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Ashurst Beacon

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VIEW FROM ASHURST BEACON 1962
VIEW FROM ASHURST BEACON 1962
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 34839
WITHIN TEN YEARS OF THIS PHOTO, DATED 3rd NOVEMBER 1962. THESE FIELDS, SEEN FROM ASHURST BEACON. WOULD HOUSE THE SKELMERSDALE NEW TOWN.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 31st January 2024 at 19:37

I was lucky then....on trips up there, my Dad used to tell me that the shimmering in the far distance was the sea at Southport...was it ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 1st February 2024 at 10:19

It probably was, Helen.....you can certainly see as far as Southport on a clear day from Parbold Hill, and even the Tower and the shape of the "Big One" ride at Blackpool! I imagine on a very sunny day you might have seen the sea, but the conditions would have to be just right. There is a house in Haigh called "Sea View" so who knows??!

Comment by: Roy on 1st February 2024 at 10:25

Definitely Helen.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 1st February 2024 at 12:11

I have not been up there for years, it was particularly popular at one time on Good Friday, the views were lovely. I was up there the day I met my wife of fifty years!
I bet much of that land around is now shrouded in trees and that both the Beacon and Prince William are closed?

Comment by: Graham on 2nd February 2024 at 12:59

I used to walk up there from Up Holland and it was one of my favourite places. On a good day you can see the sea, the mouth of the Mersey, Liverpool, and beyond the mountains in Wales. I live in the USA now and haven't been back to Up Holland since 2015. When I visit I always go to what we used to call "The Beacon".

Thanks for this website, I visit it weekly to revive memories of what I still call home.

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