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« Reply #885 on: November 19, 2015, 09:10 AM »

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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #886 on: November 20, 2015, 09:50 AM »

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« Reply #887 on: November 24, 2015, 10:49 AM »

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« Reply #888 on: November 25, 2015, 11:23 PM »
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« Reply #889 on: November 26, 2015, 08:52 AM »
Well done don't see many pics from the other side.
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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #890 on: November 26, 2015, 09:49 AM »
Mark Martin and Bill keep them comin you all have different approaches Fudge

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« Reply #891 on: November 27, 2015, 12:22 PM »
Thanks Fudge.


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« Reply #892 on: November 29, 2015, 12:45 PM »
Mark - here are another two of my photos from long ago: the first is looking towards the canal aqueduct in your post 82 and was taken in October 1966 from the wooden footbridge that spanned the canal at this point (presumably it is no longer there).



This second view recalls a very pleasant morning in October 1965; I remember taking some books down to the side of the River Medlock with the intention of revising for an exam but it was so peaceful and warm that I just lay down and sunbathed while listening to the skylarks. The scene is looking back towards Riversvale.   Aahh …. memories.



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« Reply #893 on: November 30, 2015, 10:47 AM »
Those are superb SoN... they show just how much the area has matured over the last 50 years.   

Here's one of my own winter scene's from the same place and, as you suggest, the old iron / wooden bridge is long gone, I'm afraid:


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« Reply #894 on: November 30, 2015, 11:56 AM »
It certainly has changed from when I last visited there. When the canal was in situ at this spot, although it was clogged with reeds, there used to be masses of frog spawn. I wonder what the poor old frogs do now! That is a nice shot Mark and as the comment on your Flickr account says, very tranquil. That’s what I liked about this area in years past. I could walk here from my home in about 15-20 minutes and get away from all the hassle. Does the ‘country park’ get busy these days?

Incidentally the photo of the Medlock and flowers was taken in 3D, as were several of my photos round the Medlock in the 1960s, so if you happen to have one of those cardboard viewers with the red and green lenses, I could post an anaglyph photo so you could see it in 3D. Just a thought.

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« Reply #895 on: November 30, 2015, 02:14 PM »
I jog through the 'Park' most weeks and it seems to be getting more and more popular.  Would be great to see the 3D shot.  I haven't got the glasses but would get some.  If you don't know it, I'm sure you'll enjoy this site: http://www.hollinwoodcanal.co.uk/canal/index.htm

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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #896 on: December 01, 2015, 11:15 AM »
A winter scene at Valley Bridge, Riversvale in 1979. Although I shot this in black and white, I think it would look just the same with colour film.



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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #897 on: December 01, 2015, 02:21 PM »
Great shot SoN.  The road is now littered with large blocks of stonework - taken, I guess, from the ruins of the Hall. 

This picture is taken from about the same place but looking up Riversvale Drive:


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Re: Ashton Pictures
« Reply #898 on: December 03, 2015, 10:26 AM »

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« Reply #899 on: December 09, 2015, 12:14 PM »
hi great pictures i like the ones how it look years ago and how it looks now keep them comming  :)