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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 17th March, 2023)

Wintry Winter Hill


Wintry Winter Hill
Wintry Winter Hill, from Green Lane, Standish.

Photo: David Long  (Sony DSC-RX10M3)
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Comment by: PeterP on 17th March 2023 at 08:01

Nice winter scene . Snow looks ok on photos or postcards don't want to try walking in it. I don't think they make mini skis to fit on a wheelchair and if they did how do you stop it?

Comment by: Veronica on 17th March 2023 at 08:03

A bird’s eye view of Winter Hill - quite unusual. No wonder it’s called Winter Hill Brrr..

Comment by: Poet on 17th March 2023 at 08:21

Wonderful picture . Reminds me of Apollo 11's lunar module ready to blast off from the moon's surface .
An untranquil sea . Mackerel coloured .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 17th March 2023 at 08:35

I bet it's cold and fresh up there but think I'll stay at home today! Good view though.

Comment by: Garry on 17th March 2023 at 08:49

Brrr, that reminds me, I need to get more wood for my log burner and more sherry. It's still Winter yet. Well done Rev.

Comment by: Ken on 17th March 2023 at 09:38

My childhood playground tickeling trout and bringing them home for tea.

Comment by: Sylvia on 17th March 2023 at 09:45

You can see Winter Hill from our back kitchen window

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 17th March 2023 at 09:46

Brilliant photo David we go walking up to the pike every other week from the little barn through the Chinese gardens as we call them via the pigeon tower it’s extremely bad if you carry on to the mast (over the ankles in sluch)

Comment by: Dave johnson on 17th March 2023 at 09:48

Surely it would have been better titled Rivington Pike?

Comment by: Vegemite on 17th March 2023 at 10:17

That is not Winter Hill, its Rivington Pike with Noon Hill at the rear. Winter Hill is off the picture to the right.

Comment by: Aubrey on 17th March 2023 at 10:25

Great photo. Quite a zoom as well.

Comment by: Cyril on 17th March 2023 at 11:00

A good clear snowy scene and probably more snow left in those clouds, they do have wheelchair skiing in Sweden Peter https://quadlifeblog.com/2015/02/25/disabled-friendly-skiing-sweden/

So the view of Rivington and Winter Hill hasn't been blocked by the retirement complex that was being built where Chadwicks butchers once stood, with the height of the crane that was there I'd imagined folks around there being up in arms about their view being blocked by tall blocks of flats.
I often stopped to admire this superb view along Green Lane when walking dogs, it's around ten years ago now when I walked dogs at Gilmores vets; and those who only needed a short walk I'd take up Prospect footpath, along Green Lane then back down Squires Hey.

Comment by: Julie on 17th March 2023 at 11:10

A beautiful photo of Winter Hill.

Comment by: Cyril on 17th March 2023 at 11:33

vegemite, Noon Hill is quite interesting, I'd heard that the area around Rivington had some history to it, but according to the link below when Manchester University and Bolton Archaeological Society did an excavation there was evidence going back to when folks used flints and also from the bronze age on there too, https://lancashirepast.com/2022/08/19/noon-hill-bronze-age-burial-cairn-rivington/

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 17th March 2023 at 12:08

Delivered loads of concrete to anchor the main mast at winter hill which is secured with steel ropes when they extended and placed new red lights on it probably 17/20 years ago they are visible from miles away.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 17th March 2023 at 13:05

Brrr, looks bleak & cold, good panoramic scene David, pity about the hardware on the skyline.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 17th March 2023 at 13:23

I walked up to the Pike in similar conditions on Wednesday - I go up the right-hand side, parking by the High School, and down through the Japanese gardens. I saw a pair of deer as I came off the hill this week.

Comment by: Cyril on 17th March 2023 at 13:26

John, did you see on the news about the RAAC concrete put into the roofs of schools and other buildings during the 1960s and 1980s, roofs are beginning to collapse due to it becoming wet and the reinforcing corroding. Frightening too as there are no records as to which buildings it went into and there's a real danger of children being killed.
https://www.itv.com/news/2023-03-16/children-at-risk-in-schools-where-concrete-could-collapse-with-no-warning

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 17th March 2023 at 18:49

Cyril, a lot of acc also contains asbestos.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 17th March 2023 at 18:51

That's supposed to say aac not acc.

Comment by: Pat McC on 17th March 2023 at 19:22

Looks more like Siberia (not that I've ever been there!!)

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 17th March 2023 at 19:39

Cyril I didn’t see that about RAAC concrete it’s very serious as all concrete manufacturers and especially structural concrete go through very keen tests with there own quality control as well as purchasers having strict testing with slump test and cubes taken and the responsibility on a mixer driver getting the mix right was huge at times as the tolerance was down to 25mm either way or take the load back very very keen .

Comment by: Edna on 17th March 2023 at 22:00

Thank you David, this photo brought back loads of memories, when we walked to the pike every weekend, In our younger days.Winter and Summer.Somtimes strolling over to the mast.We have even gone as far as the pike, with the dog and a baby in the pram.Such happy days!!!

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