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Bottling Wood   Views: 1038
Bottling Wood   Comments: 5
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 30025  
 
Bottling Wood

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  Postcard showing the River Douglas at Bottling Wood in the early part of the 20th century  

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Comments by Ian, 31st December 2017  
This is a rare and class photo showing the construction of the bridge. Thanks for posting it, Ron
To the left would be Coppull Lane. In the background you can see the plantations. And to the right is the little jungle. Before it became a jungle!

Comments by Veronica, 31st December 2017  
The Camel's Hump can be seen - we used to clamber up the hill with our bottle of water and jam butties. Then we would roly poly down. That's how I remember going to the plantations.

Comments by Graham, 3rd January 2018  
Brings back memories spent many hours playing round here as a youngster.The Camels Hump is behind the camera Veronica, this view is towards the steps that lead up to Walnut Avenue, they can just be made out to the top right. The building in the middle was a ladies public convenience, the gents is not visible but is directly behind on the other side of the road. The cobbled path leading off to the front right is the bottom of Maloneys Brow.

Comments by Veronica, 3rd January 2018  
It must be 60 yrs since we played on those hills Graham and you are right. Looking at them now they look quite steep - that's where we played roly- poly! Great picture I never thought I would see that view again!

Comments by Graham, 5th January 2018  
Nearer 70 years for me, as a young apprentice I used this route to get to work on my motorbike, down Maloneys brow across the wooden footbridge and up Coppull Lane to the A49 to Leyland, coming back Maloneys brow presented a bit of a challenge as the cobbled path fell into disrepair and it required a bit of 'trials' riding! Happy days, good fun providing the weather was right.

 
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