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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 10th December, 2016)

Aspull Sough


Aspull Sough
Aspull Sough Pumping Station in Haigh Plantations.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Garrrry on 10th December 2016 at 00:13

Really ?

Comment by: Ken R on 10th December 2016 at 01:36

Good picture Mick, didn't Dairy Pit break into the Sough from one of their north workings?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th December 2016 at 08:06

Resolving what aspects of mining ??

Comment by: A.W. on 10th December 2016 at 09:24

Well, there's nowt quite like a good sough.

Comment by: winder on 10th December 2016 at 10:20

The former yellow brook.
I wonder what "Severn Trent" is on the notice board for.

Comment by: Inceywinceylatic on 10th December 2016 at 11:16

Severn Trent were awarded the contract last year to operate and maintain the pumping stations and mine floodwater treatment plants. The primary goal is to remove as much iron as possible the iron from the flood water before it enters the watercourses. One of the best ways is to pump the water into reed beds. There is a great example of this at the back of St Peters rugby fields in Hindley. It treats water from the old Hockery Brook mine.

Comment by: Mick on 10th December 2016 at 11:23

I was wondering that Winder

Comment by: winder on 10th December 2016 at 12:48

Thanks for the info, Incy.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th December 2016 at 13:31

Thanks for the explanation everybody.
I have see rusty coloured water near where our son lives by the canal at Littleborough. There the notice states the colour of the water is entirely natural.

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