Photo-a-Day (Friday, 10th May, 2019)
I like that shot, thanks, Mick :o)
Rabbit Rocks and Kirkless Nature Reserve recently featured in Lancashire Life:
Joanne you cant beat Ince on a dull and gloomy day.
Never, ever - knew it as 'The Rabbit Rocks' as a kid always 'The Rockies'
Always known as the Rabbit Rocks to people from Ince and Hindley.
They are called the Rabbit Rocks by by Incer's because the rocks are in INCE and belong to them.
Fogget the rabbit rocks, look at the engineering of the gearbox fitted to the canal lock.
I like that Incers think the Rabbit Rocks belong to them. It's like the Lakota Sioux holding the Black Hills sacred.
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....
Poet , Did you read the book , Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee ?
The Rabbit Rocks. Memories of my Ince childhood.
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.