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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 24th April, 2012)

Billinge Beacon


Billinge Beacon
Dusk at Billinge Beacon.

Photo: John Barton  (Canon EOS 60D)
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Comment by: janet on 24th April 2012 at 01:33

Oh my gosh, memories memories, so many, to be honest I can't remember them all...All good though.....Thank you John!!!!

Comment by: alan on 24th April 2012 at 03:29

When I was a teenager I used to ride my homemade go-cart down that hill. The speed I was doing when I reached the bottom doesn't bear thinking about ! Amazing what old pram wheels will let you do.

Comment by: Ron D on 24th April 2012 at 08:14

NICE. I like it.

Comment by: Josie on 24th April 2012 at 09:08

Billinge lump has never looked so good !!

Comment by: D. on 24th April 2012 at 10:17

Very nice photo John, I last went up there c.1975, the beacon looks better cared for now than it was then. Must try and walk up there if we ever get a good day this summer.

Comment by: D. on 24th April 2012 at 10:21

Very nice photo John, I last went up there c.1975, the beacon looks better cared for now than it was then. Must try and walk up there if we ever get a good day this summer.

Comment by: Hilary on 24th April 2012 at 11:40

Great angle and wonderful sky!

Comment by: britboy on 24th April 2012 at 16:30

My aunt and uncle went courting up billinge hill many many years ago, they were both by far my favourite relatives. Sadly they died a number of years back but their ashes are scattered on the hill, so if you see a ghostly courting couple on billinge hill it just maybe them.
Thanks for a great atmospheric photo!

Comment by: Ellen on 24th April 2012 at 21:45

Memories indeed! Many thanks.

---it's a great picture.

Comment by: Ellen on 24th April 2012 at 21:46

Memories indeed! Many thanks.

---it's a great picture.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 24th April 2012 at 22:08

Alan......No health and safety then....and didnt we have a good time !!!

Comment by: michael Australia on 25th April 2012 at 07:41

Looking good,anyone got photo of Ashurst beacon it was in a bad state of repair when I visited about 4years ago,good to see things have final been restured in wigan park.

Comment by: pauline speirs on 26th April 2012 at 15:11

Ah,Billinge Hill, I love it ,spent many a weekend going up there when i lived in Billinge Great place to be and what a veiw!!!

Comment by: Mike smith on 14th December 2013 at 21:34

Been up there this week, nice views and nice people sharing the views.

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