Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 8th July, 2018)
Smoke over Blackrod
All that smoke spread all over Shevy Eddie.
Sad to see this on the news. I hope it's all sorted now
A very sad sight.
A lovely summery scene despite the smoke and very dry grass. I believe the fires were started deliberately.
Nice to see the two Mexican firemen
Hose A and Hose B helping out.
(Groans and sound of bottles breaking against chicken wire).
This level of vandalism is totally unacceptable and should be stamped on. However I have vivid memories from childhood (late 1950s) of when the Anglezarke moors would be deliberately set on fire to encourage the new heather for the Grouse shooting season. This was particularly dramatic when you went to Aspull on the bus and you could see the moors in distance. Does this still go on and if not when did it finish ?
This is an excellent photo in its own right - a good view of the hinterland of Blackrod and Little Scotland.
I can just remember the plane crash on Winter Hill in 1957 and the difficulty of getting rescue teams up to the site.
I went up last week to see if they wanted a hand.
It seems as though the smoke is just moments away from pouring over the rooftops, giving extra drama to an otherwise green and pleasant scene, - thoughts of Spivey Point quashed.
Yes Mick, you and plenty others getting in the way of professionals doing their job, this despite repeated requests for the public to keep away and not rubberneck.
One day it was like a misty day around Wigan and the smell of burn was horrid and left an horrible taste at the back of your throat, just like those awful, ever increasing wood burners do in Winter.
Aye,aye, Cyril the squirrel.
I've got a wood-burner and a fire-pit outside which is regularly lit in the summer. Mind you, some of my neighbours seem to have coughing fits when lit!! ;-)
oui, oui, Onion Johnny.
I'm hoping Theresa May gets the boot and Michael Gove is voted in as Prime Minister, then he'll ban all of those awful burners as they release by far; more carcinogenic particulates that any diesel vehicle. They make a mockery of The Clean Air Act whether Defra approved or not.