lachlansimages

The travels, musings and thoughts of a man and his camera.

Tag Archive for ‘Rivington’

HORWICH. A Busy Town Under The Moors.

One of my favourite places to visit are the Terraced Gardens up at Rivington, I’ve posted about them in the past. There’s a link thingy below for that post. My route there takes me though the town of Horwich. Like a lot of places the traditional industries and employers have moved or faded away. The streams from the nearby hills provided the power for the first mills but the big […]

Continue Reading →

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. […]

Continue Reading →

RIVINGTON. Sunlight And Old Stones.

High on the sometimes bleak West Pennine Moors in between the Lancashire towns of Horwich and Chorley there’s a hilltop rich in trees, with here and there the remains of buildings showing through. These are the Terraced Gardens, the creation of local businessman William Lever, later 1st Viscount Leverhulme. I’ve been visiting the gardens since my childhood and have seen the ebb and flow of their condition over time. The […]

Continue Reading →

RIVINGTON. Follies Of The Wise & Motorbikes

A favourite photo location of mine is the small village of Rivington on the West Pennine Moors a little to the north of Bolton, Lancashire. Rivington nestles in the shadow of the moors and is the location of a set of terraced gardens built by the owner of the Sunlight Soap Co, Bolton born business man William Lever, later Viscount Leverhulme. In the early 1900’s Lord Leverhulme purchased an estate […]

Continue Reading →