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Forum: General Chat 10-08-2020, 14:54
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Shoe Mill

Alas, only the base of the chimney is still there.
Forum: General Chat 09-08-2020, 22:28
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Views: 13
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Shoe Mill

Shoe Mill was on the right going up to Baxenden just before the 5 arches

Found this link

Shoe Mill (http://www.hodgkinsonclark.co.uk/railway/8.htm)

I'm pretty sure there's now an info board...
Forum: Accy Photos 09-08-2020, 13:14
Replies: 14,146
Views: 412,812
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Thanks Margaret, there were loads of Peacock Butterflies that day and I spent 40 minutes trying to get close to one until I found one that was too busy eating to fly away.
Forum: Accy Photos 08-08-2020, 22:37
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Some from Saturday

1: Small Red Beetle not a Ladybird as they don't have antennae like this but you can see the wings under the wing case - size about 4mm
2 & 3: Green bugs - I think these are...
Forum: Accy Photos 08-08-2020, 22:27
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Not posted in here for a while so here's some from Friday:

1: Ladybird
2: Female Green Leafhopper
3: Earwig
4: Peacock Butterfly
Forum: Accy Photos 13-07-2020, 23:27
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Kevin the Kestrel, taken over the space of an hour this evening.
Forum: Accy Photos 13-07-2020, 21:54
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Thanks Margaret, until about 5-6 years ago I'd never seen one let alone photographed one but once you do there's no mistaking them for rabbits.
Forum: Accy Photos 13-07-2020, 21:04
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Not posted in a while so a Hare I spotted at Brockholes nature reserve near Preston, I managed to get within 15ft using stealth mode, though it knew I was there until a lady jogger ran past and...
Forum: Accy Photos 16-06-2020, 19:20
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

I've no idea never been in the shop
Forum: Accy Photos 15-06-2020, 21:47
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

The first day, in Accrington, after Lockdown as most of the shops open once again.... The queue for Sports Direct was huge and at 3pm they were telling people not to join as they wouldn't get into...
Forum: Accy Photos 07-06-2020, 21:22
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Not from today but last week, Common Lizard seen up near Pendle Hill
Forum: Accy Photos 07-06-2020, 21:19
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Today in pictures

Awww, what a cute little cat
Forum: General Chat 16-05-2020, 23:26
Replies: 231
Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

Day 52: Just for you Margaret some ugly bugs from yesterday



1: A Fly
2: A Myriad Bug
3: Solider Beetle
4: I think these are Weevils
5: Another Solider Beetle
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:52
Replies: 231
Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

The Greyhound is still closed up. My Dad was the steward at the Top Club across the junction around 1988-89
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:47
Replies: 231
Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

I'm still here and okay, just been a tad busy with stuff and then the clutch went on my car, almost caught up again, just todays bugs to look at and process....
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:41
Replies: 231
Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

Day 51: A Fluffy Bunny spotted near Christchurch Church - obviously a domesticated one and not a wild one
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:35
Replies: 231
Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

Day 50: A selection of bugs

1. A fly but not sure what variety... apparently it's possibly a St Marks Fly. Latin name is Bibio marci.
2. Crane Fly
3. Young Shield Bug. Not sure if that's it's...
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:27
Replies: 231
Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

Day 49: Poppy
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:26
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

Day 48: A Walk in the park, Oak Hill Park Accrington, it was owned by Thomas Hargreaves, head of the Broad Oak Print Works in 1815. In 1889 the estate belonged Reginald Gervis Hargreaves, who was...
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:24
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Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

Day 47: Heron on Platts Lodge
Forum: General Chat 15-05-2020, 20:23
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Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

Day 46: Cinnabar Moth, one of several I spotted in my yard.

Last year I had hundreds of cinnabar moth caterpillars chomping on the dozen or so Ragwort plants that suddenly popped up. Ragwort is...
Forum: Questions and Answers 14-05-2020, 01:04
Replies: 727
Views: 35,684
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Old local expressions

when my Dad (and myself) was born there it was still part of Lancashire
Forum: General Chat 13-05-2020, 16:53
Replies: 36
Views: 37
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Windows 7

Over the years I've used many Windows from Win 3.11, Win 95 and 98, Win XP and Vista, Win 8.1 Pro and Win 10. Though Win 10 only last 30 minutes before I installed Win 8.1 Pro. It did take a while to...
Forum: Questions and Answers 12-05-2020, 01:07
Replies: 727
Views: 35,684
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Old local expressions

My Auntie used to use caughtning (no idea how to spell it) to mean a baby that was about to be sick, she is from Accrington.

May Dad often used the phrase a 'Jockey for a pig dealer' - meaning...
Forum: General Chat 09-05-2020, 01:14
Replies: 231
Views: 232
Posted By Ryewolf90
Re: Isolation calendar.

There's a South Eastern Australian Red Wine called 19 Crimes that comes in a black bottle and what looks like a wanted poster from the American Wild West, it's very nice at about 9 a bottle,...
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