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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 10th May, 2019)

Rabbit Rocks

Rabbit Rocks

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Joanne on 10th May 2019 at 00:09

I like that shot, thanks, Mick :o)

Rabbit Rocks and Kirkless Nature Reserve recently featured in Lancashire Life:


Comment by: Mick on 10th May 2019 at 08:04

Joanne you cant beat Ince on a dull and gloomy day.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 10th May 2019 at 08:08

Never, ever - knew it as 'The Rabbit Rocks' as a kid always 'The Rockies'

Comment by: SoniaB on 10th May 2019 at 08:34

Always known as the Rabbit Rocks to people from Ince and Hindley.

Comment by: Alan on 10th May 2019 at 09:44

They are called the Rabbit Rocks by by Incer's because the rocks are in INCE and belong to them.

Comment by: Arthur on 10th May 2019 at 09:50

Fogget the rabbit rocks, look at the engineering of the gearbox fitted to the canal lock.

Comment by: Poet on 10th May 2019 at 14:48

I like that Incers think the Rabbit Rocks belong to them. It's like the Lakota Sioux holding the Black Hills sacred.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th May 2019 at 19:24

It’s a terrible mechanism - it takes ages to wind up - and down. The original mechanisms were direct-geared - so each turn of the windlass moved the paddle up a notch - and you could drop the paddle without having to turn the windlass - you just controlled the descent. These ‘granny gears’ take endless turn to lift the paddle - and then you have to wind the thing down again. I saw some similar gears in use in France - the keepers used battery-powered socket drivers to operate them....

Comment by: Julie on 10th May 2019 at 20:31

Poet , Did you read the book , Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee ?

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th May 2019 at 21:10

The Rabbit Rocks. Memories of my Ince childhood.

Comment by: Poet on 10th May 2019 at 23:14

Hi Julie, yes I've read that fine book and also seen the film version which I thought was less sympathetic to the Native Americans than the book though perhaps more objective.
My regards to you.

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