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SANKEY VALLEY. Balsam And Berries.

I’ve written about the Sankey Valley before, the canal and the history that’s threaded along it. It’s an easy walk for me to get to it and the web of paths and access points means that there is always a variety of walking that you can do. On this day I just fancied a couple of hours out of the house away from the computer screen. I’m trying to clear […]

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SCOTLAND. In Twelve Images.

Well the prospect of travelling again inches slowly closer, though at the moment as the rain streaks down my windows and the wind bounces around my garden, that prospect seems as far away as ever. Trying to make some positive use of the down time I’ve been tidying the photo files. Checking what’s there and pencilling in ideas for future trips. One way and another I spend a lot of […]

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ASTLEY PARK. The Wall, A Door & Some Chimney Pots.

I don’t know about you but I often find doorways fascinating. Anybody looking through my photo files will find random shots of them in all shapes and sizes. Like the introduction on the old Semprini Serenades radio show, they are Old Ones, New Ones, Loved Ones, Neglected ones. They range from evening shots of slinky, city centre office blocks with their neon cool. To back street firms with virtually the […]

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ST. ANNES. Rose Garden Solitude.

A little to the south of the 24/7 party town that is Blackpool stand the genteel twins of Lytham and St. Annes. Both towns are favourite destinations of mine. As much as I like Blackpool a change of tempo is always welcome. Just off the centre of St. Annes are the Ashton Gardens, named after the Lancaster Lino magnate Lord Ashton who bought the land and presented it to the […]

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WARRINGTON. A Bridge In The Sky.

This little bit of industrial history had been on my to do list for a while but for whatever reasons I had not got around to it. So with the easing of the lock down I thought this would be the perfect time to go and seek it out. Warrington’s own Transporter Bridge. It’s the old story that once you know where it is, its really easy to find, you […]

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