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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 14th October, 2014)

Standish


Standish
Standish, with St Wilfrid's spire almost centre, from Harrock Hill.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 14th October 2014 at 08:08

Our house is on there somewhere.

Comment by: Helen on 14th October 2014 at 08:13

That's the Lancashire I remember, wonderful photo. It would be nice to take a walk down that track.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th October 2014 at 08:57

So is mine, Mick - I can see the hill from our house.
There are great views to be had from there, especially on clearer days.

Comment by: Mick on 14th October 2014 at 09:34

Yes Rev there are some great view if you go up when the weather is clear.

But I bet there many a Wiganer who have never been up there because you cant drive a car up to it.

There a video here that I made up there thats shows a bit of the old windmill.

http://youtu.be/y1aDgmArilY

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th October 2014 at 10:47

My bungalow is also on there, Mick.
Just watched, on a PC in Chorley library, your video taken on Harrock Hill. What`s that strange circular iron object with a slot in top near the end?
I`ve only been on the main road past this hill. Wasn`t there a prison nearby years ago?

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 14th October 2014 at 12:24

Rev David, did you take a picture of Harrock Hall? Always loved the fact that we have a saint who was born there(John Rigby).

Comment by: Mick on 14th October 2014 at 16:43

Bradshaw Girl Ive just put some photo on the Forum of Harrock Hall and Hill.

Ernest the strange circular iron object is a pheasant feeder, I think they can give it nudge and some feed drops out at the bottom.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th October 2014 at 21:40

Thanks Mick. A pheasant feeder eh! Never would have got that in a million years! Any idea`s on the prison that I think used to be nearby Harrock Hill?

Comment by: Mick on 14th October 2014 at 22:09

Never heard of a prison being up there Ernest

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 14th October 2014 at 22:26

References to Prison on 'Papers of the Rigbye family of Harrock Hall, Wrightington' at:
http://apps.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=055-ddx877&cid=-1#-1

You might like to visit The Rigbye Arms close to Harrock Hill:-
http://www.rigbyearms.com/contact_rigbye_arms_country_inn.htm

Note Rigbye -- No relation

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 15th October 2014 at 21:27

A beautiful photo Rev. David...thank youmformthe memories...cheers!!!

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 16th October 2014 at 16:12

That was a nice birthday picture ..thankyou rev.

Comment by: Giovanni on 17th October 2014 at 08:42

Great pics Rev.Dave! Keep snapping!

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