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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 29th September, 2021)

Up The Hill

Up The Hill
The road up to Boar’s Head from the canal bank at Red Rock.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Nikon D7500)
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Comment by: Veronica on 29th September 2021 at 00:09

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.

Comment by: Gary on 29th September 2021 at 08:39

Interesting photo.
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!

Comment by: Mick on 29th September 2021 at 09:03

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.

Comment by: Edna on 29th September 2021 at 09:21

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.

Comment by: DTease on 29th September 2021 at 10:01

That’s if you can see through the petrol haze hanging over the M6 motorway Mick.

Comment by: Jembo on 29th September 2021 at 10:43

Now that's an interesting photo!

Comment by: Veronica on 29th September 2021 at 10:52

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.

Comment by: Anne on 29th September 2021 at 11:47

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.

Comment by: Mick on 29th September 2021 at 12:45

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.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 29th September 2021 at 14:20

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

Comment by: irene roberts on 29th September 2021 at 14:23

I have lots of pheasant feathers if you want some for your hat, Mick!

Comment by: The Real James Hanson on 29th September 2021 at 16:35

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.

Comment by: daveo18 on 29th September 2021 at 18:14

That view looks more "down the hill" to me!!!

Comment by: Veronica on 29th September 2021 at 18:24

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.

Comment by: Mick on 29th September 2021 at 18:52

Thanks Irene I will give you a knock one day when I'm passing

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