Rivington Pike - a folly built in 1733 for John Andrewson the moors near Horwich, Lancashire.
My friends & I walked to it in the early 1970's and on the way there, it started snowing. We pressed on hoping to shelter inside.
This contemporary photo shows the folly with covered with graffitti: 'U.S.S.R.' and 'we want houses not polaris'(polaris were the nuclear missiles we had before Trident). *
Viewed: 1836 times.
from the Pike we could see these woods on the side of the moor so, worried about the increasing blizzard, we decided to head for them and use their cover to get off the moors. There seemed to be another building at the right edge of the woods and now we seemed to be entering a fairy tale in this snowstorm. *
Viewed: 1360 times.
The building turned out to be a delapidated tower with holes for pigeons or doves. The woods turned out to be rhodedendron bushes and they covered a vast area of hillside. Amongst this overgrown neglected jungle were attractive Mediterranean stone arches, shelters, a multiplicity of paths and steps galore, two lakes and even a track spanned by a huge bridge. It seemed like we were the first explorers ever to discover it and that was purely by chance.
Viewed: 1415 times.
I took this photo recently - this was how the whole hillside seemed in those days - an overgrown jungle - and this was one of the wider paths - still it provided shelter in the snow *
Viewed: 1315 times.
looking across the bridge, friends John & Monica on either side of the impressive gateway. The last of my 1970's photos. All these structures had been built by Lord Leverhulme as a backdrop for his bungalow 1000 feet up on the edge of the moors. He made his money from soap (the company Unilever is a descendant of Lever Brothers) and also built the model village, Port Sunlight, on the banks of the Mersey. *
Viewed: 1262 times.
Looking across the Rivington Reservoir towards the Pike. To the left of the that folly in this photo is the wooded area containing the gardens. Though over the years I visited 5 or 6 times since that first chance discovery, I never made it down to the shores of the reservoir. *
Viewed: 1371 times.
and so it was only recently I saw Lord Leverhulme's unfinished copy of the ruins of Liverpool Castle *
Viewed: 1276 times.
the other end of the frontage facing onto the reservoir *
Viewed: 1290 times.
the courtyard of the Castle Ruins - built as ruins from 1912 - 1925 - weathering has made them look even more authentic *
Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901
For photos click here
Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland:
Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons
Base For more info click here
Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith
Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful
protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe
demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill
- for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the
American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the
continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of
'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence
FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of
this American base on UK land.For more info click here
2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere or contact email@example.com
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here
3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact firstname.lastname@example.org
last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534
First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578 email@example.com
'Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Parnership'
Protect Babies of the World
for more information on the Baby Milk Action campaign click here
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest ? 2002 by me This web site was made with PostNuke PostNuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.