Category Archives: Places to Visit

Mobberley: a Journey Back to WW2

Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography

I love a good story, I used to sit and listen to my grandad tell stories about his life as a young man, particularly throughout the second world war. I’m still lucky to be able to chat with my 96 years old Auntie, who loves to talk about stories of my dad, her younger brother.

She was telling me the other day about cycling from home in Stretford Manchester to the leafy Cheshire countryside of Mobberley to visit my father, who was then an 8 years old boy. He was living on a farm there, due to being evacuated out of Manchester at the start of the second world war in 1939.  She didn’t know much about the area, only that it was a long way to cycle.

I decided to do a bit of research and found this website which has some interesting information about the history of Mobberley. I emailed them and was surprised to get a quick response from a very kind gentleman who gave me some information about which schools in Manchester the children had come from, the venue they were chosen by the local families of Mobberley at, and which school they attended during their stay.

We took a trip to check the area out and looked at a few of the important landmarks involved in Dad’s stay. Below are a few photos taken from our visit.

Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography

This is Victory Hall where the children, including my Dad were brought to and chosen by kind local families, to look after during their stay.

Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography

This is the school where Dad was educated while staying in Mobberley. Somewhat different to when dad was there. But great to see the school is still thriving after so many years.

Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography

Above is the church that stands across the road from the school.

Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography
Mobberley photos by Mike Turner Photography

Photos around Egerton & Belmont, Bolton

Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography

Having had a few hours drive out today we ventured up towards Bolton and the beautiful countryside on its outskirts, the weather held up for us, but some storm clouds were on view. Here is a selection from around Belmont and Egerton taken on my phone. I’ve included a map of the area, if you decide to pay it a visit.

Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography
Egerton & Belmont Bolton photos by Mike Turner Photography

Astley Hall and Park Photographs

astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography

We recently visited Astley Hall near Chorley. It’s a great location for a family day out. Plenty of open spaces, bowling green, children’s park, woodland trails, cafe and gardens. Well worth a visit, don’t forget to take your camera. I did, so took these on my phone.

astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography
astley hall and park chorley photos by mike turner photography

Croston photographs

Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers

Croston is a village and civil parish in Lancashire, England near Chorley. The River Yarrow flows through the village. We had the pleasure of popping into the village on our drive through to Southport on a lovely summers day. I took a few photos of the village using my mobile phone camera, hope you enjoy them.

Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers
Croston chorley photographers

White Coppice Photographs

white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos

White Coppice is a hamlet close to Chorley, Lancashire, England. It is part of the township of Anglezarke. It was a glorious day when we first visited it, and here are a few photos of the areas we took while there, taken entirely on mobile phone.

white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos

 

white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos
white coppice photos by Mike Turner photos