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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 8th May, 2015)

Haigh Viaduct

Haigh Viaduct
Taken on top of old railway line.

Photo: Mike Lavin  (iPhone 5s)
Views: 3,634

Comment by: Ken R on 8th May 2015 at 00:21

Interesting photo, what is that black block at distant right.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 8th May 2015 at 07:24

Top of the 'Twenties' looking towards the 'Sevens' - our 'nesting' ground as kids - Kestral & Sparrow Hawks galore!

Comment by: Barry on 8th May 2015 at 09:15

Brilliant! Is this accessable?

Comment by: A.W. on 8th May 2015 at 10:32

An interesting photo, I have only seen the viaduct from ground level before.

Comment by: Giovanni on 8th May 2015 at 10:49

Interesting photo. I've not been at this level either. The black spot to the right is the shadow of some building! As ScholesMalc reminds me of times I went "nesting". Nearly tore my hands off on barbed wire once. God paying us back! lol

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 8th May 2015 at 14:41

In the background are the black piers remains of the Boar's head Viaduct that once stood 86 Ft above the valley floor. This photo taken by Mike Lavin is the old Whelley Viaduct, build by the Lancashire Union railway. Good photo Mike.

Comment by: Barry on 8th May 2015 at 15:13

The black spot or square to the right of the photo is one of the 'domineos'. These are the pillars that supported the other douglas viaduct. This line ran from Boar's Head Junction through Red Rock, to Adlington.

Comment by: David Barker on 8th May 2015 at 15:49

The black block as you say Ken, is one of the few remaining pillars constructed of blue brick which once held up the viaduct,good photo Mike.
There's an aerial view taken by Dave Oy on 10th March 2008 on p.a d.

Comment by: Johnny Morris on 8th May 2015 at 16:19

Is this a recent photo?

Comment by: Jude on 8th May 2015 at 17:19

Just like you Scholes Mac / Gio. Today we would be arrested and charged for nesting.

Comment by: Alex on 8th May 2015 at 18:42

jude and so they should be arrested for take birds eggs.

Comment by: Mike on 8th May 2015 at 19:07

Yes this is a recent photo I took it about 2 weeks ago it's not really acessable but I found a way up onto the bridge it's all overgrown with trees either end this photo was taken from the centre of the bridge above the square arches if you no what I mean..

Comment by: Jude on 8th May 2015 at 20:28

Alex , that's what we did. I will always have great memories of nesting , and I,m sure others will as well.

Comment by: Giovanni on 9th May 2015 at 09:13

Kept them in a shoe box (remember them) with cotton wool Jude after they were blown which was an art. (The eggs are pierced and yolk removed) then Dad made us a frame to exhibit them. Took them school once; teachers were most impressed!

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 9th May 2015 at 11:57

click 14334 in search at the top of this photo, you will see the Boar's head and Whelley Viaduct in it's working environment.

Comment by: Jude on 9th May 2015 at 15:04

Sure do Gio. One of the local bullies would stop and search us to take not any money we had but our eggs. How times change. Taught me a hell of a lot about nature going nesting.

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