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Wigan Flashes

on Sat Apr 01 2017, 11:10
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Re: Wigan Flashes

on Sat Apr 01 2017, 12:31
That is where all tomplums birds have gone too, they floo away, because all their trees were cut down No

Good video though
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Re: Wigan Flashes

on Sat Apr 01 2017, 13:31
As one of the replies states A good thing to watch on a cold miserable rainy day.
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on Sat Apr 01 2017, 14:04
http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/living-landscape/living-landscape-schemes/scheme-directory/wigan-flashes-wetland-restoration

Wigan Flashes is 240 hectares of wetland - large areas of open water, reedbed, fen, rough grassland, wet woodland and scrub are home to more than 200 species of bird, 15 species of dragonfly and 6 species of orchid.
The flashes (lakes) are a legacy of Wigan's industrial past and were formed as a result of mining subsidence. Some of the flashes were partially filled with colliery waste and ash from the nearby Westwood Power Station. Ince Moss Colliery closed in 1962 and Westwood Power Station was demolished as recently as 1989. Natural colonisation and large-scale reclamation works have helped heal the industrial scars, turning the area into the amenity it is today.
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on Mon Apr 03 2017, 11:42
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on Mon Apr 03 2017, 11:54
Then they build a road through it.

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Re: Wigan Flashes

on Mon Apr 03 2017, 16:31
@Mac wrote:Then they build a road through it.

Aye,,, but that is IF they build it.
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Re: Wigan Flashes

on Mon Apr 03 2017, 16:56
I hope they don't, but I fear they will if they have to do it a bit at a time.


They are testing for subsidence/mine shafts....Trains ran along that route for many years, no mine shafts ever opened then.

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Re: Wigan Flashes

on Mon Apr 03 2017, 22:41
Watched earlier.

So much for it being 'grim up North'
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on Tue Apr 04 2017, 10:56
I go running down the canal regularly, and the area between
Crooke hall and Heinz is literally teeming with wildlife
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