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.
Old Buses gently rusting away. The one to the rear is a East Lancs-bodied Leyland Atlantean it had been ordered by Bolton Corporation but by the time it was delivered new in 1972, Bolton Corporation became part of South East Lancashire North East Cheshire bus company.
Old abandoned Blackpool and Farnworth Bus, faded colours that once transported happy holiday makers to our once historic seaside town of Blackpool. “There’s something for everyone at the Worlds Greatest Seaside” Now it takes it place as part of a Rusty Bus Graveyard.
Wooden framed Bus, Old and abandoned to the setting Lancashire sun in the Bus Graveyard
Edenwood Mill an old derelict and abandoned Mill in Ramsbottom, one of many built in the Rossendale valley for weaving, bleaching and printing of cloth.
I was struck by its contrasts, inside dark and gloomy the glass in the windows long gone but nature is not so far away. Through the open window the morning sun shone through the soft light revealing the details of the mill that had been lingering in the shadows.
Edenwood Mill also know as Rose Mill was first constructed in 1801 for weaving, Printing and Bleaching but has been empty since 2001
I visited this local North Manchester Church and was struck by the contrasts of the place. I photographed the Church from the graveyard gates which were a little overgrown but the gates almost framed this pretty church view. I have limited the colours in this picture to sepia tones to keep the scene simple. I hope to visit again soon as there is so much to photograph.
This sunset was made all the more interesting by the storm that was gathering in the distance over Wigan, soon it would be heading towards me in Bolton Lancashire, it made a more unusual sunset photograph.
The iconic Lindisfarne Castle standing on Holy island off the Northumberland Coastline. The Castle can only be accessed twice a day at low tide and is maintained by the National Trust. A pebble marks your visit to the spot.
Fish and Chips on Llandudno pier, Conway in North Wales on a perfect Summers Day.
Reflections of the Old Mill Chimney at Birtle Brook in Lancashire.