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Erasmus



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Before the Dam Reply with quote

This is the site of the new dam at Bottling Wood in 1978.



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Cyril



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye plenty of interesting flora and fauna around there then, not anymore and it won't be long before the concrete dam will be full of graffiti.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats right Cyril, that area was always special to me but its gone now, and the crazy thing is that the dam just causes flooding in the lower plantations.

I found another picture I took back on that day in 1978.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a special area, I always walked our dogs down there and the wildlife around was unique, the dogs loved it with there being plenty of rabbits for them to chase and there were always lots of hedgehogs to be seen too. At the top end there was an area where plenty of Ransoms (wild garlic) grew along with Celandines and Wood anemones it looked and smelled superb in spring when they were all in flower.

I remember in the early seventies after a session in the local pubs me and the lads ended up down there looking for the ghost that supposedly lurked around Maloney's broo, we didn't see anything though and just ended up wet through and sober. Laughing

A lot of local folks have sworn that they had seen it though, so whether or not it did or still does exist I don't know. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just off the path that took you into the plantations was what we used to call "Devil's Cave" and it was said to be a tunnel to the Parish Church.

I've found another photo taken on the same day showing the whole area,this was taken at the bottom of Coppull Lane looking towards the plantations.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devil's Cave, that was where the ghost was said to come from, I still say it was Whalley the potato man frightening folks. Laughing

Those hills to the left of your photo is where the rabbits would have their burrows
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They used to say on dark nights you could hear soldiers screaming out when they where getting stabbed by swords in the battle for Wigan lane.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick wrote:
They used to say on dark nights you could hear soldiers screaming out when they where getting stabbed by swords in the battle for Wigan lane.


If you're of a nervous nature it would be wise to keep away from the "bloody mountains" if it's going to be a dark night then Michael.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erasmus wrote:
Mick wrote:
They used to say on dark nights you could hear soldiers screaming out when they where getting stabbed by swords in the battle for Wigan lane.


If you're of a nervous nature it would be wise to keep away from the "bloody mountains" if it's going to be a dark night then Michael.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the railway and the viaduct on Pendlebury Lane was being built they found a lot of musket balls and other stuff from the civil war, it was reckoned that troops had a camp there when the battle was being fought.
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