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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 13th September, 2023)

The Wood

The Wood
Crawford’s Wood, Aspull.
The house is on Manor Grove.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,390

Comment by: Veronica on 13th September 2023 at 06:06

My first thoughts is It looks a bit too secluded and overwhelmed with the trees nearby.
I would feel I was being watched!…Agh!

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 13th September 2023 at 06:38

Was it like that when you were a child Dennis? I can imagine that being the setting for many a cops'n'robbers/cowboys and indians/hide-and-seek game in the days when little lads played out all day and only went in for their dinner and tea.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 13th September 2023 at 07:03

Lovely pic,looks so rural.x

Comment by: Tony on 13th September 2023 at 07:28

Come on Mick, send some photos in owd lad.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 13th September 2023 at 08:16

Irene, when I was a child this was farm land growing crops.
It was taken over by the “Woodland Trust” and they planted the trees in the early 1990s.
It looks overgrown in this photo but there are paths across it and they are maintained by the Trust.

Comment by: Cyril on 13th September 2023 at 13:28

Interesting photo Dennis, when I last went around that area when working at the council I can't recall any trees being around there, also when looking on the Google satellite map I see that there are now houses on the large field that was between Holly Road and Crawford Avenue, that field would be left to grow then cut and baled up to be used for hay at the long gone Haigh Zoo. I see there's also new houses on Holly Road and a Nursery too which I can't remember being there, its all about where Cusani's butchers and caterers was and there was possibly a newsagents too.

Comment by: Jonesy from Old lane on 13th September 2023 at 13:37

Isadora is keeping him busy decorating and washing up Tony, and to keep him at it she's taken the wheels from his bike and hidden them and the camera

Comment by: Mark on 13th September 2023 at 16:45

You post some lovely pictures Dennis .
If I got sick in the morning as a young lad before school but was fully recovered by dinner time , I would go to magical places like this near me for a few hours and be in absolute heaven.
Alone , but for a short time , just feeling so at one with Nature .
We all need it , especially children !
When you are young you need to explore and find it , now they are being given it on a device , so why bother to search ?
I truly believe they are losing out . It’s like learning a musical instrument, once you go through the learn , it leaves you with a gift you can return to over and over again . Sadly now it’s laid out for them , which takes away the hard work, but also the gift .
Goodness knows what A I will bring and how we will identify with it ?
Mind Boggling!
Sorry for my ramble , some pictures trigger other things !
Thank you for posting Dennis .

Comment by: Pat McC on 13th September 2023 at 20:00

I can relate to this. Our nearest shop is 5 miles away - virtually no bus service from September to May - two buses on Thursdays and two on Saturdays - but the peace and quiet more than makes up for the lack of amenities.

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