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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 5th November, 2010)

Stop, Look, Listen


Stop, Look, Listen
Railway Crossing at Porters Wood in HDR.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon EOS 500D)
Views: 4,398

Comment by: DANIEL on 5th November 2010 at 03:07

Hi guys, now i have to say after all the awefull pics lately, Dan Highton has redeemed you all with his last 2 pics, contrast of colours is amazing.
Keep them coming, and nothing to boring eh guys!!!

Comment by: Helen on 5th November 2010 at 07:03

Another good one...so sharp. I like the subject too.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 5th November 2010 at 09:36

Lovely photo, Dan,

Brings back many good memories.

Comment by: John on 5th November 2010 at 13:10

I wish people like Daniel would stop criticizing the lads who take the Photo-a-Day photographs, they may not appeal to all, but lets keep rude comments to ourselves.

Dan, where is this crossing or more to the point, where's Porters Wood? Lovely shot.

Comment by: mick on 5th November 2010 at 15:49

John this crossing is inbetwween Gathurst and Martland Mill near to Heinz

Comment by: Dan on 5th November 2010 at 16:55

@ John - Porters Wood is just behind the Heinz factory in Kitt Green / Martland Park area and at one end this crossing crosses over the Southport - Manchester line just after leaving Gathurst station heading towards Wigan. The woods are also accessible from behind John Rigby college

Comment by: Gareth on 5th November 2010 at 19:13

In answer to where ' Porters Wood ' is , using 'Google Earth ' ( because I didn't know either ) it is directly behind the Heinz factory at Kitt Green in the direction of Gathurst station

Comment by: tricia on 5th November 2010 at 21:12

Brilliant memories of my childhood. I once fell top to bottom of the embankment here, after tripping over a bramble !!!

Thanks for the memory.

Comment by: jean on 5th November 2010 at 22:00

Good picture ,but wow,what a sky,looks almost painted on !

Comment by: Roy on 8th November 2010 at 16:16

I used to go to Porters wood as a lad. It's nearer to Gathurst than Heinz. Kings wood used to be behind Heinz. Local folklore has it that George Formby was born there. The wood was built over by the Observer printing works.

Comment by: Bob (Australia) on 12th November 2010 at 01:22

Daniel - see my comment 30th October.
I spent many many hours in and around this very spot in the 1950's.
Great pic, keep 'em coming.
I'd love to know who these others are who spent time here. I used to live at Kitt Green.

Comment by: tricia on 15th November 2010 at 16:15

I spent a lot of time here also. Bob ... and I lived at Kitt Green .

Comment by: C Rad on 17th October 2013 at 21:53

Magical photo Dan. Brings back so many memories for me as I now live in London. Super, super photo. Thank you

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