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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 24th June, 2015)

Woochy Rook


Woochy Rook
New Springs.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Fuji FinePix E900)
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Comment by: Ken R on 24th June 2015 at 02:39

Thanks Ron, for quite a few years we lived abot 3 hundred yds past the left corner of Woochy, there was also a footpath that ran across this field about where the cart tracks are and I walked it many ,many times when I was courting. Memories.

Comment by: alan lad on 24th June 2015 at 07:05

Good un.

Comment by: walt (North Yorkshire) on 24th June 2015 at 07:49

Goodness me! I remember when the Woochy was naked and a steam funnel escaped at the top due to activity underneath, that though, would be back in the 1950s, do you remember Ken R ?. How nice it looks now compared to then, thanks Ron for the picture.

Comment by: A.W. on 24th June 2015 at 09:27

Surprising what you can do with a muck heap and a few trees, very nice Ron.

Comment by: Maureen on 24th June 2015 at 10:30

A lovely peaceful shot Ron,the grass looks like a carpet.

Comment by: Mick on 24th June 2015 at 13:23

I wonder how many Wiganers know why its called the Woochy

Comment by: Kath H on 24th June 2015 at 15:49

Like Ken my husband and I did some of our courting around Woochy Rook when it was just a slag heap, now looks lovely.
Mick do you mean the real name is Woodshaw Rook.

Comment by: britboy on 24th June 2015 at 16:04

You can see the same landscaping effect passing the old Chisnal Hall Colliery pit rooks on the side of the M6, looking at the green rolling hills you would never have know what they were originally.

Comment by: aitch on 24th June 2015 at 19:06

One place I never visited although I used the scrapyard for parts for my old car at the Aspull end

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