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Tue 27 Dec 2022

Christmas Dinner.

Family Christmas Dinner.
Mon 26 Dec 2022
Walking home from my Christmas camp.

Marsden's Farm ruins.
Sun 25 Dec 2022
Christmas Day.
My Christmas Day morning walk (Sun 25th Dec 2022) was by the Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods War Memorial. I stopped to think about the unofficial Christmas Day truce in 1914 along parts of the Great War's Western Front. German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and games of football were played. The memorial lists those who died and I often wonder if any were involved in those games of football.  

Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods War memorial, Christmas Day.

Christmas Day camp.

Christmas Day meal.
Sat 24 Dec 2022
Christmas Eve.

Morning walk up to Coppice Stile House ruins.

Drinkwaters farm ruins.
A huge crowd turned up to enjoy the Heapey and Wheelton Christmas Carols around the Tree at the War Memorial Clock Tower this evening (Sat 24th Dec 2022). It was difficult getting near due to the crowds. Big thanks to the organisers, musicians and nativity children



Fri 23 Dec 2022

St John's Church from the cricket field.

Development on the Kem Mill site.
Wed 21 Dec 2022

Clachan settlement Allean forest.

Midwinter solstice  at Strathtummel.
Tue 20 Dec 2022

Drone aerial photo of the Schiehallion north observatory site.
Fri 16 Dec 2022
Evening view of the Whittle-le-Woods Christmas Tree on Waterhouse Green.

Thu 15 Dec 2022
This year's Christmas Card.

Wed 14 Dec 2022

This morning Keith came around 9am to look at my garage electrical problem. Hes a qualified electrician. Fitted a new armoured cable from inside consumer unit, through the wall and overhead to the garage to where he fitted a new consumer unit.

Old consumer unit in garage. 

New consumer unit in the garage.

Original consumer unit in the house.
Tue 13 Dec 2022

Christmas Quiz at Chorley Historical Society.
Mon 12 Dec 2022

Chameleon at Chorley Photographic Society.

Underground power supply to the garage blew sometime this evening.
Sun 11 Dec 2022

Drone DJI Moni 3 pro arrived from Amazon via Whittle CoOp pickup.
Sat 10 Dec 2022
A bit of overnight snow so went out for an early morning walk to take this photo of the Whittle-le-Woods Christmas tree on Waterhouse Green.

Fri 09 Dec 2022
A wander through Mount Pleasant Village.

The old Whittle Surgery building is now fenced off.

First batch of Christmas cards posted today.
Thu 08 Dec 2022

A very chilly bike ride to Pleasington Crematorium as its Dad's birthday.

Frost in Pleasington.

New water meter fitted today.

Water meter. 

First reading 0000.061 cu/m

Before fitting

After fitting.

I recently heard that Jim Newton of the Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club died recently at the age of 91. His funeral is today.

Jim Newton in the Easegill cave system
Wed 07 Dec 2022
Whittle-le-Woods Senior Citizens' Christmas Lunch in the Village Hall.

Village Hall.

Village Hall interior.

Mulled wine.

St John's pupils.


Pat and Eric.

Eric with Muriel.
Tue 06 Dec 2022
A wander through Mount Pleasant Village.

Santa's specs.

Evening view of the Whittle-le-Woods Christmas tree.
Mon 05 Dec 2022
This evening I was out for a chilly bike ride when I had to stop and take some snaps of the tree outside Westfield Tree Services, Riley Green, Hoghton. Its Christmas lights were turned on a few days ago. It looks better than ever this year as the roadside hedge (A675 Bolton Rd) also has lights.

Sun 04 Dec 2022
Wow! Such a fantastic turnout for the big switch on of the Whittle-le-Woods Christmas Tree Lights on Waterhouse Green. We were treated to the Chorley Silver Band to help the Christmas Carol singing plus mulled wine and mince pies.

Christmas Tree and friends.

Mince pies.

Chorley Silver band.
Sat 03 Dec 2022

Early evening walked to 'The Paddock' Dawson Lane to take some Christmas decoration photos for the owner.

New fron nearside brake calliper fitted by Stocks Garage.
Fri 02 Dec 2022

Morning walk in Mungrisdale Cumbria.

First walk for my new Zamberlan boots.

Canal towpath near Whins Bridge,
looks like about to be surfaced

Memorial plaque in Library House Surgery to Herbert Parke and the original Library

Memorial plaque in Library House Surgery to Herbert Parke and the original Library
Thu 01 Dec 2022

Greater Lancashire Hospital.
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