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Dec23
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Sat 30 Dec 2023
 

On Anglezarke moor an thin old cairn has been recently enlarged.
   
Fri 29 Dec 2023
 
 


A wet and windy bike ride out to White Coppice to photograph Raymond's tree lights.
 
 
   
Thu 28 Dec 2023
 

Family meal between Christmas and New Year.
   
Mon 25 Dec 2023
 

A Christmas Day walk over Anglezarke and Great Hill.
 

Christmas morning at the Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods War memorial.


Tried an old Nikkor f1.4 lens (over 40 years) on my modern digital body. The wide open photos weren't very sharp.
 
 
   
Sun 24 Dec 2023
 


Wheelton's "Carols Around the Tree" Christmas Eve (Sun 24 Dec 2023) has been going for 46 years and once again was an incredible success. Jointly organised by Wheelton Parish Council, Heapey and Wheelton Village Hall Committee and Heapey Parish Council.
 
Local musicians and children in costumes provided the perfect environment for Christmas readings, nativity and the singing of traditional carols. The venue was the War Memorial Clock Tower in Wheelton village centre and hundreds of people turned up to enjoy the carols on a very windy night. Thankfully the rain didnít arrive till after the event.



 
   
Thu 21 Dec 2023
 

Waterhouse Green on a wet morning.
   
Sat 16 Dec 2023
A Saturday wander

Windvane along the canal.

Denham Springs Printworks chimney.

Windvane near the Dressers Arms, Mr G Reaper.

Simpson Fold.

Martin House.

Top Lock.

Top Lock.

Crescent Moon this evening.
 
   
Fri 15 Dec 2023
Driving home from Scotland.

Graveyard in Moffatt.

Grave of John Mc Adam.
   
 
Wed 13 Dec 2023
A short walk alon Loch Ericht.

Lodge across the loch.

Bothy on the south side of the Loch.
   
 
Mon 12 Dec 2023
 

Trimming the trees on Town Lane.
   
Sun 10 Dec 2023
 

They've switched the hedge lights on as well as
the tree at Horrobin Farm.
   
Sat 09 Dec 2023
 

Morning visit to Harper's Lane to get  a haircut.




Steve called with his new (second hand) car.
 

The strong winds blew our Christmas tree over this afternoon.

Within a couple of hours the tree was back up.
 
   
Fri 08 Dec 2023
A morning cycle ride to Pleasington on Dad's birthday.

 
   
Wed 06 Dec 2023
Today was the Whittle-le-Woods, Senior Citizensí Christmas Party in the Village Hall. It was a cold sunny day outside but nice and cosy inside with glasses of mulled wine to warm everyone up. Before the meal we were treated to an excellent performance of Christmas carols sung the St John's school choir. Our guest of honour was the Mayor of Chorley Councillor Tommy Gray. A huge thanks go to our dedicated band of helpers who served the sumptuous 75 Christmas meal to our Senior Citizens. It was all organised and funded by the Village Hall Trustees with present for everyone.

Whittle-le-Woods Village Hall.

Mayor of Chorley Tommy Gray &
Eric Bell who was Mayor 20 years ago.

Muled wine.

Catering for 75.

Students of St Johnís Primary School.

Students of St Johnís Primary School.

Presents for everyone.
 
 
   
Mon 04 Dec 2023
Went for an evening bike ride via Hoghton & Clayton-le-Woods to photograph Horrobin Farm Tree and Claton-le-Woods Christmas Tree.

Nice reflections on a rainy morning.
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Sun 03 Dec 2023
The rain and cold didnít stop a massive crowd of Whittle-le-Woods residents turning out for the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights on Waterhouse Green, Whittle-le-Woods (Sun 3rd Dec 2023). A huge thanks to Chorley Silver Band for the music and the organisers for mince pies and mulled wine. Although Santa had a busy schedule he was able to call. Frank has been playing the trumpet at the Whittle & Clayton-le-Woods War memorial on Armistice Day for over 50 years so it was fitting that he switched on the lights.

Whittle-le-Woods Christmas Tree.

Chorley Silver Band.

Chorley Silver Band.

Carol singing.

Mince pies for all.

The switch on countdown.

Frank switches the lights on.
 
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Sat 02 Dec 2023
Went for an evening bike ride via Hoghton & Clayton-le-Woods to photograph Horrobin Farm Tree and Claton-le-Woods Christmas Tree.

Clayton-le-Woods Christmas Tree.

Horrobin Farm.
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Fri 01 Dec 2023
 

Malthouse Farm Pub under the Moss Lane Bridge
over Leeds & Liverpool Canal

A dark evening walk home from Chorley.
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A dark morning walk through Whittle-le-Woods. 

A waning Moon on my morning walk.
 
   
 
 
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