and Judah the name for the southern ones - which included the territory allotted to Benjamin, where Jerusalem was - so Judah became more significant. Meanwhile, the name of Israel came to be used in place of Ephraim to represent the northern kingdom.
The tribal distinctions were mainly lost during the Exile in Babylon (597-538BC), and subsequent conquests led to all the tribes becoming generally known as the Jews.

Having said all that - this place was probably named after someone called Ephraim - there's a pic of how it used to look in the Album - a row of cottages and farm buildings:
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=7647&gallery=Aspull&offset=0

Comment by: Garry on 19th October 2015 at 18:58

A little blared but nice.

Comment by: Mick on 19th October 2015 at 22:16

Just looked at the old photo Rev and there is one comment saying ..Was it named after Ephraim Stringer

Comment by: Jonno on 20th October 2015 at 00:26

Garry, blurred is the word !!!!

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