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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 5th October, 2023)

Through The Plantations


Through The Plantations
A walk through Bottling Wood.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th October 2023 at 07:32

That looks a a very attractive woodland path Dennis. We walked in our local wood on Sunday, Pretty Corner Woods & not a sign of autumn yet, the leaves still very green. I read its because the day & night temperatures are much the same even though the days are shorter. Though if we get the winter winds starting to blow, leaves act like sails & the ground so wet,
some older trees will fall....but its good to walk in woodlands anytime of the year.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th October 2023 at 07:34

That looks a a very attractive woodland path Dennis. We walked in our local wood on Sunday, Pretty Corner Woods & not a sign of autumn yet, the leaves still very green. I read its because the day & night temperatures are much the same even though the days are shorter. Though if we get the winter winds starting to blow, leaves act like sails & the ground so wet,
some older trees will fall....but its good to walk in woodlands anytime of the year.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 5th October 2023 at 07:36

This brings a feeling of de-ja vu!

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th October 2023 at 08:36

PS. Can anyone say why it's called Bottling Wood ?

Comment by: Veronica on 5th October 2023 at 09:30

Again the colours are dazzling…I thought it was the same photo as well Irene.

Comment by: Wigan Mick's Bike Seat on 5th October 2023 at 10:16

Youre walking through the plantations there Dennis. Bottling wood is on the other side of the brook.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th October 2023 at 13:03

Oops!
What happened there ?

Comment by: Cyril on 5th October 2023 at 13:26

Irene and Veronica I too initially thought it was the photo from the other day, Dennis and Brian are trying to make us think were going doo lally. Have you been on your travels Mick, not seen you posting in a while.

There seems to have been a lot more seeds blowing from off Silver Birches this year, at times near us with a lot of folks having them in their gardens it was like light hail coming down, trouble is the seeds get everywhere if you happen to have a window or door open and they're blowing in.

Comment by: Sylvia Avery on 5th October 2023 at 19:12

Helen of Troy, the land was held by the Botteler family, many centuries ago. The name is derived from that. So my mother said.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th October 2023 at 20:16

Thanks for that Sylvia, I will see if I can find anymore information.

Comment by: Paul P on 5th October 2023 at 21:42

Is Sylvia Avery also known as Sylvia from Bognor?

Comment by: Cyril on 5th October 2023 at 21:47

Helen of Troy and Sylvia Avery, according to Art Culshaw it was a family by the name of Butler who owned the wood, and down through the ages the area became corruptively known as Bottling Wood, see comments in this photo from off the Album:
https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=976&gallery=Bottling+Wood&offset=0

Comment by: Sylvia Avery on 5th October 2023 at 22:20

My mother said, Boteler is a corruption of the name Butler. One of them called himself Le Boteler and, maybe, his daughter married a fella from down Wigan way. They were all 'landed gentry', so gave land away as and when. The Butler / Le Boteler link came about around 1086, the time of the Domesday Book. It occurs in Warrington and Newton le Willows, which Wigan was once part of. So, there is historical links.
I rang her this afternoon to ask for more information, but the operator wanted 40 cents more for the next three minutes but I had no change, sorry.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 5th October 2023 at 23:10

If you want my opinion Sylvia , you need to take a little less notice of what your mother tells you and take back control of your own life .

Answering the phone when your boyfriend rings might be a good place to start .

Comment by: Veronica on 6th October 2023 at 09:12

Good advice Ozy meanwhile I hope you have recovered from the effects of the home brewed blackberry and beetroot wine and left over b&b crumble.

Comment by: Cyril on 6th October 2023 at 11:01

Veronica, I'd imagine that Ozy can't be rid of the purply red lips after his indulgence, though I'm sure they will be fading a bit by now. You can always tell who's been picking the Brambles or peeling the Beetroots and sampling them too.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th October 2023 at 12:04

‘During the war’ Cyril
( as Uncle Albert used to say) women used beetroot to redden their lips because of the lipstick shortage. What would these girls do today with those horrible inflated lips?

Comment by: DTease on 6th October 2023 at 13:16

Veronica, I think they would need a “Bigger beetroot”

Comment by: Veronica on 6th October 2023 at 13:49

One the size of a pumpkin Dtease injected with ‘Botox!’

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