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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 3rd September, 2022)

Low Hall

Low Hall
Low Hall Local Nature Reserve, Platt Bridge.

Photo: Fred  (Sony DSC-RX100M6)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd September 2022 at 00:14

Low Hall Eh!. So low you can't even see it.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd September 2022 at 06:49

It will always be Sammy’s flood to plenty people.It certainly has change in my lifetime.There were always swans on it,used to feed them when we were kids.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd September 2022 at 07:21

Nice pic, Fred. We took our Jamie's dogs, Wilson and Rudy, round there when we looked after them on the Bank Holiday weekend. The sign says "Low Hall Nature Reserve" but it will always be "Sammy's Flood" to the locals.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 3rd September 2022 at 07:27

Good photo Fred, I like the reflections of the trees & clouds on the water, looks very peaceful place be.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd September 2022 at 07:57

I love the fluffy clouds in the sky and the water is as clear as a bell reflecting them. Plenty space for the swans to paddle away. Quite a bit more to see when it’s enlarged.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 3rd September 2022 at 08:35

One of my favourites..

Comment by: good old days on 3rd September 2022 at 08:40

use to fish that years ago big pike in there knocking on 20 pounds can you still fish it

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 3rd September 2022 at 09:37

Its flat calm, I cant stop because today is Morcambe Vintage Weekend.
Vintage by the Sea Festival 2022.


Comment by: fred on 3rd September 2022 at 09:59

The pic was taken about 7pm,when the light was good, the lake can only be seen from a couple of places now due to the weeds taking over, and I would think you can fish here, the problem is finding a space.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd September 2022 at 12:06

Sammy’s used to be divided more or less by borsdane brook into two floods we called little Sammy’s at the Liverpool Road side and big Sammy’s on the pipe track side.The brook was sometimes heavily polluted by raw sewage from three overspills that I knew of and Keystone paints sometimes dumped waste paint directly in the brook and always killed a lot of fish in the brook.Only one half of big Sammy’s ever got contaminated because of where the brook came in and went out,the rest was a lot cleaner and little Sammy’s was quite clean.The area was still full of wildlife especially birds.There were plenty big pike in little Sammy’s.When it froze over you could see pike under the ice in the big flood,it was not very deep.Both were always surrounded by vegetation mainly reed mace which we called bullrushes.At one time I think some fishing club must have taken it and built platforms but it was always hard to fish.It was a kids paradise and it is quite a few years ago that I last saw it.It was a nice walk but I was somewhat disappointed even though people have obviously tried to make it a better place.

Comment by: Marky on 3rd September 2022 at 16:52

That’s a cracking picture that Fred . The contrast of the two swans, with the clouds and colours in the reflection , make it a gem of a picture for me . Thank you for sharing Fred.

Comment by: Marky on 3rd September 2022 at 17:59

Pw , What a wonderful and informative description for any outsider or ignorant .
I only know/knew bullrushes. I’ve never ever heard of reed mace , that was my world . We were close knit and called things and places , our way . There is often conflict on WW how things we knew where called . I find this sad , as all that mattered was how ‘we’ saw it and how ‘we’ called it . Ours , if you like , because that’s how it was , and that’s how we named it !
Hugely enjoyed your post Pw

Comment by: Edna on 3rd September 2022 at 23:04

Love this photo Fred, thank you, very soothing.

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