Thu 12 Jun, 2008 02:02 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Mathos wrote:
What do you think Walt ?

Sure. Very good shots - ALL!

Thanks Walt, I take that as a great compliment coming from you..Cheers.
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Walter Hinteler
Thu 12 Jun, 2008 02:06 pm
Well, since the 1st Battalion, QLR, is based not far from here (thus regular direct flights from our local airport to MAN) :wink: ...

Apropos 'red rose':

- this is the coat of arms of the founder of my hometown - the earl of Lippe (nowadays princes)


- this is the coat of arms of my hometown


- this is the coat of arms of our state

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Fri 13 Jun, 2008 03:15 pm
Nice bit of information that Walter.

Good contribution to the thread as well.

Thanks for that 'Old Friend.'
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Fri 13 Jun, 2008 03:33 pm
It just happened to be a really dull day today for most of the time.

I completed my business over the Clitheroe side as well. It's been a somewhat difficult, busy and tiring couple of weeks for me on a personal basis, and from 6.30 am this morning I have not really had a minute to myself until now and it's almost 9pm.

Can't I bloody moan.

I was knackered by five o'clock this evening but had to go to the gym; took two of my grandsons who are both into amateur boxing and that kept me busy for a couple of more hours, then it was 8 pm when I was able to call my working day over and done so to speak.

{I had some timber delivered today, what a bloody performance that was, remind me to tell you about it sometime, if ever there was a case for euthanasia it was in my bloody drive today.}

Never mind, I'm still here.

I had hoped to get into one or two of the cattle auctions over Clitheroe way this last week, but it was impossible, time wasn't on my side I'm afraid. I will get there though, sooner or later and will get some photographs, they are classic events the 'Farmer's Auctions 'at times.

There were more Gypsies on the road this morning too.


They must have had a good night, the fire was still smoldering on the edge of the field, and there were a few empty cans kicking about as well.

Their horses were superb looking animals, outstanding specimens.


It looked like they had really had a big fire going, it was quite a cold night too last night and up in this particular area, it is always colder due to the exposed and elevated location.


They had certainly burned a good bit of the old tree up, that's for sure.
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Fri 13 Jun, 2008 03:37 pm
They had a nice 'convoy' of covered wagons lined up.


They had a small unit on the back of one of the two pick-ups which had parked up with the convoy.


Unless you know were to look, its not a common site at all coming across these 'old type' units, they are worth a great deal of money as well.

There were a couple of kids sleeping in the small tent here.


The kids have a rare old life. They can live off the land from a young age. They can all handle money and do a bit of dealing. The actual schooling dependant on how long they spend in a fixed location, but most of them 'nowadays' do receive a basic education in the three 'R's'

They can ride horses like qualified jockey's too.

You see them racing each other at times in these small units, a form of dressage but they look like charioteers.

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Fri 13 Jun, 2008 03:43 pm
I took the liberty of taking a few close up photographs of the units.


They certainly don't get into the habit of carrying too much excess baggage.

That's for sure.


Tooth brushes and 'Colgate' were all ready for them awakening from their slumber.

It was about 8.40 am when I took these photographs.
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Fri 13 Jun, 2008 03:58 pm
I had to go to Cuerden Valley today as well. That's a beautiful place.


Shady Lane another handsome stretch of a country lane.

Cuerden Hall is a splendid building steeped in history.

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Fri 13 Jun, 2008 04:04 pm
This is some additional information taken from The Internet regarding the superb work of art as shown below in photographic mode and information regarding the artist and Cuerden Hall.

The favourite hunters of Mrs Robert Townley Parker of Cuerden Hall, Lancashire in a wooded coastal landscape


Charles Towne from 1810 was based in Liverpool, becoming a founder member of the Liverpool Academy. He travelled widely in the north of England to paint horses and many of his clients were Cheshire and Lancashire gentry. Mrs Townley Parker (d.1878), née Emily Brooke, was the daughter of Thomas Brooke of Church Minshull. In 1816 she married her kinsman Robert Townley Parker (1793-1879), son of Thomas Townley Parker of Cuerdon Hall, Sheriff of Lancashire, and his wife Susannah Brooke. On his father's death in 1794, the infant Robert inherited Cuerdon, near Bamber Bridge, and the Brooke estate of Astley Park near Chorley, Lancashire. He was MP for Preston from 1837 to 1857.

In 1816 Robert Townley Parker commissioned Lewis Wyatt to remodel the early eighteenth century Cuerdon Hall in a Grecian style with four corner turrets: these may be echoed in the turrets in the background of Towne's painting, which sets Mrs Townley Parker's hunters in a romantic, wooded landscape. The River Lostock, which flows through the Cuerdon valley, is aggrandised to a gleaming estuary with sailing boats and larger shipping. During his years in London, from 1799 to 1804, Charles Towne had been an associate of George Morland and Morland's richly-detailed rustic scenes are reflected in Towne's delicately-painted landscape, with its subtle handling of light.


Wigan 1763 - 1840 Liverpool

Charles Towne specialised in horse and dog portraiture and landscape, rendered with delicacy and detail. Towne (the spelling of his name he used after 1799) was born in Wigan, the third child of Robert and Mary Town. Charles was selling his drawings by the age of eight and at twelve walked to Leeds to work for the landscape artist John Rathbone. He then joined his brother in Liverpool, becoming a coach- and ornamental painter and japanner. He worked in Lancaster and Manchester, returning to Liverpool by 1785 to marry a widow, Margaret Harrison.

Towne exhibited a landscape at the Liverpool Society for Promoting Painting and Design in 1787 and copied from memory George Stubbs's exhibits, Haymakers and Reapers. Towne was influenced by Stubbs, another Liverpool-born painter, in his equestrian portraits, the earliest of which dates from 1792. Towne divided his time between Liverpool and Manchester, with a visit to London in 1797. There he visited the studio of Philip de Loutherbourg, whose work influenced his Highland scene The monarch of the Glen, 1797 (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool).

From 1799 to 1804 Towne lived in London, exhibiting at the Royal Academy in those years. He became a friend of the rackety George Morland, emulating his rustic landscapes and, more unfortunately, his life. By 1798 Towne was making £600 a year, yet spent money as fast as he could earn it. He returned to Liverpool around 1810 and became a founder member of the Liverpool Academy, serving as its Vice-President 1812-13 and exhibiting there 1810-13 and 1822-25. He exhibited at the Royal Manchester Institution 1827-33. From 1813 Towne also worked as a picture restorer. He seems to have travelled widely in the north of England to paint horses and dogs, but the majority of his clients were Lancashire and Cheshire gentry. Towne died in Liverpool in 1840.

The work of Charles Towne is represented in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
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Tai Chi
Fri 13 Jun, 2008 04:46 pm
Enjoying the photos, Mathos. Thanks.
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Mon 16 Jun, 2008 04:28 pm
Tai Chi wrote:
Enjoying the photos, Mathos. Thanks.

Thanks Tai Chi,

I'm running really late tonight, so just going to stick a couple on. Hopefully a lot more during the week.

A few nice ones I took earlier on this evening coming up.

I am looking forward to the school summer holidays. Only about a month to go and I'll have two or three of my grandsons with me probably two or three days a week for several weeks.

It's good fun, keeping them occupied is the hard part.

I'd been down to the gym earlier on tonight and two of them were with me. It's been a good season for amateur boxing, the summer means a lay off until the new season starts in September, getting the lads in good fettle for The Schoolboy's ABA Tournaments and Championships is hard work but is rewarding in it's own rights.

We normally do two nights a week training at the gym for them during summer, just to keep their fitness levels as good as is possible, maintain the interest and technique work is essential to coach.

So on the way home with my own two lads, (We had seventeen working out in total tonight six of those were in the adult category. You can compete in the Amateur Ranking at senior level up to 34 years of age.) I had a drive around the local country side with a view to varying the cycle rides I normally do with them during the summer.

They expressed their "We don't want to cycle to Southport or Blackpool this year"

Pity, because i enjoy those routes, but never mind, I'll do them by myself.

So I decided this little area would be excellent for them and so far, they seem quite happy with the same.


This is the canal as it runs through Whittle Springs another wonderful and picturesque area of Lancashire

It's certainly many and many a year since I cycled along a canal path, so I'm already looking forward to it.


I took the lads a drive up around Anglezarke and onto Belmont, I obviously snapped away at a couple of nice spots and have some decent photographs to show.

Well I hope they look decent anyhow.
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Tue 17 Jun, 2008 02:05 pm
I have a tendency to photograph roads as I am driving along. I think the reader is perhaps able to appreciate the beauty of the area and the pleasantness of a summers evening or day.

I know that driving through such beauty gives me a feeling of privilege.


They are wonderful roads.


The Canal lock looked so brilliant as well, I was going to drive up to top lock and take a few photographs of the pub there by the canal bank, Plus the lock house and a few other nice spots. However, the lads had some homework to do when they got home and they had to have their tea. You can't eat and train for boxing, or any other sport for that matter so it's always after training when they eat.

Cut the waffle out Mathos, you had to have them home early, OK.


Isn't that gorgeous to look at though.
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Tue 17 Jun, 2008 02:10 pm
I was telling their mother where we had been when I got them home {My younger daughter}

"Your not taking them cycling on that canal path Dad, you'll have them falling in!"

Grand isn't it..


Fantastic places in Lancashire.

I suppose the Canal Path is a little close to the water from a mother's point of view. Rolling Eyes


This was a beautiful little spot, a dark copse in the middle of the fields. Brilliant


I was quite surprised how quiet it was around there this evening, normally it would be very busy on such a beautiful night.

Must be the fuel strike and shortage.

I'm glad one of my Son in Laws has a Shell franchise.

Shut it Mathos


It's like driving from night into day, some of the trees cover the roads so thickly it's almost put your lights on time.
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Tue 17 Jun, 2008 02:18 pm
These photographs look better than I thought they would.


Nice cottage for sale at Limbrick.

This was a cracking pub at one time. It may well still be, I haven't been in for a few years.


There's a nice little area out back, we used to take the girls there when they were youngsters. The River runs through the back yard so to speak, There were stepping stones across the river and they loved to play there. Glass of pop or a bottle of coke, sandwich and a bag of crisps, they loved it.

Like I said I was pushed for time so I didn't give it the once over.

Next time maybe.

There aren't enough hours in the day for me.

A bit of information I gleamed from The Internet re The Black Horse.

I seemed to remember there was something special about it.

The Black Horse in Limbrick, south of Chorley, is the second-oldest pub in Lancashire dating right back to 1577. New landlords have brought something different to this traditional country pub with chef-patron Carminie a native of Sorrento. He has added a continental, and specifically Italian, twist to the traditional pub menu. Inside there are two drinking areas as well as the restaurant. Outside, a beer garden with tables overlooks the river. ...more information
Check it out on Sugarvine.com

Looks good, I'll have to treat Flobo to a meal there and let you know how it rates.
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Tue 17 Jun, 2008 02:31 pm
Two things I hadn't realised until now.

1. What time it was.

2. How many photographs I hadn't down loaded yet.

Which means I have been a lot busier than I realised out there and in here tonight.

I'll leave you with these and put some more on through the week.

These reservoirs really are spectacular.

It's fantastic up here in winter too, in the snow, we used to fetch the girls up and sledge on an old car bonnet, boy did that thing move some.


There really is some water up here, mainly feeding Manchester. I have seen these reservoirs dry in times of drought, about three times in my life-time.

Not a pretty sight.


These are though, they are fantastic.

Real beauty.


I guess it gives you an idea of how much rain we get in Lancashire too.


Many years ago, I did a great deal of Scuba diving in these reservoirs. It wasn't permitted, but we used to sneak in and once you were down there, nobody really knew anything at all,
which was probably quite a stupid thing to do in any event.


It is a really nice area of Lancashire though as you can see.


This particular photograph looks out over the flatlands towards Southport and the coast line in the distance.
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Tue 17 Jun, 2008 03:51 pm
Mathos, your photographs are wonderful. They add to my imaginary travels through the lovely country around Lancashire.

Isn't it stunning to think of all the beauty found in the world? Here in New Mexico, some people are affronted by the harsh, rugged landscape, but the beauty is captivating, in an entirely different way.

Those English country roads are luring me. Maybe someday...
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Wed 18 Jun, 2008 01:09 pm
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:51 pm Post subject:


Mathos, your photographs are wonderful. They add to my imaginary travels through the lovely country around Lancashire.

Isn't it stunning to think of all the beauty found in the world? Here in New Mexico, some people are affronted by the harsh, rugged landscape, but the beauty is captivating, in an entirely different way.

Those English country roads are luring me. Maybe someday...

Thanks Diane, glad you are enjoying the same.

And yes, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

There cannot be many nicer spot on the planet than the next village, not so many who live in the close area actually know of it's location in the hills either.

It's a brilliant Hamlet tucked away between a couple of valleys.

The road towards the same passes some absolutely beautiful property, the prices around here are astronomical though.

I just happened to think this was a brilliant property to show you, it was on route to the village as well.

Feast your eyes on the 'dry stone wall'


I'll take you into the village I mentioned above with the next post.
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Wed 18 Jun, 2008 01:13 pm
The village is called 'White Coppice' a beautiful name and it deserves it.

It was only when I thought about the village last night, I realised I hadn't gone down to the 'Cricket Ground'

It is spectacular, 'Real English' not to worry though, I will pay a return visit during the summer and hopefully get a photograph or two when they are playing.

The horses looked brilliant as I watched them in the field. I thought the photograph looked good as well. I have another, almost identical but I caught a bird on the same and a slightly wider snap shot from a few feet further back if my memory serves me right.

I'll see if I have time to down load it later and put it on board.


This is a real nice photograph taken from the heart of the village.


I simply had to take a couple of this particular point, it looked so nice, I wanted to catch as much as I could.


You want to see this area when it has been snowing too, it's like 'Fairy Land' as Flobo refers to it.
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Wed 18 Jun, 2008 01:18 pm
More outstanding buildings in the village. No doubt a barn at one time and converted accordingly.


The little bridge taking the road across the small village stream is also a work of art. Everything blends in so naturally.

If I had any comment to make it would only be regatrding the use of plastic window frames on some of these buildings.

Just a personal view, but I think they look awful.

The link below is quite spectacular, The readings within and the photographs are really good too.

I quite enjoyed the same.

Walking in Lancashire - White Coppice

Nestled below Great Hill on the edge of the West Pennine Moors, the hamlet of White Coppice has the most attractively set cricket ground in Lancashire. ...

www.lancashirewalks.com/page16.htm - 18k - Cached - Similar pages
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Wed 18 Jun, 2008 01:26 pm
The cottages below are prominently placed in the village.

Again, they seldom come empty, but when they do it's more of an auction with people bidding well above the odds to have the pleasure of owning the same.

They really are superb buildings.

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Wed 18 Jun, 2008 01:44 pm
St Barnabas Church as well. Spectacular building as you can see.



The following anecdote is taken from Kelly's Directory of Lancashire for 1924 :

"Heapey is a township and with part of Wheelton constitutes an ecclesiastical parish, formed out of the ancient parish of Leyland, near the high road from Chorley to Blackburn, 8½ miles south-west from Blackburn, and 9 miles (14 km) south-east from Preston, it is in the Chorley division of the county, hundred of Leyland, petty sessional division of Leyland hundred, union and county court district of Chorley, rural deanery of Leyland, archdeaconry of Blackburn and diocese of Manchester. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes on the west. The church of St. Barnabas, standing on an eminence and erected previously in 1552, was enlarged in 1740, 1829 and 1867; it now consists of chancel, nave and transepts; the church was restored in 1876 and 1898: there are 600 sittings. The register dates from the year 1833, all entries prior to that date being registered at Leyland. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £330, including glebe and residence, in the gift of the vicar of Leyland, and held since 1910 by the Reverend David Smith Bennard, B.A., of London University. Lady Sinclair, the trustees of Mrs. Paulet and Mrs. Sumner Mayhew are the principal landowners. The soil is of a mixed nature, partly light and clayey; subsoil, stone. The land is chiefly in pasture. The area is 1,466 acres (6 km²), of which 31 acres are water; rateable value £6,330; the population of the township in 1921 was 515, and of the ecclesiastical parish in 1911 2,405. Sexton Edward Hunt"

That, I thought, was quite an amazing bit of information.
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