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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 16th February, 2022)

Coppull factory


Coppull factory
Taken from railway bridge, Hic Bibi.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ60)
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Comment by: Mick on 16th February 2022 at 06:32

Lovely old building, I used to have a storage unit in there.
Built house now on the car park.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 16th February 2022 at 07:43

Is that a mosque ?

Comment by: Poet on 16th February 2022 at 08:39

For anyone wondering , Hic Bibi is the name of the brook that marks the boundary between Coppull and Standish . Meaning ' Here I drink ' in Latin , the phrase , it is said , was used by Cromwell when the army stopped for refreshment on the march to Wigan after the battle of Preston .
It's interesting that what is now a track through fields was once the main highway .
There was also a brickworks here and you can still find the odd brick with Hic Bibi stamped on it . It is now a nature reserve .

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 16th February 2022 at 09:37

Thanks Poet....

Comment by: Veronica on 16th February 2022 at 09:44

Old Olly certainly made his mark. "Many a slip between cup and lip"...
hic - I need a drink....interesting lesson Poet .

Comment by: DTease on 16th February 2022 at 11:17

Didn’t this building have a copper dome at one time?

Comment by: Roy on 16th February 2022 at 15:17

Yes DTease, but copper naturally turns green over time when it reacts with oxygen in the air, a chemical reaction known as oxidation.

Comment by: John Noakes on 16th February 2022 at 18:12

The boundary between Coppull and Standish has, historically, been Tunley Brook and Stars Brook.
Hic Bibi Brook rises at Hic Bibi Well and is between Coppull and Worthington. Some say that Cromwell's men quenched their thirst at Standish parish church. There's various stories.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 16th February 2022 at 21:19

Outstanding depth of field there, old chap. Well done.

Comment by: A Banks , on 18th February 2022 at 20:05

The bridge over Hic Bibi brook collapsed about five years ago ,I reported it to Chorley council ,but nothing done ,

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