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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st December, 2017)

Amberswood lake

Amberswood lake

Photo: Maurice  (Fuji X100f)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st December 2017 at 07:33

Another brilliant photo Maurice !

Comment by: Harry C. on 21st December 2017 at 07:55

Nice one, used to walk my dogs round there. H.

Comment by: Alan H on 21st December 2017 at 09:26

Was this Mellings Flash? Allegedly had a giant pike in it but it was never caught.

Comment by: Pw on 21st December 2017 at 12:58

Alan H,this is a man made lake.When the land was reclaimed all the waters in this area were filled in.The biggest pike I ever saw was in a flash called the Big Vee which was near the lake in the photo and that too was never caught

Comment by: Poet on 21st December 2017 at 14:51

They say he's there... somewhere
Lurking in the dark.
A green silent scythe
With an hideous crocodile head.
A smiling gunslinger assassin,
Ancient never captive outlaw of the deep..
No one's ever faced him
But in the nightmare dreams of sleep.

Comment by: Howard P on 21st December 2017 at 18:27

I suspect water life is in there.

Comment by: Ellen on 21st December 2017 at 18:38

Great photograph, Maurice. love the sky and the flash of colour on the far shore!

Comment by: Maurice on 21st December 2017 at 23:44

Thanks for the comments,there were two lodges here before,with a disused rail track between them,one was the Greenwaters,the other one I can't remember the name,Mellings No1 is still there,but it's a mess.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd December 2017 at 12:16

Maurice,we called the other flash the Raynor but some people called it the G.C.The railway line was the Great Western line(G C) from Manchester Central to Wigan Central.Where is Mellings No 1?

Comment by: Maurice on 23rd December 2017 at 16:16

Pw,Raynor doesn't ring a bell,and I thought the G C water was further away,Melling No1 is between Seaman Way and the Wigan to M/c rail line,it's in a bad way since the industrial units came,do you remember Johnsons Flash.

Comment by: Pw on 24th December 2017 at 06:33

The pond I called the G C was near Hindley prison.I fished in Johnsons flash many times,it had plenty big bream.The only water I recall that sounds like the Mellings No1 you mention used to have plenty fresh water mussels in it.The Raynor was a very popular place in summer for people to go and swim, the water was very clear.

Comment by: Maurice on 24th December 2017 at 10:51

I believe Mellings No1 was part of Mellings flash at one time,it was a good fishing water years ago,it's a Wigan anglers water,the flash where lots swam in,we knew as the Green waters,the one on the other side of he old rail track was the one we fished in,the brook which runs into the new Aberswood lake comes from Mellings No1 overflow,and runs out at the other end into Borsdane brook

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