Some have described this Birtle barn (also can appear as Bircle on old maps) as was the “Old Hanging Barn” the place where local criminals were hung on a Silver birch. I do not know how true this was but all is quiet now. This barn is one of many nice old cottages in the village of Birtle which nestles between Bury and Heywood in Lancashire and is one of my favourite places to photograph.
Affetside is a small village on the outskirts of Bury and is situated on the old Roman Road that connected Manchester to Ribchester in Lancashire. In the village you can find the Roman Affetside Cross that is believed to have been a moorland marker for pilgrims travelling to Whalley Abbey.
The last of the days sun licks across the landscape turning the grasses to gold, even the puddles don’t escape. The fleeting weak sun reaches inside the puddles to reflect the sky and then it is all gone. The oncoming darkness pulls in the cold air and the shadows… I am done for the day.
Captured at Ramsbottom, Lancashire at the World War Weekend, these handsome chaps Barry and Jasper caught my eye straight away.
The background is of the Union Jack combined with an old map, I have added a texture layer and adjusted the colour to try and achieve an aged look.
After taking this photograph and sending a copy to Barry, I would often find myself bumping into him for a natter – sadly not seen Barry for a while now – hope he is ok.
Taken at Bury’s World War Weekend event in June 2012 hosted by the East Lancs Railway. The World War Weekend is a yearly event normally at the end of May that sees the local towns of Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall, Heywood and Bury host a series of World War events in full costume including a flypast by an original historic spitfire.
The local lido or duck pond in Clarence Park Bury Lancashire, reflecting a beautiful foggy winter sunset.