Pennington Flash2 Comments
Photo: Rev David Long
Item #: 29917
This view was taken from the tip seen in the first shot, towards Leigh. It appears to be of an empty coal train on its way to Bickershaw Colliery, which would have been behind the photographer. Very little now exists of the embankment the train is running on, which must have been made up as the land subsided.
This is a great shot. For me it's reminiscent of the Union Pacific track across the Great Salt Lake near Promontory in Utah.
I remember this view and the trains,the water closest was Ramsdale flash,in 1950 Pennington flash was much bigger than now,it reached St.Helen's Rd.then it became the local rubbish tip for years,and polluted the water,later Ramsdale was joined onto Pennington.