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Started by: Anne (3577)  Report abuse

can't quite remember how to post videos, if this does not work could someone put me right.

Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse
Winter Hill

Posted by: Anne (3577)  Report abuse
Thanks Terry....what was wrong?

Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse
Anne, you had the wiganword.co.ukcommunicate in along with the Youtube link.

[ur=https://youtu.be/4FPzfQxcIpM]Winter Hill[/url]

I have missed the l out of the first url at the beginning to show you what you needed.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3910) Report abuse
Another film about Winter Hill, which is a bit weird


Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse
Anne I have just noticed there is a more in-depth tutorial at the top of the page for linking and photos.

Posted by: Anne (3577)  Report abuse
Terry.... think I have seen that info before but still I forget if I haven't posted for a while.
TTS.... the glider part is exactly what hubby myself and others did way back in the late 50s early 60s. The old latticework mast was in use at that time. Model glider was a design called LuLu.🤣🤣🤣

Posted by: linma (2522) Report abuse
Today, just for a change, it's pouring down, and yet looking at the pictures of Winter Hill it's hard to remember that this time last year the firefighters were backling with high temperatures made worse with the heat of those fires.

Posted by: tonker (20086)   Report abuse
Isn’t it. “Wigan’s” tv mast?

Posted by: FAT MICK (247) Report abuse
Some more Winter hill videos


If I had been a member of the IRA, it the Winter hill mast that I would have targeted, because if that went down it would have upset a lot people in the north west of England>

I wonder if the people of Annan know that George was murdered up there.

Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse
A heading in the ‘Bolton Chronicle’ on Saturday, 10 November 1838 stated: Horrible murder at Belmont

George Henderson, a young Scottish packman was employed as a traveller by a Mr John Blackburn.He moved around the neighbourhood taking orders; selling, delivering, and collecting payment.He visited Blackburn regularly to report to his employers.

On Thursday 8 November he stayed at the ‘Old Cock Inn’, Blackrod, a village on the turnpike road, from Manchester to Preston.An old track from Blackrod led down to Anderton Hall, Horwich then across to the Rivington Pike road, near Winter Hill and joining the regular old packhorse route to Blackburn by way of Belmont, a moorland village on the Bolton to Preston road.

Henderson left Blackrod about 8.0 am on the Friday morning but he never arrived in Blackburn.He was found at 13.45 pm lying near the summit of Winter Hill, by the road descending to Belmont.He had been shot through the head and he died at 2.30 pm in a nearby cottage.The motive was presumed to be robbery and as a result of the evidence, a local man James Whittle, was arrested.Following the inquest he was sent for trial - and acquitted, the murder remaining unsolved - at the Lancashire Assizes at Liverpool in 1839.By the T.V. mast on Winter Hill, a memorial known as Scotsman’s Stump was erected, to mark the spot where George Henderson was shot.It bears the following inscription:-

“To the memory of George Henderson, traveller, native of Annan, Dumfries-shire, who was brutally murdered on Rivington Moor at Noonday, November 9th1838 in the 20th year of his age.

Posted by: Pi Eta (12) Report abuse
I have often wondered as to the diameter of red warning lights that are fitted to the Winter Hill Mast. At night these lights can be seen from many miles away. Anyone any ideas?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3910) Report abuse
I don't think that physically they are that big, but they are bright, and in 2006 they replaced the Aircraft Warning Lights on the Winter Hill Mast, with lights which were a lot brighter


Posted by: Pi Eta (12) Report abuse
Thanks for the info Tommy, I just had it in the back of my mind that, as they are so visible they must be of a large diameter. Never gave it a thought as to being small and very bright.

Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse

Those are big lights they are now LEDs which make them much brighter, as Tommy says they changed over in 2006. They look at least 4 to 5 feet in diameter.

Posted by: thaknows (407) Report abuse
''I've sin it wi me own eyes''

Posted by: Anne (3577)  Report abuse
I have known three people from Annan. My great aunt Marie who married an Annan gent then went to live in Annan and the owner of the computer shop next to the Griffin pub Wigan lane.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3798) Report abuse
They would indeed be big lights at four or five feet in diameter,Terry.

The only problem being, them aint lights.

Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse
Are they not?

Posted by: lectriclegs (3798) Report abuse

Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse
Well what then.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3798) Report abuse
Parabolic Reflector Antenna

Posted by: TerryW (2597) Report abuse
Oh right I thought they were the lights.


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