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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 29th June, 2023)

Whelley


Whelley
Near Whelley Loop Line.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: PeterP on 29th June 2023 at 05:27

Peace and tranquillity the babble of a brook

Comment by: Veronica on 29th June 2023 at 05:50

Mini waterfalls from sunken/ worn out steps…

Comment by: Garry on 29th June 2023 at 07:25

Nature at its best. You wouldn't think this water flow is running with this dry weather spell.
Cheers Dennis.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 29th June 2023 at 07:27

What a lovely picture. I can almost feel the shady coolness in the air and hear the water. Beautiful.

Comment by: Silvia from Bognor Reges on 29th June 2023 at 08:39

When I was young I remember walking with my aunt and uncle down a lane in Wigan and my uncle pointed out that one of the buildings was going to be used for bottling Wigan water, I think the company who were starting the business sold pharmacie products.
Later on I remember we walked past this little waterfall and he told me that this is the image that will be used on the bottles.

Comment by: Pat McC on 29th June 2023 at 09:55

Absolutely beautiful. It's calming just looking at it. Thanks Dennis. I'm surprise too Gary that the hot weather hasn't dried it up. Cenarth Falls, which is near where I live, is down to a trickle, whereas normally the water is powerful and impressive.

Comment by: Sandra on 29th June 2023 at 11:56

The flow of the water will sound lovely on a very hot day.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th June 2023 at 12:50

Certainly a very attractive cascade but looks man made so was it constructed , as has been mentioned, for bottling water ?

Comment by: Ken on 29th June 2023 at 13:03

According to google maps its called Great Haigh Sough something I have never heard of

Comment by: Sir Bob on 29th June 2023 at 14:17

Anyone remember when that water running along there was 'yellow' ?

Comment by: Sue on 29th June 2023 at 16:38

Love it!

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 29th June 2023 at 19:22

Sir Bob, it was only yellow from the outlet of the Great Haigh Sough which used to be further down the stream than this.
A few years ago the polluted water from the Sough was diverted to settling ponds higher up in Aspull.
In the settling ponds the pollution settles to the bottom and the clear water at the top runs off to join the stream that comes from the stream behind the Crown Hotel in New Springs. From there it runs down to a culvert under what was the Whelley loop railway line and comes out at the top of this cascade, from the bottom of this it joins what was the yellow Brook that runs into the River Douglas.

Comment by: tuddy on 29th June 2023 at 21:57

It is man made, the water has been filtered through reed beds further up stream to take the yellow ochre out of it, so the Yellow Brook isn't yellow any more. The Great Haigh Sough was a drain used to remove water from the coal mines at Haigh.

Comment by: Wiganer on 29th June 2023 at 23:51

aren't they fish steps put there by the council for fish to jump up?

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