Monthly Archives: September 2013

Friday 20th September 2013.

The first picture is of an old rough-stone wall that props-up a canal access road from what is a farm lane. It leads up to a red-brick bridge that crosses the canal. The second picture is of stonework built beside … Continue reading

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Thursday 19th September 2013.

Just a few minutes walk from local main roads is this well-built relic from the days of steam. Not all that long ago trains would clatter over this bridge on their way to Bradley Fold and then Bolton. The track … Continue reading

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Wednesday 18th September 2013.

Wet and rainy this morning but a few miles done around the local off-road areas. Not all ooparts are big – the old lump of iron pictured was a flow-valve for a factory feeding stream that was regulated by an … Continue reading

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Tuesday 17th September 2013.

Plenty of rain locally has given the river Irwell a slight ‘rise’ of late and the old weir at Warth is quite noisy today. The Archimedes Screw beside it also seemed to be ‘busy’, running (I think) at quite a … Continue reading

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Monday 16th September 2013.

Wind and rain lashed the locality this morning but, across the pictured overgrown field a well-known rusting (?) relic still stands alone and forlorn. It is of course the set of rugby goal-posts set in what was once a railway … Continue reading

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Sunday 15th September 2013.

A rainy bike-ride around Radcliffe this morning but Cycle-Route 6, away from the traffic, was, below the trees, reasonably dry. The stones, pictured above, beside the start of the route, are remnants of the old steam railway line that ran … Continue reading

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