Sometimes you don't appreciate what's on your own doorstep.
|The Flood Alleviation System|
The Environment Agency's Solution to hold back water from the River Douglas
|The Flood Alleviation area is now teeming with flora and fauna and is an ideal|
place to walk when its not teeming with rain!
|Dappled sunshine from one of the Plantations historic trees|
|Inspired by reading The King's Mistress by Gillian Bagwell. I took this view of the Tyldesley Memorial|
on Wigan Lane. This commemorates the Battle of Wigan Lane in 1651, and marks the spot where royalist Thomas Tyldesley lost his life.
|It is so nice to see that this Memorial is still looked after by Wigan Council. |
The baskets of flowers looked really pretty.
A medieval wayside stone cross and thought to date from the 13th century. It is linked to the legend of Lady Mabel.
My Home Town.
Made famous by George Orwell in his book
The Road to Wigan pier.
Wigan is a much prettier town than most people imagine.