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Czech tent and Wilderswood to Tigers clough to Pike cottage via Old mine ways, Rivington, Horwich

Posted in Bleach works, Horwich, Klondyke, Knoll Bleachworks, Lancashire, ohn Crankshaw pipeworks, Relum Tent, River Douglas, Rivington, Rivington Pike, Shaw's Clough, Tigers Clough, wilderswood, winter hill with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

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chopped down trees at Wilderswood , Rivington Pike in the background

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=4b3af9cc-9607-4e80-913b-786a61a4df87
“In 1513 Richard Urmston was granted land in Horwich by John Barton of Smithills. This is now known as Ormstons Farm. Near the farm is a small bridge, a tramway once ran under this bridge and supplied the John Crankshaw pipeworks lower down the hill with coal and clay mined higher up the slope. The pipeworks was known locally as the “Klondyke” but was demolished in the 1980’s, there is now a housing estate on the site”
http://www.horwich.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36&Itemid=36
“There were coal mines in the area mentioned in the 16th century documents, with many more developing in the 19th century. As well as coal, seams of dry clay were drawn and supplied works making bricks, and sanitary ware. Crankshaw’s pipeworks, whose mine was known as Klondyke, closed down in 1961. A new housing development now stands on the site”


http://www.scratch-n-sniff.org.uk/page18.html

rails from the tramway

looking up the Hill at the tramway

looking down the tramway  we went in to Tigers clough next

one of the old dams in Tigers Clough / Shaw’s Clough?

“The clough at that time housed a bleachworks, a drinking establishment
and with a brick and pipe works nearby along with a coal mine just higher
up the hill”

The bleachworks mentioned above, was known as Knoll Bleachworks
and lay on both sides of the river, where some of the remains can still be
seen.”
http://www.d.lane.btinternet.co.uk/whvol1.pdf

http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Tigers_Clough.html


http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Knoll_Bleach_Works.html


http://justramblingon.co.uk/country-walks/rivington/hunting-tigers-part-2/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivington

crossing the river
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Douglas
http://www.bolton.org.uk/rivington.html
http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/collections/local-history/social-history-images/200296?term=postcard&s_tags=&sort_by=Title&item_number=199&b_start:int=0
http://www.brianherald.co.uk/home/58422_moorland-stream.html
http://www.wiganman.co.uk/Content/history/Douglas-1.html
http://www.about-rivington.co.uk/acatalog/Rivington_Pike_Tower.html
https://jakeofwinterhill.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/me-in-the-snow-two-lads-rivingtonbrown-hill-river-douglaswilderswood/

always be careful when crossing rivers like this  -River Douglas

old reservoir
top of the reservoir
strange brick square in the river bed -two pipes led from this

one of the pipes

old mine crossing -bridge

in between the crossing point

bridge ?

old iron pipe found upstream did not lead anywhere around 1.5 meters long ?

another mine path

old shaft vent pipe
water tunnel
two videos from inside the water tunnel

out the other side -change of clothing and use of drying technique allowed me to become warm and dry again

Rivington Pike in the background and Pike cottage

strange but this was all woods before but great view of the Rivington pike

Anglie – or the Czech word for England , this tent was exported  to england ,
I used to live in the Czech republic in Prague/ Praha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague
http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague

playing our DS

Relum Tent from the Czech republic – Czechoslovakia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovakia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic

Me and Evie

my route
http://www.sanoodi.com/routes/wilderswood-mine-trails-311218/

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