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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 3rd May, 2019)

Borsdane Brook

Borsdane Brook

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: Ken R on 3rd May 2019 at 01:06

Lovely tranquil photo Harry thanks a lot.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd May 2019 at 03:32

Nice photo, I wonder if it is a babbling brook.

Comment by: Maureen on 3rd May 2019 at 07:52

This scene is beautiful..just beautiful...and thank you Harry.

Comment by: Alan on 3rd May 2019 at 08:38

Nice photo, but it's a stream and not a brook.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd May 2019 at 09:16

The water looks really clear and inviting - the trees looking fresh and springlike. A place I have never walked in - yet seen the signs in Westhoughton pointing the way to Borsdane Woods . I have only walked as far as Hart Common.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 3rd May 2019 at 09:57

Walk through here quite regularly, it is lovely. Stretching from Hindley to Aspull/Westhoughton border. Thanks for a beautiful photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd May 2019 at 10:27

Borsdane Wood is indeed beautiful and peaceful and it certainly IS a babbling brook. We used to take our dogs there and I recall being in on one misty, magical Christmas Morning. Any yet somehow there is something creepy about it...I always felt I was being watched, and not by human eyes. Fanciful maybe, but I was always glad to reach the end of the wood.

Comment by: Harry C. on 3rd May 2019 at 10:39

Alan, Borsdane Brook it's not a stream.

Comment by: Gary on 3rd May 2019 at 12:20

Immediately recognisable - the leaning trees.
The older end of Aspull would pronounce "brook" as "bruck."

Comment by: Mick on 3rd May 2019 at 12:22

Third best wood in Wigan after the lovely Mill Dam/Elnup wood and Dean wood

Comment by: Poet on 3rd May 2019 at 13:29

If you can jump it it's a brook. If not ( and you're not Bob Beamon) it's a stream. If you need to wade across its a river. Or so they say.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd May 2019 at 14:00

Irene - I wonder who it was - I have an idea though.....

Comment by: Fred Mason on 3rd May 2019 at 15:47

A beautiful photo, Harry..regardless whether it's a brook, stream or river.


Comment by: From Where on 3rd May 2019 at 16:14

Read the texts of the Priory Of Magdalene, the site of the now wood . The Priory dates back to the Knights of God . None of its face can be seen today . The texts explain why .
‘Have no fear in Winter time for this is the time the Plague sleeps to remake themselves ‘

‘During the reign of Alice , the skies suddenly blackened to Hell over the Priory . There was an eerie silence where nothing spoke or moved , until the black cloud above exploded its vengeance, releasing its army of millions onto those below .

The slaughter was unforgiving as blood turned the water red , but all that mattered to the scattering children was the saving of their
Doctrine ... The Book Of The Fairies . Some say they succeeded , others say they did not . All that know agree, without the Doctrine , no Fairies can exist like they did before at the Priory .
Tis written in the Doctrine , no Fairy can send any kind of fear to any traveller who passes their way in the wood , only playfulness and wondering....

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd May 2019 at 18:36

Go on, Veronica.....who? xxxxxx

Comment by: Philip G. on 3rd May 2019 at 19:09

A splendid photo Harry. Thanks.
And my bit of rhyme as further compliment.

Ne'er before has torment held
Such long abated breath,
For glassy flutter's woodland play,
On dappled brookside-wealth.
See the stir by ancient Lime?!
- above that winding path -
A gentle swish of curtain, green,
Forsooth the parting 'Chaff.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd May 2019 at 19:24

Nothing lifts the spirit more than a well taken Sprigtime scene like this one.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 3rd May 2019 at 20:47

Sorry,can't agree about it feeling creepy at all.It's lovely.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd May 2019 at 23:04

Elizabeth, perhaps the creepy feeling is due to the imagination of the person passing through the wood rather than the wood itself. Or whether a person is alone or with others, chatting? I certainly wouldn't want to walk through Borsdane Wood alone, but I agree with you that it's lovely.

Comment by: irene roberts on 3rd May 2019 at 23:16

Elizabeth, not sure if you realised it was Peter and myself who pipped the car-horn to you in Ladies Lane last Sunday. I know you waved but it isn't always easy to see who is in the car. Good to see you looking so well. Irene. xx

Comment by: Ken R on 4th May 2019 at 03:08

Irene. I also have said before that I get that odd feeling.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 4th May 2019 at 07:21

Yes Irene,I know what you mean about a place feeling creepy to an individual.Sorry for misunderstanding I felt like that when I walked through Porters wood many years ago with my boyfriend at the time.I couldn't wait to get back to Kitt Green. Yes,I did realise it was you and Peter after a few seconds, as you are both looking well also.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th May 2019 at 15:04

Not only is this a beautiful place and picture - it looks so clean and litter free. Nothing dumped to offend the senses.

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