Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 6th December, 2020)
Everybody who lived in Aspull called it the Wutchy.
It’s different now than when it was when I was a kid, now looks quite pretty.
I like this one . A proper December picture . The fields are barren places to walk at the moment . Best hope is a hard frost to turn the ground to iron so you don't keep sinking in the mud .
Oh! Shades of South Pacific... ' When the sky is a bright canary yellow.....' I think it's a sign of Winter storms ahead...
The ‘Wutchy’ – the climb up the steps used to be rewarded with magnificent views over south Lancashire, Manchester, Rivington and beyond. Now? Do not bother – the overgrown vegetation has all but obliterated the viewpoint – I am all for greenery taking over but a bit of ‘constructive pruning’ to make the climb worthwhile would not go amiss
I walked across the full length of it a couple of weeks ago for the first time in over thirty years – great walk... if you can avoid the ‘Sunday Aspull Motocross’ brigade that is!
Woodshaw Hill?? Wutchy Pit - and I agree with you Kath H. Very different from 1950s/early 60s.
It is lower now and does look fine - all down to Forestry Commission work c. 1964.
I have heard it called Woodshaw's Ruck but all Wiganers know it as t'Wutchie. Like the old Cooling Towers used to be, it's one of those places you suddenly see from a distance when you've been away, and it whispers "Home" and you smile.
Ive been sat here all morning trying to make something of them puddle shapes.
And best I can come up with is a mouses head drinking some spilt milk
An artistic one, not a lot of colour but very effective.
They have done the same with Ashurst Beacon now you cant see the beacon from Parbold Hill because of all the newly planted trees.
Stuart, interesting photograph. I've put some information on some of your photographs on album on page 3.
It's not a muse Mick, look at the length of it's nose definitely a rat.!
Yes peebee I think you are right
Mick when you are in all those cafes you visit put on a spotty bandana and offer to read customers futures in their tea leaf pictures - I made a fortune