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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 30th May, 2017)

Ashurst Beacon

Ashurst Beacon
From Haigh Hall golf course.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 30th May 2017 at 01:47

Great photo, however can you actually see the beacon. Mind you the trees wouldn't have been as tall in the middle ages.

Comment by: Alan lad on 30th May 2017 at 03:43

A flask and some butties and I could spend some time on the grass admiring that view ,nice one Ron .

Comment by: Mick on 30th May 2017 at 06:36

The Beacon is just out of view behind the trees on the left

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 30th May 2017 at 07:55

I remember an Ashurst Beacon when there were no trees, it was wild & windy. It was said that on a fine day you could see the sun shining on the sea at Southport.

Comment by: Julie Bateman on 30th May 2017 at 08:40

Beautiful scenery lovely Ron.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th May 2017 at 10:07

More than likely there would have been more trees covering the land in the middle ages I would imagine Derek. It's a beautiful view .

Comment by: Mick on 30th May 2017 at 11:36

Helen of Troy you can still see the sea from there, and on the top of Parbold hill.
I remember the BBC always parking a outside broadcast van on top of Ashurst beacon when the Grand National was on.

Comment by: Mauree on 30th May 2017 at 12:14

What a lovely peaceful shot Ron..thank you.

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