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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 13th July, 2021)


Chapel Lane cobbled bridge, Parbold.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: PeterP on 13th July 2021 at 06:30

Bit of a bone shaker riding a bike over these cobbles.

Comment by: Mick on 13th July 2021 at 07:41

Irene and Helen, its the bridge on chapel lane Parbold, its goes over the Leeds Liverpool canal.
To get to it you can go along the canal bank or by going down wood lane and then turning right on to chapel lane, over the Southport to Manchester railway line at the level crossing.
Once one as crossed over the cobbled bridge you come to chapel house barn and some old houses and also a monument showing where the old chapel lane chapel used to stand.
Theres a video here showing the chapel crossing, chapel lane barn and the chapel monument, that shows the actual location of the old chapel.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th July 2021 at 08:06

Well done Mick , lots of explanation !

Good interesting pic...shame about the telegraph pole but you always show it as it is !

Comment by: TerryW on 13th July 2021 at 08:39

Did the people know you were taking pictures of them, Mick?

Comment by: Mick on 13th July 2021 at 09:22

Helen Just think how many birds have sat on top of it over the time and I bet the telegraph pole would have been life changing when it was put up so its part of the history of the place.
It would have transferred call from the farm to the doctors, relations and all the emergency services, now its letting the residents keep in touch with the world by the WWW.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th July 2021 at 09:53

Thankyou for your detailed explanation Mick; I'm sure Helen and myself are grateful to have had things made clear but I actually recognised today's photo as I have been over that bridge. I DO have to say I like your observation about the role the telegraph pole has played over the years, transferring calls from farms to doctors, to relatives and friends., with good news and bad. I have put similar comments on your photos over the years, such as your Parbold Bottle, (or it may have been Ashurst Beacon), photo some time ago when I said how it makes me think of all the fashions it has seen over the years. It's not often we see eye-to-eye but those sentiments are my own....I like the continuity of things. And I love cobbles. The streets of my childhood were cobbled and some still are.

Comment by: Edna on 13th July 2021 at 10:42

Nice photo, love the cobbles,and the lovely sky, I wonder will the people find themselves on here, as I once did on a photo DTease once took in Haigh Hall, for WW Album.In Winter, it was a lovely find, brought back memories.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th July 2021 at 12:54

I must say it looks a lovely spot on the old cobbled bridge, you can can see some spectacular countryside. I wonder if Mick can see the old homestead.

Comment by: Mick on 13th July 2021 at 13:31

One thing you cant see from this cobbled bridge is Ashurst Beacon, it should just be above the mans head but its now been hidden by these green fingered tree planters.

Comment by: e on 13th July 2021 at 15:14

Cobblestone of history reek ,
Memories footsteps loudly speak ,
Tread by many close and past ,
Seasons come but longings last ,
All will wither but stones live on,
Cobbled hearts hold memories gone...

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th July 2021 at 15:51

That is a simple but beautiful verse 'e'. Puts things in a nutshell.

Comment by: irene roberts on 13th July 2021 at 15:53

That's a lovely poem, "e" and puts me in mind of "The Brook" by Alfred. Lord Tennyson. which I have remembered from my schooldays...."for men may come and men may go, but I go on forever".

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