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Thu 26 Mar 2020

Midday went for walk via M61 underpass and River Lostock to Denham Springs Farm to buy some milk. Then up Birchin Lane and Hill Top Lane.

Pedestrian and River culvert.

As I needed milk I called at Denham Springs Farm where they a well stocked fridge in the yard and an honesty box for payment.

Pedestrian culvert and mystery rails.

Birchin Lane and Denham Springs Farm

Fresh local milk at any time

An evening bike ride along Marsh Lane, Brindle. 
Wed 25 Mar 2020

Still in restrictions due to Coronovirus. Walked to Clayton Brook for lunchtime 13:10 by motorway to meet Steve for walk. Heís been working from home.

New house on site of old Brindle, Pippin Street Reservoir.
Walked under motorway underpass (all lights damaged and not working) crossed field to site of White Bridge on old canal then past Brindle Waterworks House and photographed new house (empty) on site of old demolished Pippin Street reservoir. Along Pippin Street to Chesham Farm and across fields to remains of Summit Bridge where we stopped in the sunshine to eat the butties Iím made for us. Then walked back to starting point where Steve left to go home and I walked back home.

Summit Bridge, Grade II Listed Building in Brindle, Lancashire. Entry Number: 1362116

Remains of Summit Bridge.
Sun 22 Mar 2020

Morning cycled to Pleasington Crematorium on this Motherís Day to plot H1 where Mumís ashes are. It was a nice sunny day and I returned via Branch Road & Brindle.

Pleasington Crematorium

Sandall as it used to be in 2016

Branch Road, Sandall being re-built


Sandall called Sand Hole in 1909
It was a sad sight to see the Roebuck on Waterhouse Green, Whittle-le-Woods closed and the lights out. Iíve included a photo in happier times on a rainy evening last December 2019. Letís hope itís not too long before the doors open and the lights come on again.
Sat 21 Mar 2020

Daffodils on a lovely spring morning by Preston Rd., A6 at the bottom of Cow Well Ln. Whittle-le-Woods.
After a lovely clear sky last night I was hoping it would stay clear until this morning. There was a bit of low cloud as I watched the sunrise from Denham Lane, Brindle.
On the horizon to the right you can just see Darwen Tower (Jubilee Tower) 8.7km (5.4miles) away. It was opened in Sep 1898 and built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (60years). The actual Queen Victoria Jubilee was on 22 June 1897. She came to the throne when she was only 18 years old on 20th June 1837. Her coronation was a year later on 28 June 1838.
Thu 19 Mar 2020

Drove to Scout Road for 10am to meet Andy Hall. Then walked to entrance to tunnel near Whimberry Hill to crawl to end and do survey on way out.

The longer stretch of tunnel (30m)

Andy emerging from the entrance

Andy retuning round one of bends.
Tue 17 Mar 2020

This morning called at the Opticians for my annual eyesight check. Also had the amazing 3D OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scan. Itís the third Iíve had and they are able to check how the eye retina is progressing. New technology at its best Ė I love it.


Fri 06 Mar 2020

In North Vietnam.

In North Vietnam.
Mon 02 Mar 2020

In North Vietnam.
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