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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 25th June, 2018)

Ellen Higginbottom Bench


Ellen Higginbottom Bench
Ellen Higginbottom bench at Orrell reservoir.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Darren on 25th June 2018 at 06:32

When was this taken? its been full of flowers this week to mark the anniversary of her death.

Comment by: Darren on 25th June 2018 at 06:34

It's actually on Greenslate road just outside the farm. A few years ago before the community farm and allotments were in place. A few of us volunteered to clean this small patch of land and repaired some of the fence you can see in the background.

Comment by: Maureen on 25th June 2018 at 11:45

I would say it was taken in early Spring Darren, the Flame of the Forest plants on either side of the bench have just come into flower.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th June 2018 at 12:35

Forgive my ignorance but who was Ellen Higginbottom and what did she do that was so memorable? It seems a popular idea to have benches in people's name these days.

Comment by: Mick on 25th June 2018 at 12:53

Darren it was taken when I was doing a tour of Orrell.
I rode up through the reservoirs amd out at Greenslate farm, then retraced my tyre tracks to the main road and then down Hall lane and Brooke lane coming out in Pemberton.

Comment by: Gareth Cheetham on 25th June 2018 at 13:53

Veronica, Ellen was the young lady cruelly and callously murdered by a sub-human creature I won't dignify by naming. She was a student at Winstanley College you may remember?

Comment by: Maureen on 25th June 2018 at 15:02

Veronica,Ayrefield has put a link of the full story on Communicate-General for you.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th June 2018 at 16:02

Oh! I remember - how sad! Thank you Gareth for jogging my memory. It was very tragic.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th June 2018 at 18:14

Thankyou for that Maureen and AyrefieId. I remember reading about it at the time then nothing since. I also have a poor memory for names.
I don't normally go on the other forums either. I will remember the poor girl's name now though. Rest in Peace Ellen.

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