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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 11th January, 2012)

River Douglas

River Douglas
Under Central Park Way.

Photo: Brian Thurston  (Nikon D50 with DX 18 - 55 Lens.)
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Comment by: David Fairclough on 11th January 2012 at 00:08

Crossed that foot bridge many times going to Tesco. Always young ones drinking underthere with empty cans and bottles every where.

Comment by: Jed on 11th January 2012 at 08:24

Excellent photo Brian good clear shot

Comment by: Mags on 11th January 2012 at 09:35

Years ago when I was at the old Wigan Girls High School, on the day we left for good, a number of us threw our school hats inso the Dougie not far from there.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 11th January 2012 at 15:35

Interesting shot Brian,I often wonder what rivers once looked like without their man made banks.

Comment by: Jonathan on 11th January 2012 at 16:51

Mags - do you know what that building is used for now?

Comment by: twitter on 12th January 2012 at 17:17

the sourse of the river douglas is at winter hill , it flows for 35 miles into the ribble estuary.

Comment by: Tony on 12th January 2012 at 19:27

I remember when this river stank: should know I lived near it as a child! Learned at school: only blood worm would live in it and, rats around it! Was banned as kids going anywhere near it!!! The summer stench: awful!!!!
However, what a good sign to see it being restored!!! Never know: might get salmon in the river again!!! I was told that by an old geography teacher. I never knew if I believed him!!!!

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