Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 20th June, 2012)
Photo: Roger Whistlecroft (Cannon A610)
Hello Roger, I put sandyforth on Google, then clicked on Wigan on the Internet which brought up an article in Stuff in wiganworld.
This article is about a proposal for a landfill site...There are links to two photo`s, of Sandyforth Pits 1 and 2.
These photo`s are in Photo`s of Wigan, Assorted, in wiganworld just above last one at bottom of page.
Roger, where exactly is this, is it part of Wigan?
Forgot to mention - thought you`d tell us as they are yours!
Maggie K or Dave Marsh, please refer back to yesterdays photo i need more help. Splendid view Roger i know what i,m looking at but i can,t work out where it,s taken from, i,ll do what Ernest has done.
Sandyforth was huge opencast between Windy Arbour and Downhall Green, they firm went bust and the council wanted to landfill it. But after a grant it was filled and landscaped, it now has good paths seats and brilliant views over town
Also forgot to say that these photo`s are in the New Gallery.
Go over this area every week with dog's it's beautiful, sometimes we park the car on Ashton Rd, but generally walk from Winstanley through the wood's then under motorway bridge, lovely walk.
I used to just love walking around that area, in the days before the M6 was built.
i hope you got a photo release form from the person sat with there back to you. if it were me in thias photo i would insist you had one.
Having grown up in Downall Green, I've walked all over that area more times than I could count, before the M6 and after......The last time I was over, that area was still a big mess, it's so good to see how great it is now.. Walking in the countryside is one of things I miss the most and views like that make me really homesick, but I love it ... Thanks Roger ..
Change your name Dirty Harry. To...Thicko Harry.
The farmers made a fortune out of this and of course it was they who objected to the tip
They got the money and got the view...if this had been in Ince of course......friends of friends eh!
You dont need anyones permission to post a photo
If it was taken in a public place its ok
Can anyone tell me the best way to access the area, any car parking etc.
Lovely spot to stop and think about things,Roger.
so pleased for the outcome of sandyforth.. all of our hard work guys payed off! congrats to all!