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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 12th July, 2012)


Water from the River Douglas at Arley Wood flows through this tunnel for over a mile to the old Standish Bleachworks.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th July 2012 at 00:08

Hello Alan, what`s the pole for?
Wikipedia gives details of the River Douglas.

Comment by: Mick on 12th July 2012 at 05:22

There a walkway all the way along the tunnel and my mate says that when he was at school he went and walked all the way through with some of his Standish school mates.

Comment by: Al.C. on 12th July 2012 at 10:50

Ernest, I think the pole is actually a tree!

Comment by: phred on 12th July 2012 at 11:07

The pole is probably to keep the leaves away from the roots!

Comment by: Mick on 12th July 2012 at 11:21

The pole is a tree Ernest.

There a old mill just to the left of that tunnel.


Comment by: Mick on 12th July 2012 at 11:23

Here is another video showing the old water mill


Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th July 2012 at 16:08

Have just watched both your excellent video`s Mick. Were you looking for veins of gold beneath the millstones !!
There were plenty of `poles` but most were anything but upright as that in Alan`s photo above, which must be the tallest and most upright tree in the area.

Comment by: alan banks on 13th July 2012 at 14:28

yes mick i remember when i was around 15yrs old, me and my old mates from bradley village , also walked through this same tunnel ,when we reached the other end the watchman from the water treatment plant saw us and chased us back down the tunnel .

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