Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 21st December, 2017)
Another brilliant photo Maurice !
Nice one, used to walk my dogs round there. H.
Was this Mellings Flash? Allegedly had a giant pike in it but it was never caught.
Alan H,this is a man made lake.When the land was reclaimed all the waters in this area were filled in.The biggest pike I ever saw was in a flash called the Big Vee which was near the lake in the photo and that too was never caught
They say he's there... somewhere
Lurking in the dark.
A green silent scythe
With an hideous crocodile head.
A smiling gunslinger assassin,
Ancient never captive outlaw of the deep..
No one's ever faced him
But in the nightmare dreams of sleep.
I suspect water life is in there.
Great photograph, Maurice. love the sky and the flash of colour on the far shore!
Thanks for the comments,there were two lodges here before,with a disused rail track between them,one was the Greenwaters,the other one I can't remember the name,Mellings No1 is still there,but it's a mess.
Maurice,we called the other flash the Raynor but some people called it the G.C.The railway line was the Great Western line(G C) from Manchester Central to Wigan Central.Where is Mellings No 1?
Pw,Raynor doesn't ring a bell,and I thought the G C water was further away,Melling No1 is between Seaman Way and the Wigan to M/c rail line,it's in a bad way since the industrial units came,do you remember Johnsons Flash.
The pond I called the G C was near Hindley prison.I fished in Johnsons flash many times,it had plenty big bream.The only water I recall that sounds like the Mellings No1 you mention used to have plenty fresh water mussels in it.The Raynor was a very popular place in summer for people to go and swim, the water was very clear.
I believe Mellings No1 was part of Mellings flash at one time,it was a good fishing water years ago,it's a Wigan anglers water,the flash where lots swam in,we knew as the Green waters,the one on the other side of he old rail track was the one we fished in,the brook which runs into the new Aberswood lake comes from Mellings No1 overflow,and runs out at the other end into Borsdane brook