Photo-a-Day (Friday, 18th June, 2010)
It isn't Yellow any more.
Why the reference to Yellow ?
what was yellow?
I assume it is the bed of the Yellow Brook.
The water was heavily stained from the Yellow Ochre picked up on it's travels.
A friend of mine can vouch for the colour after she fell off her bike, trying to cross the little bridge. She was a lovely dark golden shade, and got some peculiar looks as we cycled back to Pemberton. There are several references to it on Wiganworld.
Great photo, Ron - thanks :o)
Daffodils Ron....... ?????
I remember the Yellow Brook; the brook was very yellow, and it coloured everything in the water. I believe it came from the 'ochre' (a mixture of iron hydroxides) in the water which was discharged from the mine in Whelley. I am sure someone will correct me.
Alan, it's the reflection from the trees, Ron's spot on, the water did turn Yellow for a while.... Freda's comments sum it up.
a great photo ron,you seem to
have made more of it than is
Hi Ron, another superb picture,is there a place called the Fairy Glen round this area,if anyone knows will they kindly leave some idea how to get there as i would like to take a look, I know the main entrance on Wigan Lane.
i was always playing round here when i was little and always remember it having the yellow/orange colour in it, smelled a lil to :) great photo
Hi John S. The Fairy Glen I know is in Wrightington (entrance opposite the layby on the way up to Parbold Hill, just past the Dicconson Arms). I dont know of one off Wigan Lane. Lovely photo, Ron. My husband always talks of Yellow Brook when we walk that way.
There is a fairy glen in the Plantations but it's so long since I've been to it that I couldn't tell you exactly where it is.
For lots of information about the Fairy Glen, see photo-a-day March 04 this year.
see photo 4th march 2019 for how to get to fairy glen(john s)
'Ascot Environmental Ltd worked on the £0.75M project to construct a pumping station, twin pipelines, 3 settlement lagoons, 3 reedbeds and extensive landscaping. The scheme was completed in summer 2004'
See under 'coal' here;
The Fairy Glen in the Plantations is actually on top of the hill opposite where I think this phots was taken. If you come in from the main gate on Wigan lane and cross the Duggy bridge there used to be steps on your left wher the road splits. Up the steps and follow the path to the left about 400 yds on your right you'll see it, unless it's now overgrown. Also seem to recal someon posted a picture a few months back.
Hi Dave USA, Thanks for really clear explanation, should easily find, How long since you was in this area,you seem to know it well, started to bring memories back to me, John S.