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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 29th May, 2010)


Aerial shot of Swinley and Whitley Reservoir taken from a Piper Cherokee.

Photo: Stewart Parr  (Nikon D90)
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Comment by: Mick on 29th May 2010 at 06:50

Good photo Stewart, Im sure Ive seen one on Wiganworld before that was taken of the same place by David Devine and also from a plane.

Comment by: sane man on 29th May 2010 at 07:04

great. took me a minute to get my bearings. Mesnes road at the bottom and spencer road running alonst parallel.

Comment by: Ron D on 29th May 2010 at 09:30

Strikingly refreshing picture.

Comment by: Eric J on 29th May 2010 at 11:44

Stewart superb picture, David Devine never did a shot over this particular place, I have seen every single shot that he took from aircraft and this was not one of them,

Comment by: Derek platt on 29th May 2010 at 16:56

Great pic, lived in Wigan and surrounding areas for 40 years before moving to Canada 30 years. Never knew this reservoir existed. You do learn something new every day.

Comment by: jean (nee Smith) on 31st May 2010 at 22:39

born on swinley lane,went to st.michaels school. Its a lot of years ago since I was there but i cannot for the life of me find my bearings at all.!! Brilliant picture.

Comment by: Jim T on 3rd June 2010 at 10:26

Hi Jean, Do you want to borrow my glasses,

Comment by: Roy on 11th June 2010 at 10:33

Jean,it's a lot more Whitley than Swinley.1OO yards to the right along the lower road in the photo [Mesnes rd] is the Cherry Gardens roundabout.

Comment by: Adam T on 21st July 2010 at 21:59

I never knew that was there! I only live 5 mins down Spencer Rd too! ... Oh Well! :/

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 30th March 2017 at 10:11

I've seen Koi carp in here, and recently too

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