Item #: 5152
Anyone's help would be much appreciated.
I remember these two slag heaps.
The picture appears to be taken from tne Woodshaw Rook (Wutchy) looking over Aspull.
In between the slag heaps was a pond called the Horshoe Lodge. There was also a footpath which went under the slag heaps via two small bridges. It led down the fields to Top Lock.
Haven't been these for ages so I don't know if it has changes much
Im afraid it has changed Wochy rook is now covered with trees, and the horse shoe lodge where i used to sail rafts on as a kid has been filled in.
Aspull rugby union play fields now occupy the space were
the rooks on the left are.
At the extreme left of the rooks can be seen a small row of houses I believe these are Bent House Aspull, we lived at #6 Bent Houses, the slag heap in the centre used to leach minerals from the waste and there were ochre and other coloured fluids, it was very swampy, the two tunnels were further to the left of the photo, and these were so that paople could get through the slag heaps that were old mineral railway tracks.
ARE YOU RELATED TO EDNA ROOCROFT
Yes I am Ednas brother Ken, I keep poking around on WigWorld, surprising the things you learn. Do you live in Aspull?
Hi ken i live in Pemberton lived here for two years then went to Australia stayed for two and half years then came back to Pemberton ive been in Aspull this morning for rememberance sunday been talking to margaret barton she lives near your Edna she said you live in New ZEALAND
was these not called the Red Hills
Linda, these were not the Red Hills. The Red Hills were the low heaps between the allotments and Marsh House where the Aspull Civic Centre is.
sorry Ken remember now think my age is catching up on me i remember Marion Williamsons grandad he used to take us for rides in a pony and trap Ken i was told you live in NEW ZEALAND im trying to get one of my sons to send you my EMAIL ADDRESS not very clever on here yet
Linda, Marion was my cousin, her grand dad was my grand dad, he used to take us all over the plae in that horse and trap,around Rivington and Belmont, I most enjoyed going with him to the blacksmiths shop at the top of Haigh to get the pony's shoes done, I think there was another blackmith shop close to Haigh hall, anyone know if it? O I am in Canada.
hi Ken how long have you lived in Canada do you know weather Marion and doreen are still alive when Aspull Labour club was open i used to see your Alan in there been through Aspull today and the Queens Head pub is all boarded up Walter Southern as sent me some old photos but not had chance to reply yet
Hi Ken you asked who my family are i had sisters Elsie Katheen Jenny sadly they have passed away also my brother Edward theres only Sally myself Barbara Alan left we where a large famly but all been very close you may remmeber my older sisters
Hi Linda, Marion has passed away quite a few years ago, Doreen lives near Bury. Its sad to see the places closing up in Aspull, when we go back for a holiday there are always fresh places closed. I think I knew your Kathleen the most, sorry to hear she's gone.
did your work take you ti Canada.Iwent to Austalia in the 1960 but came back after two and halgh years i could not settle the comunication was not as good then weve been back since but my husbands sister lives out there i would love to go back but the flight is to long even though we have stop overs
Hi Linda, we came to Canada in 1969, our own choice, we have grand kids, and this month we have our first Great Grand kid, a beauti of a girl.
Hi Ken we have no gradchildren anyway congratulations on your great grandaughter i will wish you all a very merry christmas and best wishes for the new year