Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 3rd September, 2017)
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
I like the top left bridge best because its a combination of steel and wood handrails
This is a lovely wood,stretching from Hindley to Aspull (Dicconson Lane)end.Enjoy walking through regularly.Thanks for the pic.
Interesting compilation, Harry.
I wonder what the same scene would look like in the winter and spring.
I cannot thank you enough Harry. I recognised the first bridge immediately and the steps up to the keeper's cottage.
The other bridges have different side barriers than was the case in 1953/54.
That piece of woodland is a gem.
Lovely pictures brings back good old memories when I was young, we all used to mess about in there as I am from aspull. never forget how life used to be in those good old 70s years, not like today its awful and bad. Thanks Harry for these wonderful pictures.
Great pictures of an ancient wood, brings back many childhood memories.There used to be some old cottages at the entrance to the wood at the Hindley end, think they are long gone.
Thanks all, I often walk through the woods it's more natural than Haigh Plantations, and quieter, more suitable for dog owners. Fred if you look on photo a day 3/11/08 there's a photo of the brook looking more like a river that I took during the flooding we had. H.
We've been in the wood on Christmas Day; it was some years ago with our dogs, (now sadly gone). It was magical! To be honest, lovely though it is, I wouldn't like to walk through on my own....there is a silence you can almost hear and it can be a bit creepy, almost as if someone is watching you.
Henry 7, I vaguely remember the cottages from when I was a very small child....I have a feeling one was a little shop, or at least a place where you could buy toffees or a drink.
That would most likely have been me Irene. I spend quite a lot of my spare time hiding in the trees in Borsdane wood watching people go past. In fact my case comes up before Wigan magistrates in a couple of weeks time. Apologies if I frightened you.
I must admit I have never ventured in Borsdane Wood but I'll bet my Crompton ancestors did -it looks lovely.
Irene, I used to go to Castle Hill school with a girl who lived in the cottages, her name was Eileen Peers.
Yes, that's quite a shot, Harry. ( 3/11/08 ). Looks more like the Mersey..!!!!!
I'll bail you out, Ozy! x.
Irene, I lived in Aspull and would occasionally walk through Borsdane and I agree with your description of the feeling. I was always glad to get out, and this would be 70+yrs ago.