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RIVINGTON. A Tower High On A Hill.

Up on a hill and visible for miles around is the Pigeon Tower. It stands at the highest point of the Terraced Gardens which were created out of the bare moorland by local businessman and philanthropist William Hesketh Lever, later Lord Levrhulme, founder of Lever Bros. Soap which later became part of the Unilever Empire. The Pigeon Tower is the most obvious of the many striking features of the Gardens. […]

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LEIGH. Coffee To Go In The Dry.

Picture the scene, the weather is cold and just a bit damp. You have things to do so you have to venture out into less than friendly weather. You struggle through, mission accomplished and you head back to your train/ bus / car. You need cheering up, just then the warming aroma of fine coffee entwines itself around your nostrils as a mobile coffee van comes into view. Great you […]

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EARLESTOWN. At The Friday Market.

If you look back through my blog you’ll notice that I like markets, I really enjoy the buzz and atmosphere of the coming and going, the snatched overheard scraps of conversation and that mix of people moving about. Some are fixed of purpose, list in hand gleam in one eye while the other keeps mind of the wristwatch or clock. While others just idling by and taking it all in, […]

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Chorley. A Blooming Good Show.

In the UK summer is a fickle mistress at the best of times, so scheduling an open air event can mean you’re living a bit dangerously but it’s something we natives have just got used to. All of that said, this weekend past I went along to the fifth annual Chorley flower show, held as always in the grounds of the delightful Astley Hall, a large manor house dating from […]

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Ormskirk. Market Day In Mono.

It was a Thursday, the sun was shining high in the sky and I needed to go to the bank, paying bills is always such fun. I had a couple of options, there are two branches near where I live but where’s the fun in parting with money on your own doorstep? Like I said it was Thursday, so that would be market day in Ormskirk, not too far away […]

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Liverpool. A Visit From A Queen.

There was a Royal visitor to the River Mersey this week, Cunard’s Queen Mary II, currently the largest cruise liner afloat at 79,000 tonnes. Don’t worry I won’t be hitting you over the head with long lists of facts and figures. Just selection of images from the evening. That said the liner has it’s own planetarium for all you seagoing stargazers. The Cunard Line’s connection with Liverpool goes back to […]

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