Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 20th October, 2011)
Photo: Harry Cunliffe (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
It looks brilliant cant wait to see it flooded.
Bet the salmon cant wait. Good job Wigan people.
Well photographed and presented. I would never have believed that was in Wigan if it was not labelled.
Good on you, Harry.
Nice presentation Harry.
I took a stroll round there on Tuesday with someone who lives nearby. From what I could see work has finished - they're just waiting for the grass to grow now.
Evidently the steel posts are to stop uprooted trees floating against the grills, which are there to stop smaller debris blocking the static valves in the structure. I would imagine that the grills would need clearing on a regular basis to allow the flow to run smoothly, and I was surprised that there is no mechanism to do this automatically.
In really heavy rains the waters will bank up the valley, and flood quite a wide area of the Plantations.
Nice job ...apart from the horrible rusty poles, they're an eyesore ! ! If they have to be there, they should plant some type of climbing plant around them.
Rev David said I would imagine that the grills would need clearing on a regular basis to allow the flow to run.
The grill are part blocked already when I videoed it last week.
I remember the area from my childhood,we used to catch some nice newts near there.very nice presentation.
Thanks very much for such lovely shots.great.It's good to keep in touch when i have moved away.
Thanks all for your comments, there will be statue on the round plinth shown on the right hand side of the top left photo,and the slopes are to be planted with trees to combat soil erosion. H.
any one taking bets on when the first tesco trolley will reside in there
Very nice photos, Harry, for someone like me who resides far away.
Question is: Will Nessie be able to traverse this course?
Dam good shot!
Thanks Harry. I was wondering about this just the other day. Last time I was there was about 10years agon when visiting my Mum and Dad on Walnut Ave.
Great to be able to keep up with the goings on despite being 3500miles away.
Hello Dave ! Big changes around here since your last visit. Your mum and dad are still in my thoughts. They were very good neighbours.