Monthly Archives: August 2020

Message on a bottle.

A few days ago a was given some old medicine bottles that had been dug up on a tip. What message could they send? Owbridge’s Lung Tonic.                                        This was a cure all preparation  invented in 1874 by Walter Owbridge, … Continue reading

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En Provence.

Walking through the lavender fields I thought I was in the south of France, but no. I was still fairly local at Rainford near St Helens and just 15 miles from home. But I can dream. Together with a couple … Continue reading

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Looping the Lydiate Loop.

This week, together with a couple of friends, I did another local walk from Lydiate. Starting from the Parish Hall we headed north and after just a couple of hundred yards we came to the remains of St Catherine’s Chapel. … Continue reading

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A stroll through Gisburn Forest.

We started our walk from the car park alongside Stocks Reservoir. An information board indicated a circular walk on just over 3 miles, grade – strenuous. That would do for us. We set off following the orange markers and began … Continue reading

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