This morning's blast of Autumn sunshine meant a lovely meandering walk alongside Scotman's Flash in Poolstock, Wigan. Since I didn't take my little Fujipix camera, these photos were all taken with my Samsung mobile phone!
Wigan Flashes are a group of wetlands, which were formed originally as a result of mining subsidence. Over time this area has evolved into landscape rich in flora and fauna and is a haven for birds. Its hard to imagine that just 100 years ago this area formed one of the major coal fields in the area.
What a legacy those hard working miners left to the town.
Scotman's Flash alongside the Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Mum and her babies
From Ugly ducklings....
.....to a beautiful swan!
A View from the Bridge
My favourite stopping place gives a perfect view of the
On my walk in the autumn sunshine I photographed these beautiful birds
Three Sisters Recreation Area
Ashton in Makerfield
Three Sisters Recreation Area is located in Bryn, near Ashton in Makerfield, Greater Manchester, England. In 2011 it was designated a Local Nature Reserve.
The area was reclaimed from three coal mining spoil tips during the 1970s and now comprises a large area of woodlands and ponds. It has become a flagship example of brownfield regeneration in Greater Manchester.
The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex situated on Pier 8 at Salford Quays, in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It is named after the early 20th-century painter, L. S. Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England. The complex was officially opened on 12 October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.
This iconic and ground breaking building was designed by Michael Wilford
All this is far removed from L S Lowry's original representation of
Oldfield Road Dwellings, Salford
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976) was an English artist born in Stretford, Lancashire. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury where he lived and worked for over 40 years, and Salford and its surrounding areas.