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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 25th September, 2022)

Borsdane Wood

Borsdane Wood

Photo: Fred  (Sony RX1R2)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 25th September 2022 at 07:49

Good one, Fred! Borsdane is lovely wood in all seasons but it somehow makes me uneasy in there; it's as if something is watching.

Comment by: Gary on 25th September 2022 at 08:40

As a two year old, in good weather, regularly walked as far the arches with my grandad, coming from Aspull.
Never went beyond the arch - beyond was a mystery, called "Hindley"!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 25th September 2022 at 09:33

Walk in here regularly,usually down the slope from the fields.Love it,it's beautiful.x

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 25th September 2022 at 09:46

Borsdane wood is a great place to cycle down from Aspull to Hindley, only trouble is you do get a lot of dog irresponsible walkers using the same path.

Comment by: Fred on 25th September 2022 at 09:48

There used to be three houses about 100 yards further on, one on the end used to sell pop, and Hindley, Aspull and Westhoughton Councils used to charge a penny in the pound on the rates for the upkeep of the wood.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th September 2022 at 10:43

There’s some lovely walks around Westhoughton fields with signs that lead to Borsdane Woods, I never went that far though. Sadly some of the fields are being built on with overpriced housing.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th September 2022 at 10:59

I just about remember those houses, Fred, although I was only a very small child being brought with my parents. I remember being bought some pop from the end house. We lived in Ince, and Sunday afternoons in Summer meant Wigan Park, Haigh Hall or Borsdane Wood. In later years, Peter and I used to take our dogs there, (I assure you we cleaned up after them!), and I can remember being in there one sunny Christmas Day morning, very early, with mist hanging through the trees and the sound of Borsdane Brook.....it was like something out of a fairy-tale. And yet there was always something sinister to me, (perhaps I have too much imagination!), and we started to take the dogs to Viridor Wood instead, which was much more open.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 25th September 2022 at 11:38

Welcome to Standish Veronica !!

Comment by: Linma on 25th September 2022 at 16:06

It just reminded me of walking through the tunnel on the railway line at the back of Wigan Road in Standish.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th September 2022 at 16:11

The way things are going we’ll soon be joined up with Standish
WN. It’ll be like Europe with open borders. Although coming back through the port of Dunkirk earlier this last week I can’t believe the time it took to check our passports to cross the Channel- how come they aren’t as strict with the illegals who haven’t got passports???

Comment by: Veronica on 26th September 2022 at 10:24

Reading the Mail on Saturday, there was a long line of about 30 to 40 illegals being ‘escorted’ to a bus that dropped them off at a beach where they boarded dinghies in full view of people walking about. One lot were discovered and the rubber boat was ‘bursted’ and they were turned back! This was near Dunkirk and it’s said they all paid about £2000 for a place on the boats. In broad daylight…. Unbelievable!!!

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