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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th June, 2016)

Pepper Pot

Pepper Pot
One of the Pepper Pots, Upholland.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
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Comment by: Garry on 9th June 2016 at 04:40

Lovely shot Mick of a lovely place.

Comment by: joe graney on 9th June 2016 at 05:30

Mick good picture, like the bike.

Comment by: A.W. on 9th June 2016 at 08:08

Used to walk over there regularly as kids, happy days! Thanks for the memory Mick.

Comment by: Vb on 9th June 2016 at 09:08

Lovely scene - I prefer to look at the Pepper Pot than that mast in the distance!

Comment by: Johnny on 9th June 2016 at 09:17

Good shot Mick.
Can anyone tell me its history?
Looks like its been repaired several times by the patchwork of different bricks!
I like your bike-stand. I used to rest me bike on the road kerb with the pedal!

Comment by: beryl on 9th June 2016 at 20:04

What exactly are these pepper pot's seen them elsewhere and have often wondered

Comment by: Neil Cain on 9th June 2016 at 20:13

Vb you don't have to look at the mast if viewed from the other direction....see 18th September 2014

Comment by: RON HUNT on 9th June 2016 at 20:35

beryl I think they are ventilation shafts for the Railway tunnel

Comment by: Vb on 9th June 2016 at 21:10

A bit more information on the Pepperpots as well Neil ! I hadn't a clue as to what they were. Getting on with "A Footplateman Remembers" those lads didn't half have some fun!

Comment by: Ellen on 11th June 2016 at 05:16

Will someone please remind me,-is the tunnel between Upholland station and Orrel?

Comment by: Neil Cain on 11th June 2016 at 11:07

Yes Ellen, they ventilated the tunnel you can see if you look over the bridge next to where the old Sandbrook Arms pub used to be just down from Upholland College

Comment by: Ellen on 14th June 2016 at 04:28

Thanks Neil; it's been a long time!

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