Photo-a-Day (Friday, 23rd March, 2018)
A Wintry Hill
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
A brilliant shot David, hand held or tripod ?
A Wintry Hill and a bird
I wonder how long the snow is going to last on that somewhat bleak landscape of the very aptly named Winter Hill.
Nice one .
The tallest mast went up in 1964 for the BBC2 service. The vinegar bottle shaped one,third from right, was the ITV mast ten years earlier.
As a former pupil at Rivington & Blackrod GS this is an evocative view.
Thank you David.
Some years ago we stood at the bottom of the pike,and by gum it was cold,very cold.
Great photo that’s a big bird any guesses will be appreciated thanks.
Does anyone remember when people used to WALK up to Rivington Pike on Good Friday? It always seemed to be warm....I can actually recall getting sunburned!....and there was a funfair and ice-cream vans.
I was brought up in Aspull and when I was young we used to climb to the top of Rivington Pike every Good
Friday as did a lot of other people, it was always cold and usually covered in snow. Happy days!
Jim, he’s certainly got a bird’s eye view of Winter Hill!
Lovely photograph David - sums up the weather this winter.
By eck, it looks cowd up theer!
It must have been freak weather the year I walked up to The Pike! It was 1968 or 1969.
We walked up there from Standish on Good Fridays. A spot of 'courting' in the Japanese Gardens and then walk back. I recall the ice cream vans and the fair which Irene mentions. Remember also masses of Hell's Angels gathering at the barn.
Jim ,yon brids teent be a buzzard..
They still walk on Good Friday from 'Howfen in groups - although not as many as in years gone by.
I would say the bird is a gull
I think people do still go up to Rivington, especially on Good Fridays, but not in mass exodus as in the 1960's. I remember walking to there with schoolmates in 1966, 1967 and '68.
Yes a great photo, and we enjoyed the ritual hike up the Pike, I don't remember a really cold day but I do remember the sun and the dry grass we used to roll down some of the better slopes.
I too well remember the Good Friday walks and walked there and back from Wigan with a bunch of mates in 1969 and 1970 - the last time for me as I moved away from Wigan later that year.
Does any one also remember that there used to be organised midnight hikes over the moor. I went on one around 1968 with Geoff Simm (RIP) and Bryan Talbot from WGS/ I presume these were organised by a (Methodist ?) Church group since we had a daylight open air service in a disused quarry - probably Anglezarke. Anyone remember these?
I think it was a gull, Mick - between me and the High Street. I took the pic just before dusk last Sunday - spotting unusual light behind me as I went up School Lane - no time to go home for a tripod.
Thanks for the comments.