Monthly Archives: September 2013

Monday 30th September 2013.

Cooler again for the morning bike-ride around Radcliffe’s canal and railway remnants. The pic is of old railway sleepers made into a fence that keeps folk off the (now) Metrolink railway lines. Such fences, or what’s left of them, are … Continue reading

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Sunday 29th September 2013.

Nice and light this morning so picture-taking was easier. The bit of old railway line bolted to the stonework of the old canal bridge is an oopart on an oopart. The bit of iron, now well worn and rusty, would … Continue reading

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Saturday 28th September 2013.

A short bike-ride again this morning and a picture of what was the embankment needed to lift a steam train over the local canal. The old track would have been below the line of trees and, along the raised ground, … Continue reading

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Friday 27th September 2013.

Almost summery weather this morning along the Radcliffe Canal not far from the Town Hall, which, really, is another oopart! A little further along the tow-path, to ye olde wharfe, you can still see the top parts of a sunken … Continue reading

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Thursday 26th September 2013.

Cooler and fresher air this morning which made the bike-ride easier. There’s nothing worse than muggy, drizzly, misty air when you’re trying to ride a bike. It was too very busy this morning on the main-roads and so a detour … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25th September 2013.

Really misty today and, as a second ride had to be done, the first was quite short: down to the Town Hall and left to the cycle path at Coney Green, then back home via Banana Walk. Pictured is the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24th September 2013.

Rode over that distant bridge yesterday, in Bury, but today turned-off from Manchester Road onto Belle Vue Terrace, to go over the old footbridge that crosses the railway lines. Many ooparts are below it; the signal-box (?) of Bury South … Continue reading

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Monday 23rd September 2013.

It was, this morning, much cooler than yesterday and so a bike ride to Bury was possible. The photo shows the road bridge, near Bury Town Hall, that goes over the rail tracks to Bolton Street Station. Just below that … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd September 2013.

It was, this morning, warmer than it looked and the weatherproof coat made it feel even more so. A planned ride, on Sunday-quiet local roads, was cut short because of this. But, hopefully, a little fine morning weather will allow … Continue reading

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Saturday 21st September 2013.

Stood a few yards from Ye Olde Tower, in Radcliffe, the JCB and the bulldozer looked out-of-place themselves. It’s all part of a ‘dig’, in and around the Tower and the nearby park, to find out more about local history. … Continue reading

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