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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 1st August, 2020)

Under the M6

Under the M6
Under the M6 Motorway near Sandiforth Farm, Winstanley.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T1)
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Comment by: Fred Mason on 1st August 2020 at 08:27

Dead Man's Gulch is just beyond, by the farm, at least that what our teenage minds came up with in the early 60's.

Interesting pic.

Comment by: Beryl on 1st August 2020 at 08:41

So there is a lightat the end of the tunnel!

Comment by: Poet on 1st August 2020 at 13:17

O to be eleven again whooping through that tunnel with my mates on my yellow Raleigh Chopper bike . Charging toward the light with pennants fluttering from the eight foot ariel , waving wildly like a whip on the back of that long seat . The gleaming mirrors on the ape hanger handlebars flashing along the dim walls . And the immortal sounds . The crack crack crack of the jubbly packet wedged in the back wheel's spokes echoing to the tunnel's end , the boyish shrieks and the long final triumphant screeching skid amid a cloud of dust . Simple pleasures .

Comment by: Barrie on 1st August 2020 at 13:37

During its construction in 1961-63, this was Bridge No.5144 Sandyforth.
Further north (just before the M58 junction) there is another underpass (Bridge 5146 Atherton Farm /Hall Lane). Both underpasses are of similar construction and design. ( I will post in Album- Work M6- the photo of Hall lane underpass)

Comment by: Mick on 1st August 2020 at 14:49

The Pemers used to call it the tunnell of love,

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st August 2020 at 15:21

I wouldn't exactly call it The Tunnel of Love but I suppose if you're "Young and in Love" as The Marvelettes used to sing in our youth, it would have been!

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 1st August 2020 at 17:34

I went through the tunnel of love once, ... came out the other end at 'love fifteen' down, deprived of my Sixties-serenade. But Lo! ... .

Comment by: Mick on 1st August 2020 at 19:01

Irene I bet youv been up a few tunnel of love back street entry's for a bit of slap and tickle in your time.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st August 2020 at 21:33

You cheeky beggar, young Mick! I have been with my husband since I was 15 and that was 52 years ago! We used to stand in phone boxes to keep warm in the days when it was sixpence to make a 'phone -call and there was a telephone directory in situ. And we had to vacate it when there was someone waiting to make a call. I imagine they're hardly used these days, by courting couples or anyone else.

Comment by: Veronica on 1st August 2020 at 22:48

Irene that made me laugh, you forget how it was. Young love and not two ha'pennies to rub together.

Comment by: Mick on 1st August 2020 at 23:22

I remember them days Irene, the phone book was handy if you had copped off with a shorty.

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