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fneilrigby



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: View From Haigh Reply with quote

Photo taken a year ago (August) - from Meadow Pit Lane

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's one good shot thanks for the upload
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its seems that redevelopment plans for Haigh Hall are moving apace and this view will not possible with a hotel car park in front of the hall.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fneilrigby wrote:
Its seems that redevelopment plans for Haigh Hall are moving apace ..... a hotel car park in front of the hall.

A new driveway to the new car park in front of the hall will cross the miniature railway (in two places of course)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see how they can run the train and keep the road open
Planning documents here http://kinnear.wigan.gov.uk/Planning/dialog.page?org.apache.shale.dialog.DIALOG_NAME=gfplanningsearch&Param=lg.Planning&SDescription=A/15/80480/CU&viewdocs=true
Artist impression of the new car park taken from the above link Sad
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fneilrigby



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arrow wrote:
I can't see how they can run the train and keep the road open
I'm not sure if there is a definite plan of operation at this time.

From the planning docs:

Prior to the commencement in construction of any part of the new driveway from Higher Lane hereby permitted, in accordance with the recommendations of the submitted document entitled "Proposals for the Safe Use of Open Crossings at Haigh Hall Country Park, Wigan", a risk assessment must be undertaken and a scheme of safety measures devised to mitigate the impact of vehicle movements
along the new driveway on the operation of the existing railway level crossings. The details should also include the arrangements to prevent unrestricted vehicular use of the drive, and shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before use of the driveway commences. The duly approved measures shall be retained thereafter.

Info from elsewhere:

Councillors unanimously welcomed the plans, although Coun John Hilton said he was concerned about safety measures where the new driveway crosses the miniature railway.

The miniature railway track can be seen on this map (zoomed in):

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/osmapdisp?openform&route=haigh-hall-country-park-walking-route
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It woudnt take much to move the train track.

I was on the train a few days ago.

https://youtu.be/94r5N14egi0
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fneilrigby



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mick wrote:
It woudnt take much to move the train track.


Your right, but I'm sure there would be a public outcry.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fneilrigby wrote:
Mick wrote:
It woudnt take much to move the train track.


Your right, but I'm sure there would be a public outcry.


Im a member of the public and I wot be crying
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion Haigh Hall as always been overblown, because all it is, is a nice walk, with a nice looking biggish house, with nice views and some nicish gardens, but it's no Alton Towers or Blenheim Palace is it.

The miniature railway is bit crappy for me, it only goes through some trees and around a pond and I think it's the right idea to turn Haigh Hall into a hotel and functions venue.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lion at Haigh Hall in its original location. ( Now Moved )

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prayters bro



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Another shot from Meadow pit lane from a few years ago. This shot came about because I was at friends house in Standish and spotted the low cloud around the mast, I had my camera gear in the car and this spot sprung to mind straight away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good shots there, really liking the light in the first shot. Spot on.
Shame about Haigh Hall, if it is going to be like the hotel on the Wirral they own, which is now a gated park with no access.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

prayters bro wrote:
Another shot from Meadow pit lane from a few years ago. This shot came about because I was at friends house in Standish and spotted the low cloud around the mast, I had my camera gear in the car and this spot sprung to mind straight away.

I like the star-bursts, they create a nice mood.

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Here's a shot of St Katharine's Blackrod.

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