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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 5th December, 2017)


Tunnels close to Borsdane Wood.

Photo: Maurice  (Fuji X100f)
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Comment by: Poet on 5th December 2017 at 00:24

An engrossing captivating photo Maurice. Bit gothic. Bit stained glass window.. wonderful.

Comment by: Ellen on 5th December 2017 at 04:39

A very interesting picture; there is a lot going on with multiple colours and textures (if that is the right word). I especially like the small figure at the other end, with his/her red jacket!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th December 2017 at 07:29

Light & dark. I too like the splash of red at the far end. Another excellent image Maurice.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th December 2017 at 08:43

Been through those tunnels many times and I remember a row of old houses, a little way into the wood, one of which was like a little shop, selling toffees and ice-cream. A young lad died jumping what were called "the landings" on top of the tunnels; that would have been, I think, in the early 1960s. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Comment by: Gary Leece on 5th December 2017 at 09:05

Last time I saw those, the brickwork was in better condition.About 50 years ago!
An evocative photo - for me this was the end of the wood. The Hindley lot, this was the beginning.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th December 2017 at 09:23

It's the light at the end of the tunnel I find meaningful.....

Comment by: Roy on 5th December 2017 at 10:24

Good one Maurice, getting out and about these days aren't you? Yes i'm ok thank you i hope you and yours are too.

Comment by: Maurice on 5th December 2017 at 11:52

Irene you are right about the old houses,we used to call there,I think it was the far end house where we bought pop from,Roy,I rang you and left a message,everyone at this end are fine,regarding walking,level bits and slight slopes are no problem,stop and go on the other parts.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 5th December 2017 at 13:05

Great photo right hand tunnel looks like a ghost in blue unless I’ve had to much pop .

Comment by: Al on 5th December 2017 at 14:10

At this end of Borsdane wood, during the late 90s, there was a very rusty and almost rotten MGB GT classic car, together with an equally rusty Jag (Daimler Sovereign or maybe XJ6) which were just sat outside one of the houses as you came out of the tunnel.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 5th December 2017 at 17:13

Yes, Irene you are right about the boy dying from jumping the 'Landings', it was in 1959. David Gibson, aged 14years, lived at Chapel Green.

Comment by: Pw on 5th December 2017 at 19:19

AI. I remember those cars, rusty and full of green moss.

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