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Remembrance Sunday Parade with the Badgers and Lead Mines Clough memorial

Posted in Edward McQue, Horwich, John Thomas McQue, Lancashire, Lead mines clough, Remembrance Sunday, Remembrance Sunday Parade, St Johns Ambulance with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2011 by jakeofwinterhill

me and Evie have just joined the Badgers
you can find out about this here

we went down winter hey lane  Horwich

Evie is wearing a purple hat you can just see her !

Lee Lane

I liked walking with my new friends

I saw my teaching assistant

we stopped off at Horwich Town hall

This is the Mayor

Leo was happy do you like his hat ?

This is the remembrance garden in Horwich

we watched the laying of the wreaths and crosses , Evie is being carried so she can see

we are walking back now after the laying of the wreaths

we walked along Chorley new road

Evie is talking to Leo who was in the pushchair pushed by dad

I took my turn to hold the badgers flag

it became windy

Evie had her turn it was heavy for her

we saw the mayor of Horwich
Cllr Peter Baxendale

Lead Mines Clough to remember my Great Grandad and my Great Great Grandad

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it was very wet as ususal !

Evie enjoyed the puddles

one of the water falls

I threw stones and wished from this bridge

some of the Old mine tips

I had my Walsh trainers on and had to keep waiting for Evie and Dad !
note from dad : i was carrying Leo he does not mind running down hill but does not like the uphill sections anyway that’s my excuse !

on the right hand side you can see the pike and the pigeon tower

we came to put our crosses for My Great Grandad and Great Great Grandad

Edward McQue officer Engineer  Merchant Navy (Great Granddad)
Killed in action  21-11 -1940  SSCree , 4791 tons iron ore , all 41 hands were lost
He had successfully completed 3 voyages when his ship SSCree   was sunk by a U Boat- U123 off the coast of Ireland
the ship was carrying Iron from South Africa to Liverpool

information about U123

Great Granddad does not have a  grave having gone down with the ship,
He is remembered at the Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill London

John Thomas McQue 5th regiment Labour Corps
killed in action 14-12-1917 in the trenches battle of Passchendale ,Belgium

Great,Great Granddad is buried at  Dozingham war cemetery , Belguim

our Visit to Dozingham

some background to the memorial

It is very peaceful here the mast was just visible

looking towards the pike which you can just see

Bolton Mountain rescue

remembering family is very important

one of  the old pits

we went to fly my plane

Alance Bridge

we are off home , Leo enjoyed watching the plane , Evie helped carry this back to the car , it’s just getting dark !

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

I am 7 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot , sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog  is about challenging that!   I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to!

Remembrance Sunday Memorial Walk – Lead Mines Clough , Anglezarke,Chorley,Lancashire

Posted in Anglezarke, Belgium, Chorley, Dozingham, first world war, Lancashire, Lead mines clough, Memorials, Merchant Navy, Old mines, Passchendale, second world war memorial, U Boat- U123 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

Wet approach to the memorial walk

Note from dad -this was about a family memorial walk and the main activity was remembering Jakes and Evie’s Great, Great Granddad and Great Granddad. Jake wanted to share this – some of the Blog has been written by Jake and the rest by dad.
Jake had been to  this memorial before, we all thought this was a suitable location to commemorate and  remember.

Jake had tidied up the crosses and poppies spontaneously without being asked before

“I am tidying this up by putting some of the crosses back (above lead mines clough)”

me  and Evie -Evie being a Zebra! in pink

Looking at a Mine Audit with dad -(behind the tree!)

Bolton Mountain rescue – 4 land rovers

At the Bomber memorial- Winter hill is in the background , the mast is mostly covered in cloud.

Putting Great Granddad’s and Great Great Granddad’s Crosses on the memorial

making sure the crosses are together without disturbing others, picking up the poppies on the ground.

Note  from Dad:
Edward McQue (Great Grandfather) and John Thomas McQue (Great .Great Grandfather) crosses together

Edward McQue officer Engineer  Merchant Navy (Great Granddad)
Killed in action  21-11 -1940  SSCree , 4791 tons iron ore , all 41 hands were lost
He had successfully completed 3 voyages when his ship SSCree was sunk by a U Boat- U123 off the coast of Ireland
the ship was carrying Iron from South Africa to Liverpool

information about U123

Great Granddad does not have a  grave having gone down with the ship,
He is remembered at the Merchant Navy memorial at Tower Hill London

John Thomas McQue 5th regiment Labour Corps
killed in action 14-12-1917 in the trenches battle of Passchendale ,Belgium

Great,Great Granddad is buried at  Dozingham war cemetery , Belguim

Bomber memorial to the Wellington Bomber crew who died

I am  reading the memorial wreaths
Note from dad :This one that Jake is reading from was from the Chorley ramblers,

This  Memorial wreath from Bolton Mountain rescue team


one of the mine tips

me and mum

route we took

some background to the memorial

Old mines via White Coppice Geology Trail and the Great Hill

Posted in Dean Brook, fell running, Great Hill, Lancashire, Lead mines clough, Old mine, Old mines, Second World War, waterfalls, waterman's cottage, White Coppice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

this is Waterman’s Cottage

I am standing on a tree ! it looks like a rock but its a old tree trunk !

this is the entrance to the city!  -Here I imagined I was discovering a  long lost city !

I am climbing the wall of the city

waterfall wall  these need climbing

last wall and very very sliiiiiiiiiipy

next to the city mine

in the small mine

a exposed bank of shale ( comment from Dad opposite here evidence of many mine shafts -bell pits  )

looking at the bell pit these are the best so far we have seen

a line of bell pits  going towards the river

standing between to gate posts at Drinkwaters which was used for target practice in WW2!

Great Hill summet  here you can go to Darwin Tower, Winter Hill views all around
– you can see Preston,Rivington Pike,Blackburn

me relaxing on a stone seat  – 4 miles  one to go !

weather Bright sunshine and cold at start to light rain and cold wind, we saw a lot of people on Great Hill
who did not have the correct kit on  ,
one asked us near the top of Great Hill if this was Great Hill  , the other two people didn’t know either – do not go out without a map and if you carry the map know how to use it!
Take care on the Hills please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

route we took 5 miles in total good site for this area about the great hill

lead mine clough Anglezarke – first explore of this area (back of Winter Hill)

Posted in Anglezarke, fell running, Horwich, Lancashire, Lead mines clough, Mine adit, Old mines, Rivington, second world war memorial with tags , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2010 by jakeofwinterhill

I am starting off on my explore !

I am on a stone footbridge across one of the many streams,

this is a old farm ? we found on the way

this place is called Higher Hempshaws on the map

a old roof slate

a old mine trial near lead mines clough

mine adit at lead mines clough

where the water wheel (powered by water) was that pumped the water out of the mine at lead mines clough

war memorial to a bomber which crashed in WW2 ,I am tidying this up by putting some of the crosses back (above lead mines clough)

I am resting I am getting very tired nearly at the car !
the route we took,

more information re this area

weather very windy, sunny -some tracks plus cross country , It was a  long way  (4.6 miles) for me !