Category Archives: Lancashire

Derwent Reservoir and a sunny winters day………….

Yesterday (Saturday) was a glorious winters day so I decided that a visit to Derwent Valley in the Peak District of Derbyshire would be in order to complete the walk around part of the reservoir (see map above for details … Continue reading

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A canal walk and a hearty “Guten Morgan”

Last Sunday morning I took a walk along the narrow canal in Uppermill, just outside of Oldham and nestling at the foot of the Pennines. The weather was warm and the surrounding countryside a lush green colour as I made … Continue reading

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1940s weekend……in Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall

 For the past 18 years East Lancs Railway has put on a 1940s weekend and each year the event has grown so that now thousands of visitors don silk stockings, Fedora hats and gas masks to step back in time … Continue reading

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Flying visit to Ramsbottom railway station………

As the weather was fine today I had a quick look at the time-table for the East Lancashire Railway and found that the steam train was running. So, camera in hand I legged it to the car and drove along … Continue reading

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Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

  Paid a visit to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry last week as part of my industrial heritage visiting campaign. It is a good few years sine I was last there and considerable development has taken place, not … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman, Ramsbottom and a grey winters day………and a chance encounter with ‘Tanas bear!

“A grand day out………………..” Although I am scheduled to go on an official visit to see the Flying Scotsman train next Friday, I decided at short notice to go over to Ramsbottom (small town in Lancashire) today as the train … Continue reading

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