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Photos of Poole’s Cavern, Buxton Country Park and surrounding area

pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park

On our drive to Poole’s cavern and Buxton country park we stopped to take in some of the views and of course take a few pictures.

Once we arrived we walked to the summit of Grin Hill, just a 20 minute brisk walk from Poole’s Cavern, to Buxton’s very own folly, Solomon’s Temple.

Solomon’s Temple actually occupies a site of ancient significance. It rises from the centre of an ancient burial mound, and during the tower’s construction an archaeological dig revealed several Bronze Age skeletons from the ‘Beaker’ period, along with later Roman items.

After taking a short rest to enjoy the spectacular views across the High Peak we resulted to take a guided tour of Poole’s cavern.

You can find more information from Poole’s cavern official website at poolescavern.co.uk

It says “Take a journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years.”

We did and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park
pooles cavern and buxton country park

Photoshoots To Celebrate Your Unique Style

makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington

Whether you come to enjoy a Makeover photoshoot, where you have your hair and makeup professionally styled, or for a regular photoshoot, we’ll take a variety of stylish portraits to capture your unique personality and style. We’re all individuals and here at Mike Turner Photography we believe in celebrating this uniqueness. Check out just a small selection of images captured during one shoot, to get an idea about the variety of images we’re able to capture. We’d love to see you at our studio in Lowton soon. Check out more information about our makeover photoshoots and our regular portraits.

makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington
makeover photoshoots at Mike Turner Photography Wigan, Warrington

Photos Of Hesketh Park In Southport

Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn

Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. The Victorian Park has plenty to offer visitors, a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to lose track of time.
The gardens and ornate fountains have been restored and reconstructed, to bring the park back to its former glory. There are numerous nature trails, varied wildlife, a large lake, a children’s play area.

All photos taken with a mobile phone camera.

Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn
Photos of Hesketh park in autumn

Photos Of Uppermill Village at Saddleworth

mike turner photography: photo of the Limekiln cafe at Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of the Limekiln cafe at Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester

We recently went for a drive to Uppermill, which is a lovely village in Saddleworth, well worth a day out, here are some photos of the day, at the bottom of this post is a Google map of the location, hope you enjoy the photographs, all done with my mobile phone.

mike turner photography: photo of the Limekiln cafe at Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of the Limekiln cafe at Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester
mike turner photography: photo of Uppermill, Oldham, Manchester

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Goodbye To Lowton Civic Hall

I grew up in Lowton, living there until the age of 17, I have now worked in Lowton for 10 years and still have close family in the village. So I’ve seen many changes in the area over the years, not many of them positive to be honest, the latest being the demolition of Lowton Civic Hall. It was sad to see it go so easily, I’m glad I managed to grab the video when I did, because a couple of weeks after taking it the centre was no more. The video above was taken using an android phone so please excuse the quality.

Below is a brief history of Lowton Civic Hall later known as the Rose center which was a centerpiece for the area known as HMS Cabbala, Scotia North and Lowton Meadows at various times in it’s history.

In 1939 farmland at the bottom of what is now known as Hesketh Meadow lane, was compulsory purchased by the war department with the intention to be used for accommodation for the munitions factory at Risley Moss and was to be known as Risley Hostels.

Building work began in 1941 on a self-contained village which was designed to house 600 workers but in 1942 before the first resident could move in plans were changed and it was instead used as a Royal Navy signal training centre known as HMS Cabbala.

There were approx 600 sailors and 60 wrens on what was known as a land-based ship until 1946, teaching top secret methods of sending and receiving messages including the Morse code.

After the Navy vacated the site it became an hostel for displaced Eastern European people who mainly worked in the local coal mines.

It was later taken over by the Ministry of Works who used it to house American service personnel and their families from the base at Burtonwood and was called Scotia North.

In 1960 it was taken over by the Golborne Urban District Council and used to house local families becoming part of the council housing stock. It was locally known as The Meadows.

In 1974 Wigan Metropolitan Borough council took over all the local district councils in the area including Golborne, and subsequently decided to demolished the village, re-housing residents on a new council house estate built nearby, now known as Egerton road estate.

However the Civic Hall was retained for leisure purposes up until 2011 when it was sold into private hands, being renamed the Rose Centre, later falling into disuse.

The Hall was demolished in November 2017, shortly after the video above was filmed.