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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 25th September, 2014)

Up Holland Village


Up Holland Village
Looking Towards Abbey Lakes.

Photo: Neil Rigby  (Fujifilm Finepix S4300)
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Comment by: Ellen on 25th September 2014 at 00:05

Thanks Neil. It looks just as I remember it!

Comment by: Ken R on 25th September 2014 at 00:05

Lovely old buildings, you can see the sags in the brick and stonework and it has great character.

Comment by: Mick on 25th September 2014 at 05:33

This photo makes me feel like I heading home.

Comment by: pat on 25th September 2014 at 07:34

An interesting photo, very good.

Comment by: Helen on 25th September 2014 at 07:57

Manys the time I rode up.... & down that hill on a good old Ribble bus !
Great photo, the hill looks even better than it did all those years ago.

Comment by: tricia on 25th September 2014 at 08:19

Does anyone remember the lamb holding a tray in the window of what was the Butcher's shop on the right going down the hill?

Comment by: kath on 25th September 2014 at 08:58

that's a great photo Neil. I too used to pass on the Ribble bus!

Comment by: christine bishop on 25th September 2014 at 09:36

greaves butchers at one time ,dam good meat he sold

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th September 2014 at 09:42

Very picturesque.

Comment by: A.W. on 25th September 2014 at 10:16

Tricia, I remember it and there was a pig as well at one time. The Butcher's was Clayton's it closed around 1976, Atherton's butcher's across the road on the left was still going about 12 years ago.

Comment by: Garry on 25th September 2014 at 11:13

Reminds me of the Hovis ad and the young boy pushing his bike up the hill delivering his loaf of bread.

Comment by: Johnny Peters on 25th September 2014 at 11:22

Walked along this road many times between the pub and hall where dances were held. Beautiful in the summer to sit outside the pub listening to sixties music.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th September 2014 at 12:52

Reminds you of the Hovis advert ....shame about the wall on the left side of the picture.slightly spoils it.Lovely homely picture though Neil.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 25th September 2014 at 12:57

Looking at this photo again.It really is a "belter" would look good ion a frame at the bottom of my stairs..Mmmmm

Comment by: Ken R on 25th September 2014 at 13:12

Lots of Quoins on the building on the right.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 25th September 2014 at 22:20

Reminds me of Yorkshire, but it is Up Holland. Nice shot Neil.

Comment by: Ellen on 25th September 2014 at 22:45

Ken R, excuse my ignorance,but what are quoins? I have a feeling I ought to know but maybe have forgotten.

Comment by: Mick on 25th September 2014 at 23:51

Colin if it where Yorkshire you would be able to smell a good chippy.

Comment by: Ken R on 26th September 2014 at 00:27

Ellen. If you look at the building on the right, you can see that the corners are built with stone blocks that are interlocked and raised from the wall. These are Quoins.

Comment by: Garry on 26th September 2014 at 07:23

Ellen they are the white bricks at each end of the shop wall.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 26th September 2014 at 07:34

Ellen, Quoins are Masonry blocks at the corner of a wall.

Comment by: Ellen on 26th September 2014 at 21:11

Many thanks, Ken, Garry and Colin. As I had known but forgotten this! There is another word currently in use in these parts, but I'd be blowed if I can remember what THAT is! Ahh the
??joys of seniority!

Comment by: Sandy on 13th October 2014 at 17:37

Did you grow up on this hill? Wow! Bring on the snow , what an amazing ski ride. This is what did as kids , pray don,t tell me no one did it here.

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