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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 2nd January, 2015)

Cold and misty

Cold and misty
Looking towards Winter Hill from Red Rock Lane, Haigh.

Photo: Colin Harlow  (Kodak CX7330)
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Comment by: Julie on 2nd January 2015 at 00:16

Special Colin, Thank you. So uplifting!!

Comment by: Dostaf on 2nd January 2015 at 00:34

Is there a technical name for that type railing on countryside bends?

I think there's an obligation to have them for visibility reasons in some places, rather than hedgerows etc.

As I walked past that one in the Autumn, I noticed some damage towards the Red Rock End.

Comment by: Lizziedownunder on 2nd January 2015 at 00:55

Beautiful photo Colin....cheers!!!

Comment by: Mick on 2nd January 2015 at 07:52

You always know your in England when you see historical white wrought iron fencing around bends in the road.

I can see a Fire Hydrant marker post the top number is the size of the water main and the bottom one is the distance to the hydrant.

Comment by: Helen on 2nd January 2015 at 08:30

Shows that Lancashire is no longer all ' dark satanic mills ' All that open space...& don't anybody dare comment on the road in the pic...not a car on it!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 2nd January 2015 at 08:44

The view from here is one I show people who think Wigan is all mills and slag tips. I know why you were drawn to it Colin. It is hard to think that it was once dotted with pits along Riley lane.

Comment by: Aubrey on 2nd January 2015 at 10:23

Nice one Colin.

Comment by: A.W. on 2nd January 2015 at 13:39

Nice picture Colin, I understand the white railings date back to the 1930s; a lot of traditional hedgerows were uprooted and replaced with them at that time.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 2nd January 2015 at 17:01

Wonderful photo Colin, but everyone is confused about the colour of the fence. It seems rust colour to me, time for a paint job.

Comment by: Garry on 2nd January 2015 at 18:41

The fence is to keep cows secure and safe. There's a farm just up the road.

Comment by: Alan on 2nd January 2015 at 19:10

The roads quiet.

Comment by: Alex on 2nd January 2015 at 19:18

I can't see the white pole on Winter Hill, can you!

Comment by: Mick on 2nd January 2015 at 20:14

Somebody should set up a fence restoration group, all as you need would be some wire brushes and some undercoat for starters.

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