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Wed 01 Mar 2023
Fri 31 Mar 2023
Morning visit to the Horwich Heritage Centre.

Out for a bike ride along Whins Lane and the old milepost.

Car through wall at Sandy Lane junction with Blackburn Old Road.

Mon 27 Mar 2023
At Chorley Photographic Society this evening I was awarded a Life Membership Certificate and a cake for being a continuous member for over 50 years. I am the 3rd to get the award and first to get a cake. Others are Noel Morgan and Gordon Jenkins.
My certificate.

Cake and certificate.

Over 50 years at Chorley Photographic Society.
Sat 25 Mar 2023
Morning visit to the Horwich Heritage Centre.


Old 78rpm recording made by the Howrich R.M.I. (Railway Mechanics Institute) Band of Three Blind Mice + Perfection polka on the Zonophone Records label - 2358. There is no date but the company formed in 1932 so the recording is probably from that decade.

19th century music box.

Evening cycle ride along Marsh Lane Brindle.
Wed 22 Mar 2023

Cheltering from the snow & wind in the bothy above Tempar Burn.
Sat 18 Mar 2023
Another great morning with “A Step into the Wild” group and thanks to Tenene & Michael for organising it. Tenene took the group though Denham Hill Quarry in Brindle then on to the summit and its Ordnance survey Trig Post. I then explained what the trig posts were for and how they were used by the Ordnance Survey for mapping the whole of the country. The next stop was the nearby site of Brindle Workhouse that operated from around 1734 until its closure in 1871. They took in the poor from 15 parishes around the area including inmates that nobody else would take. Conditions were grim and deaths occurred. Then we reached the Royal Observer corps (ROC) underground bunker where Michael explained its use during the Cold War period when it operated from the early 1960s to monitor possible atomic bomb blasts if a nuclear conflict had occurred.

Denham Hill Trig Post, Brindle.

ROC (Royal Observer Corps) Bunker.

Down the steps.

Signing the visitors book.
Fri 10 Mar 2023

DCalled to see Glenda and Terry west to talk about Terry's time working at Withnell Fold Paper Mill.

Terry in the RAF.

Glenda and Terry.
Wed 08 Mar 2023

Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria near Keswick. I’ve photographed it many times in the past but only at ground level. Today's photos were from higher up via a drone to give a better impression of its place in the landscape.
It is one of the earliest British circles, constructed about 5,000 years ago during the Neolithic period. It is roughly 1,000 years older than Stonehenge in Wiltshire. There are more than 300 stone circles in Britain but most of them are more recent Bronze Age monuments about 4,000–2,800 years old.
Castlerigg is 30 metres in diameter, and originally comprised 42 stones but now down to 38, which vary in height from 1 metre to 2.3 metres.
Small scale excavations were carried out in the 19th century and three Neolithic stone axes were found. The axes originated from nearby Great Langdale where the stone was ideal for making axes and these have been found far and wide.
Tue 07 Mar 2023

Managed to get some tinned Haggis from Booths Chorley.
Fri 03 Mar 2023

Wed 01 Mar 2023

Deeply Vale Mill
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