Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 19th August, 2017)
A rare sight these days, I remember one in Owfen that they set fire to and it burned for years until it was all red shale and then they carted it away.
Timeless photograph we'll look back at this in 50 years and really appreciate it, ha ha. ;-)
I'd have sworn this was taken at Billinge. Is that a Cree light you've got on the front of the bike Mick? Those rascals are brighter than a car headlight on full beam.
Interesting. We don't have those on the Island.
Is this down Park Road,to the left of the old Grammar School playing field?I can't think of any other slag heaps that are still around.
It looks like the one near the Deep pit off Ladies Lane, a real slag heap,not a pit ruck
This one takes me back, as a child walking down Hall Lane from Aspull, right, through the gap between Calais and California workings with Woodshaw (Wutchie) beyond.
From the top of Calais, looking south, the view of "Hindley Mountains" as I used to call them.
Small housing estates now cover Calais and California, Wutchie was planted with trees.
Still look down that way when I make the annual trip to St Elizabeth's church yard.
The light works off a dynamo in the hub of the front wheel Ozy, yes it is bright.
Yes its down Park road.
Its super on the top for riding ones bike
I think you are right Elizabeth,years since I have been there,don't remember all those trees
Thanks for replies. Been down Park Road today but as you say, there are a lot more trees now.
You don't know how fortunate you are then (ALAN VANCOUVER ISLAND) We were brought up wi um!
Mick, I do agree with you about riding a bike on these rucks.It must be over 55 years ago that I rode my by bike over the the well established bike track.There was another one between Liverpool Road and Wigan Road in Hindley that had a similar track.The one on your photo is due to be flattened in the next few years to build houses.I hope kids still use it.It is perhaps one of the last pit rucks in Hindley.