Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 29th September, 2021)
Up The Hill
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Nikon D7500)
I bet you were 'tonkered' out by the time you reached the top of Boar's Head - a breath of fresh air with this one Dennis.
Wigan cannot be accused of not being "green."
"Green" issues have taken on semi religious dimensions, whereas tree planting is simple and long term. Use native species and nature will take its course.
Most of the trees in the photo are native - the only exceptions appear in one or two gardens.
Were it flatter, the area here would be similar to parts of Norfolk. Difficult to get greener than that!
If you look West (Shevington, Standish, Orrell) from Wigan you will Green Tree and Grass, this is why all the coalmine and factory bosses lived there.
This is a lovely view Dennis, on this cold wet morning.The cold wet morning is in Manchester, were I am at the moment.Although the sun has just come out.
That’s if you can see through the petrol haze hanging over the M6 motorway Mick.
Now that's an interesting photo!
As I have 'bragged' before there's lovely countryside all around Wigan. There were Lords and Ladies lived in a certain Hall for centuries. The magnificent view from Rivington was chosen from all the rest by one of the greatest industrialists to build up there - just one of many...even Westhoughton had its own Lord Hulton on his very own estate....completely surrounded with the green, green grass of home. A certain person seems to look through rose tinted spectacles or exits in Cuckoo Land.
Then there is Winstanley hall, been there since the 16th century still surrounded by cultivated farm land. Pheasant shoot will start in a few days time, saw certain preparations taking place this morning.
Anne if any of the injured Pheasants jump into your garden to die, pluck a few feathers me so I can put them in my hat.
I'm presuming the last house on the left is the one before the railway bridge over the WCML before you swing left to Boars Head. If so, that's quite a lens you've got there from Red Rock canal bank Dennis
I have lots of pheasant feathers if you want some for your hat, Mick!
Veronica, there's lovely countryside all around every town, everywhere. Wigan is no different.
But, more to the point, the lords 'Hulton' weren't of Westhoughton, they were of Hulton. A bit like it says on the tin.
That view looks more "down the hill" to me!!!
I am glad we agree on something James and the country side is not all on the side of Shevington etc. The Hulton land is there for the people of Westhoughton to walk on which surrounds the estate and stretches to Westhoughton. Hall le Bank which was gifted to the folk of W/H a hundred years ago belonged to the Hulton Estate. The last Lady of Hulton belonged to Sacred Heart church W/H. They had very close connections with Westhoughton whether as you say they are the Hultons of Hulton or not. Anyway there are no Hultons left they have died out and the people of W/H are up in arms about houses being built on the land which will affect the town in many ways... which I won't go into.
Thanks Irene I will give you a knock one day when I'm passing