Crawford's Wood by David Wood (Canon PowerShot SX240 HS)
Aspull on a wintery looking morning.
Comment by Ken R on 15th December 2014 at 01:19
Nice wintery photo David. Where exactly is this shot?
Comment by Garry on 15th December 2014 at 07:03
Brrrrr it's here!
Comment by Mick on 15th December 2014 at 07:46
Ken it looks like its in the corner of a field next to where a old gate must have been at one time
Comment by kath on 15th December 2014 at 08:37
great photo ~ so cold and bleak
Comment by peter on 15th December 2014 at 09:11
nice photo David
looks lovely with good light
Comment by A.W. on 15th December 2014 at 09:42
I like this photo, think I will wrap up well and go for a walk there!
Comment by Maureen on 15th December 2014 at 11:10
David,that's a lovely shot..full of atmosphere..I love it.
Comment by Cyril on 15th December 2014 at 12:13
Ken, it's situated between Higher Lane and St David's Crescent, thought you of all folks would have known that Mick, as you will have been past there many a time.
Comment by irene roberts on 15th December 2014 at 13:23
It is the picture that used to come into my head at school when we sang In the Bleak Midwinter.....Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.
Comment by Helen on 15th December 2014 at 13:40
Irene has got the apt title of this photo...Bleak being the operative word. Great image.
Comment by Neil Cain on 15th December 2014 at 19:21
Captures the feel of the Season well.Irene this is near where the little girl ghost sighting occurred.
Comment by Giovanni on 15th December 2014 at 21:33
Ghost sighting Neil? I heard a story years ago of a headless horseman in woods close to Billinge Beacon!
Comment by irene roberts on 15th December 2014 at 22:21
Giovanni, this was the tale of a little Victorian girl seen by a teacher from Wigan Tech on a blazing Summer afternoon, not at midnight as you would expect, and is a fascinating ghost story in which I believe implicitly.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 15th December 2014 at 22:50
David ,this is a lovely photo...thankyou.
Comment by Giovanni on 16th December 2014 at 11:46
Thanks for that info Irene. I'm open minded regarding ghosts and the supernatural.
Comment by Neil Cain on 16th December 2014 at 14:09
Giovanni, if you return to this picture. The little girl was in Victorian clothes and the cyclist first noticed an awful rotting smell before spotting her. He watched her for a good while and describes her in detail. He said her hair looked wet so some think she may have drowned in the pond by the cottages near New Wash Pit. Carol Dunning's book Fascinating Ghosts of the Northwest is probably in Wigan Library and gives the whole tale.
Comment by Julie on 16th December 2014 at 17:34
Buck up for heavens sake Garry lol. I find this picture heavenly, not remotely bleak. Soon the sun will shine and the not even a severe frost will be gone. Sorry to disagree ,but I would personally would never describe this lovely picture as bleak. Giovanni, that would be interesting on Wiganworld, ghosts and the supernatural, where are the most ghostly places in Wigan?
Comment by Neil Cain on 16th December 2014 at 18:53
A member of a group that spent a night in Haigh Hall on a ghost watch had to be hospitalised I believe.
Comment by Giovanni on 17th December 2014 at 10:35
Thanks for you comments, Julie and Neil.
Certainly something to pursue over the winter months!
Comment by Julie on 17th December 2014 at 17:23
Neil, Really? Can you tell us more? I agree Giovanni
Comment by Neil Cain on 18th December 2014 at 15:24
Julie, that is really all I know. Irene Roberts has heard of a chap that saw an apparition on the canal bank in Haigh on his way to the pits in Whelley. He was so scared by it they couldn't let him go underground when he got to work.
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