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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 31st December, 2013) Views: 2,816 
Ice house foundations
 Ice house foundations   by Ron Dawber  (Canon G2 power-shot)
Haigh Hall grounds.

Comment by Jonno on 31st December 2013 at 00:19
As dirty harry would say, a pile of stones, could be anywhere.


Comment by Janice on 31st December 2013 at 00:59
A very pleasant scene Ron. Do you know what this circular structure was?


Comment by Dostaf on 31st December 2013 at 01:11
Ice house, or kennels?

There's a good old pic of it almost intact in an issue of Past Forward.


Comment by David Fairclough on 31st December 2013 at 02:08
I think they are the old kennel


Comment by Lizzie down under on 31st December 2013 at 02:58
Beautiful Ron....the little purple flower just sets it off for me...the whole picture is very nice...cheers!!!


Comment by kath on 31st December 2013 at 07:13
I don't think I've ever seen this. It can't be far from the house?


Comment by Roy on 31st December 2013 at 09:36
Pleasant photo Ron, one of two halves. Confusion in the bottom half and serenity in the top half. A Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all who subscribe to P-a-D.


Comment by peterp on 31st December 2013 at 09:38
Ron you say the foundations of the ice house others say it was kennels which is correct?


Comment by Joanne on 31st December 2013 at 10:38
The photo Dostaf mentioned is on p.38 of Past Forward, Issue No. 31, Summer 2002:

http://www.wlct.org/heritage-services/pf31.pdf

An interesting photo, thanks, Ron :o)


Comment by Ron D on 31st December 2013 at 11:15
Both are correct.At first it was an ice house,and later on was used as kennels. It was a cold store before electricity, ice was gathered from ponds around, the walls where insulated with straw. It was said that it kept cool until June .


Comment by Dostaf on 31st December 2013 at 14:40
Further info from Wigan Archaeological Society

http://www.wiganarchsoc.co.uk/content/News_Letters/news093.htm

'Haigh Dog Kennel Revealed'


Comment by AP on 31st December 2013 at 22:49
Ice gathered from ponds?

Where the Crawfords too tight to buy the ice being imported from the New World like others did?


Comment by Barry Cusick on 21st May 2014 at 00:41
Ron / Perterp, this is the old kennels


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