Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 10th June, 2017)
Top end of Beech Walk could do with some holes filling in.
It's been said many times before, but I can't resist; "In England's green and pleasant land"
...there's no better word than simply beautiful. Many thanks.
Oh..now that's a lovely shot ,reminds me of follow the yellow brick road,only this is green and lush..a treat for thr eyes..thank you David.
In view of the current chaos in our lovely land its good to see our green and pleasant land, this view I find very calming !. Thank you David for the reminder.
You're right, Mick - when this section gets churned up and muddy you can walk through the woods to the left with dry feet - but there's no easy way past the permanent potholes near the end of the Walk. If I'd lived in the new houses just by that section when the sink hole appeared outside the lodge a few weeks ago, I'd have found a way of getting material from the repair works into those holes....
Thanks for the comments, folks - but the state of the Walk after rain reminds us that moving about Olde England was often almost impossible until canals, railways and modern roads came along.
Walt did yesterdays lovely wild woodland photo in England's green and pleasant land, that some might say was a treat for the eyes photo, calm you down so much that you didnt have the energy to leave a comment.
Robin Hood and his merry men spring to mind! Yes I watched too many pictures at the Scholes Picture House when young ....we didn't have T.V!
Einstein once said, "If you want the answer to anything, look at nature".
Fabulous shot David, many thanks.
Around about 1950 this was a concrete road from St Maries church
to the water tower near the cricket ground and on to Standish Wood Lane.Probably constructed for the opencast coal workings which stretched down to Elnup wood.(known as Mill Dam wood when i was a lad)
Yes Phil you can still see some of the concrete road as the path goes past the hermitage fish pond
Robin Hood (alias Errol Flynn) Little John (Alias Allan Hale)all with American accents, great movies tho.
Lovely photo! but when did the name lose the "S" ? It was always called Beech Walks years ago, 1950s. As shown on item 1840 posted by Ron Hunt (11th photo on the first page of Standish photos in the Wigan World Album under "places")
Not forgetting Richard Green ( what a coincidence the name was!) and Friar Tuck In the TV series In the mid fifties Ken! Used to watch it at a friend's house. Then we would re-enact it in the woods- happy days!