If you’re into walking and live in the Hindley area, check out this great walk along an old railway line off Wigan road, Hindley, up to the Leeds to Liverpool canal, along the tow path, up to top lock, along Withington lane, cut through HIndley Hall Golf course, along Hall lane, right at Hemfield road (old dirt track), to Makerfield way, and back onto the old railway line, back to Wigan road.
The photos have been taken on a mobile phone and various times, you might notice the difference in colours and seasons. It clocks approx 5.7 miles. Check out the exact route by watching the video animation. Hope you enjoy..
We had a walk around Jumbles Country park today, which is just a stones through from where I spent part of my childhood. Between the ages of 5 and 10 years old I lived in Bromley Cross and have fond memories of the area. It’s only the second time I’ve been to Jumbles, the first time being a couple of years ago.
During that first visit, I’d had a funny experience. Jumping back in time, as a 9 year old me and a friend managed to persuade a local newspaper shop owner to give us a job delivering newspapers, but because we were under 10 years old at the time, we could do it only if we did it together. Now I have a strong memory of a country lane me and this friend used to deliver newspapers on, because it had no street lights, and it was always dark because we did the job during the winter months after school, some of the houses were quite secluded and scary in the dark, from a 9 year old’s point of view anyway.
Now jump forwards 39 years, having walked around Jumbles country park, I was completely unaware it would bring me back on to the very same lane (at the back of the park) that I’d delivered papers on all those years before. I hadn’t actually ever seen the place during the daytime, yet I had a strong sense of deja vous as we came onto the lane from Jumbles, and I said to my wife, “I wonder if this is the lane?” I felt a need to walk further down to see if it would bring me to Turton railways station, which it surely did. A very strange experience for me at the time, but it was great to rekindle some of those old memories again.
Anyway here are a few images from our most recent visit that we took using our phone camera …
Here are a few photos from our recent trip to Balmoral Castle and gardens. We spent a week on the estate, stopping at one of the cottages that are available to rent. Photos are a mix of DSLR and camera phone, hope you enjoy them.
Here are a selection of photographs taken using my Android phone camera on our recent trip to Singapore. I highly recommend visiting Singapore, it’s a beautiful place, packed with unbelievable architecture, perfectly complimented with nature. They seem to have a good mix of natural and man-made beauty, as well as a good balance of cultural mixes.
You can find out more about Singapore at Wikipedia.
Fred Dibnah was a steeplejack and television personality from Bolton, who was well loved because of his infectious enthusiasm and passion for engineering. His home became his playground, littered with many of his homemade projects. Since his death in 2004, the venue has become a heritage centre thanks to Leon Powsney who took over after Fred’s death, aided by some of Fred’s friends including Alf Molyneux who was one of Fred’s best friends and who starred with him on the BBC Made in Britain series.