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Wed 31 Mar 2021

Some interesting artefacts at Martin Edwards
Reclamation at Bamber Bridge.
 
Sun 28 Mar 2021

Refurbished.
Sun New steps by the apprentice.
The refurbished footbridge at lock 6, Johnsons Hillock Locks, Leeds and Liverpool Canal is now complete and open.
 
Thu 25 Mar 2021


I recently heard the sad news that St Chads Parish Centre Club, Whittle-le-Woods will soon close for good.

St Chads Parish Centre
 
Sat 20 Mar 2021
 

Above Belmont is this good view of the cross section of a dry stone wall.
 
Fri 19 Mar 2021
 

Peel Monument.
The Peel Monument is on Holcombe Moor above Ramsbottom. It commemorates Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) who was twice Prime Minister of the UK. He also founded the Metropolitan Police Service. It was opened in September 1852.
Wed 17 Mar 2021
 

Calder Mill.
Walking above Hebden bridge, Yorkshire I saw this view from Hebble End of the old Calder Mill and its chimney. Apparently it was destroyed by fire in 1964.

Stoodley Pike Monument
Stoodley Pike monument is on the Pennine Way route.
The first monument was started in 1814 and commemorated the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It was completed in 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo (Napoleonic Wars). It collapsed in 1854 after an earlier lightning strike and decades of weathering.
The current monument is a replacement designed in 1854 by local architect James Green and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War.
The inscription above the entrance is worn and covered with lichen but it is legible and reads:

A PEACE MONUMENT
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
COMMENCED IN 1814 TO COMMEMORATE
THE SURRENDER OF PARIS TO THE ALLIES
AND FINISHED AFTER THE BATTLE OF
WATERLOO WHEN PEACE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1815.
BY A STRANGE COINCIDENCE
THE PIKE FELL ON THE DAY THE RUSSIAN
AMBASSADOR LEFT LONDON BEFORE THE
DECLARATION OF WAR WITH RUSSIA IN 1854.
WAS REBUILT WHEN PEACE WAS RESTORED IN
1856
RESTORED AND LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR FIXED
1889
Sun 14 Mar 2021

08 Dec 2019 
Sun Today 14th March 2021 
Today is Mothers Day. First thing cycled to Pleasington Crematorium to plot H1 where Mumís ashes are. On the way cycled along Hillcrest Road to compare views after redevelopment.
 
Sat 13 Mar 2021

Walking Day 1934.
Sun Today Sat 13th March 2021 
Chorley Market Street then and now. March 2021 and Walking day 1934.
 
Fri 12 Mar 2021
 

Trig Post on Hoolster Hill.
Drove to Nabís Head then walked along Further Lane and up track to visit Trig Post on Hoolster Hill. Haad butties for lunch then walk back via Hoolster Farm.
Thu 11 Mar 2021

The Old Odeon cinema in the process of demolition. Its last use was Gala Bingo.

Illustration by Ian Robinson. 

The Odeon / Gala Bingo in Oct 2016

Market Street, Chorley and the site of the former Royal Theatre.


MThe Royal Theatre.

Illustration by Ian Robinson. 
 
 
Mon 08 Mar 2021
Picked up a copy of the Chorley Journey through our History of Entertainment from Ebb & Flo bookshop. It was produced by Ian Robinson & Estelle.

 
Wed 03 Mar 2021

Drinkwaters ruins in 2008.

Todays photo of the wall remains  demolished by United Utilities earlier this week.

Lancashie Telegraph article about the desecration.
 
 
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