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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 22nd March, 2023)

Winter Hill


Winter Hill
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,661

Comment by: Linma on 22nd March 2023 at 06:19

Looks a bit different to a few years ago when it was on fire.

Comment by: DTease on 22nd March 2023 at 09:20

Very out of focus.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 22nd March 2023 at 09:38

Whenever we have been away and are coming back I always look for Winter Hill then I know we are nearly home.

Comment by: Tom on 22nd March 2023 at 11:28

Looks a right mess to me, this sort of photo would benefit from being touched up.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd March 2023 at 13:25

It looks like it’s been taken from a ‘cubby -hole’ somewhere. It must have been spittin’ rain…. “Oh…. Gerrin’ here I maunt geet wet!

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd March 2023 at 14:38

Not up to your usual photo Mick, been having a bad camera day, though saying that it's probably the sort of photo I'd take with a camera with dials for this and that other than a point it and take it camera.

Remember a few years ago there was an amateur or beginner camera and photography course listed at Wigan & Leigh college and I'd put my name down to go on it, however something came up and I had to cancel, I always said if it's ever on again I'd go, but I've never seen the course advertised since, it was probably one of those many courses that were shelved around that time.

Comment by: DerekB on 22nd March 2023 at 18:53

I seem to remember around the winter of 1957/1958 a commercial flight crashing on Winter Hill with a considerable number of lives being lost lost. Can anyone confirm this and recall further details?

Comment by: Garry on 22nd March 2023 at 19:32

This photo makes my eyes blurred or have I drank too much sherry.

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd March 2023 at 20:15

I'm sure there's been a few plane crashes up there Derek, however here's three about the plane from the Isle of Man to Manchester.

https://youtu.be/XEZ1BePiLoI

https://youtu.be/n3lAS_6_0iM

https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1958/feb/28/aircraft-accident-winter-hill

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd March 2023 at 20:26

Derek,there is a plaque on the hill dedicated to the dead..35 died,it was 27th February..and the flight was from the Isle of Man to Manchester airport.
If you just type 'plane crash' on Winter Hill on google it's all there.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd March 2023 at 20:33

Derek,if you type ' Plane crash on Winter Hill you will find all the information.

Comment by: Garry on 22nd March 2023 at 20:39

Winter Hill Plane crash in 1958 from Isle of man to Manchester.

Comment by: Alan on 22nd March 2023 at 20:46

Google it!
Simple as that.

Comment by: Maureen on 22nd March 2023 at 21:01

Apologies for my comment doubling up..I totally forgot to wait awhile,getting mixed up with replying on Communicate.

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd March 2023 at 21:20

Derek, there were also US air plane crashes at Anglezarke and at Wrightington.
https://www.lep.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/airmen-in-anglezarke-moor-tragedy-are-never-forgotten-3369328

https://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/projects/north-american-mustang-kh838-wrightington/

The Peak District Air Accident Research have a list of air plane crashes around the Lancashire fells and moors. https://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/tag/lancashire/

Comment by: Pw on 22nd March 2023 at 21:55

I knew a part time fireman from Horwich,Tom Jackson,who attended the crash and told me about it.He was a turner in the electrical shop at the Loco works.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd March 2023 at 08:39

I knew a part time fireman from Horwich,Tom Jackson,who attended the crash and told me about it.He was a turner in the electrical shop at the Loco works.

Comment by: DerekB on 24th March 2023 at 12:17

Thankyou Maureen/Cyril. Now why didn't I think to Google it?

Comment by: annemarie on 14th February 2024 at 20:32

this is the view from my bedroom window and it was taken on the day ny beautiful boy dird thsnkyou

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