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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 16th February, 2019)

Wintry Winter Hill


Wintry Winter Hill
Taken a few days ago.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Linma on 16th February 2019 at 06:34

A bit different now to when my son and his colleagues were working round the clock in blistering heat trying to put out fires.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th February 2019 at 08:43

It looks beautiful yet there's been quite a few aircraft disasters up there. I remember the one in 1958 flying from the IOM killing 37 people. Not forgetting the aircraft during the war, an American plane in 1942, and the crew of a Wellington Bomber in 1943 and others besides in the 50's and 60's.

Comment by: Gary on 16th February 2019 at 10:13

The tallest mast, in the foreground, was erected in 1964/65 for the new BBC2 service.
The conical one, just off centre, was the original 1954 ITV mast.
Pigeon Tower at the edge of the central clump of trees.
A good photo, evoking many memories.

Comment by: Nick on 16th February 2019 at 12:21

Always look on the bright side eh Veronica

Comment by: Mick on 16th February 2019 at 12:35

If I had been a member of the IRA blowing up squad, I would have blown up the Winter Hill telly mast I think it would have upset a lot of people in Granada land when there screens went blankety blank.

Comment by: Poet on 16th February 2019 at 13:04

Wouldn't have bothered me, no telly.
Cretinous programmes with seriously annoying presenters.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th February 2019 at 14:25

Bright for us Nick, but not for those who gave their lives for us during the war and far from home.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 16th February 2019 at 15:57

Mick... it WAS attacked, by the Welsh! Protesting over Welsh Language TV, or lack thereof. They tried to break in and disrupt transmission.

Comment by: Mick on 16th February 2019 at 19:04

I didnt know that Caddy

Comment by: Beryl on 16th February 2019 at 19:08

A wonderful photo, I have never seen it looking like that before. Well done!

Comment by: From Where on 16th February 2019 at 22:15

Pray , Wigan children , be not , be not me
For if you have adventure, there is a glorious world .. out there .. to see ..

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