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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 7th September, 2022)

Sawney Brow


Sawney Brow
The Blackrod side of Sawney Brow, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Gary on 7th September 2022 at 07:44

As a teenager, miss the last bus back from Horwich, it was a walk down Crown Lane, up Tanners, down to Scot Lane, up Sawney left at Fingerpost, down Bolton Road.
For years I have wondered how I did it, but it does explain why I was slim then!!

Comment by: Veronica on 7th September 2022 at 07:52

A bright and uplifting scene, one that I have come to expect from you Dennis. Good to see that there’s still some ‘green belt’ left. A change from depressing scenes we can see everyday anywhere. An interesting perspective as well.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 7th September 2022 at 08:15

Beautiful photo Dennis,well done.Makes you feel better just to see it.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 7th September 2022 at 08:46

When I'm going down this road ( which is every week) I always wonder who catches a bus from that bus stop.
Ive also noticed that the building next to the bus stop has about 9 bricked up windows so maybe the building had another use at some time.
Pity this bright and uplifting scene is being spoiled by the four speeding cars an one noisy motorbike.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 7th September 2022 at 08:49

Looks like 6 cars to me Mick

Comment by: good old days on 7th September 2022 at 08:55

good call veronica but does anyone no why there a green lampost and the rest are grey r is it a shadow just asking

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th September 2022 at 09:00

That's a lovely scene to look at Dennis, and, as Veronica says, an interesting perspective. I like the name too....Sawney Brow. I wonder if it's called that on a map or is just a local name, in the way that Low Hall Nature Reserve in Platt Bridge is known as "Sammy's Flood"? I like "local" names for places; they give character and are passed on through the generations.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th September 2022 at 09:16

I think it’s called ‘old age’ nowadays Gary. Every so often I catch the ‘hospital bus’ to Blackrod. I get off at the Green Barn and walk down Tanner’s Brow. Make my way over into Horwich and under the Motorway bridge to Ken Bromley’s Art shop. A good walk, it’s great going but coming back and walking up Tanners Brow I have to admit to stopping to get my breath at least three times and leaning on somebody’s garden wall! I don’t know how long I will be able to do this but I will keep on going as long as I can….

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 7th September 2022 at 09:44

Good shot Dennis, How do you know the bike is noisy Mick ?

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 7th September 2022 at 10:04

And, I’ll bet Gary that you didn’t feel any pain at all until you tried to get out of bed at dinner time the next day!

Irene, I think Sawney may have been just a local name. Certainly, I always knew it as such when I was growing up there.

Comment by: DTease on 7th September 2022 at 10:10

Mick, you must have amazing powers if you can look at a photo and tell which of the vehicles are speeding. No wonder the Parish Council see you as a valuable asset.
Have you had any offers for the bike yet? Or as it already gone?

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 7th September 2022 at 10:17

Good old days, the green lamp post is in Blackrod which comes under Bolton.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 7th September 2022 at 11:09

Bikes never been for sale, All motorbikes are noisy, All the cars speed up that road.

Comment by: Dick Dastardly on 7th September 2022 at 11:25

Note the postings at 8.46 and 8.49 . Some remarkable E.S.P going on there.

Comment by: good old days on 7th September 2022 at 11:55

cheers for that

Comment by: Fred on 7th September 2022 at 12:37

I think the whole area is very pleasant, this is one of quite a few nice views.

Comment by: Cyril on 7th September 2022 at 16:16

Nice to see a corner of a field left for nature to blossom freely with plenty of wild flowers to attract and be ever so beneficial for insects, and indeed other wildlife too.

You was high up too Dennis, were you on the top deck of a bus, or atop a trailer of hay bales?

Mick, you know how these winding country lanes are a temptation for some folks to try and see just how fast they can go around the bends, and you also know that when around a bend they meet up with the back end of a heavy farm vehicle - they never try again.

Comment by: Gary on 7th September 2022 at 16:57

Dennis, often crawling out on all fours some mornings - mind you, it could have been the partial effect of pints of Howcoft's in Rivington top barn.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 7th September 2022 at 17:34

Mick, have you ever heard the phrase, ' loud pipes save lives '. Very true. However, not all bikes are loud. If you were to listen to a modern touring bike, you'd find they're very quiet indeed.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 7th September 2022 at 18:37

Cyril I always say you should drive around a bend thinking you are going to meet yourself coming from the other direction.

Comment by: Edna on 7th September 2022 at 22:10

Dennis, I knew this was one of yours, before I saw your name.Lovely!! Nothing spoiling that photo, not even the traffic.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 9th September 2022 at 18:57

This photograph shows the point of separate drainage areas, the Ribble drainage area to the left of the road and the Mersey drainage area to the right, showing the source of Borsdane Brook.

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