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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 17th February, 2014)


The path down to the Douglas from Whelley.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: David Fairclough on 17th February 2014 at 03:57

I've walked those steps many time when I've been there. Thanks Rev

Comment by: kath on 17th February 2014 at 06:51

I've walked up ther many atime when mum lived at Bottling Wood. happy days

Comment by: Bren on 17th February 2014 at 09:03

Maloney's Brew.. Just at the top are the sheep shown on yesterdays PHOTO A DAY.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 17th February 2014 at 09:24

Thank you Reverend David....a lovely picture....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ron D on 17th February 2014 at 10:15

Maloney's pit was not far from the top of this brow .I Can just remember looking down the walk down shaft and the narrow gage track that trucks where pushed up and down ,and the wooden bays where the coal was kept and sold from .My Dad used to take me when he bought coal there. We had an allotment near by and some days when we went to collect eggs and stuff, large cracks would appear in the ground over night because of settlement.

Comment by: david on 17th February 2014 at 16:33

I've walked up and down these many times.In the 60s -yes the 60s again - there used to be a very big water container at the top.

Comment by: Joan Danner (nee Maloney) on 17th February 2014 at 19:09

My Dad told me that he and his brothers walked down into the family coal pit. He also told me that the brew was named after their market garden rather than the pit

Comment by: tuddy on 17th February 2014 at 23:19

Any body remember the Camel's Hump hills to the right of this photo? or the Devil's Cave on the left?

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 18th February 2014 at 05:35

Yes I do tuddy,spent a lot of my childhood in that area,really were "good old days".

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