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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 24th April, 2016)

Amberswood


Amberswood
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Photo: David  (Olympus Stylus)
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Comment by: Cliff Hepworth on 24th April 2016 at 00:18

I walked around here last week and am amazed at the transformation from what it was like from when we used to swim in the gee sea flash ,looking good !

Comment by: Mick on 24th April 2016 at 07:06

Yes Amberswood is very nice around the Spring View and Hindley side but its strewn with dumped rubbish and dog muck on the Lower Ince side.

Comment by: Vb on 24th April 2016 at 08:48

A lovely sky -looks like a painting!

Comment by: irene roberts on 24th April 2016 at 10:05

I can remember the lads swimming in the GC.

Comment by: Johnny on 24th April 2016 at 11:20

Where is this,please?

Comment by: Sam h on 24th April 2016 at 14:04

I thought the g c pond was behind hindley prison by the side of the fence,I also seem to remember it being a lot smaller than this when I fished there as a young boy.

Comment by: sam on 24th April 2016 at 16:33

johnny its behind the volvo garage on liverpool rd between platt bridge and hindley

Comment by: Steve on 24th April 2016 at 20:10

You are quite correct about the site of the G.C. Sam h. It ran alongside the Great Central railway.I remember learning how to swim there, me and a lot of other Platt Bridge urchins!

Comment by: Pw on 24th April 2016 at 20:43

The pond near the prison was called the G.C to people from Hindley.The pond in the picture used to be two flashes,the Flash and the Raynor if you came from Hindley,People from Ince called these two flashes the Greenwater and the G.C.The railway line that ran between the two flashes and by ..the side of the Hindley G.C.was the Great Central line that ran from Wigan Central to Manchester Central hence the name G.C.We used to swim in them both.There are some good photos on Album of the G.C.where you used to fish Sam.Hope this makes sense.

Comment by: dave on 24th April 2016 at 21:52

rain waters

Comment by: Johnny on 25th April 2016 at 09:58

Thanks sam for your info..

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