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The Lows [Jan. 6th, 2005|11:11 am]
Tony Grist
It was a bright, clear, fresh morning, but between my popping into the Glodwick Health Centre to pick up a prescription and my popping out again it had clouded over. I had meant to go up the Lows and take some photographs, but....

I sulked a bit. Ailz said I was depressing her, so we went up the Lows anyway but couldn't find a way to get the wheelchair off the road and onto the hillside. I leaned over the fence dividing Jinnah Close from open country and snapped away in the gloom.

The Lows are not low. They're an outcrop that was once upon a time the bottom of a shallow Carboniferous sea. The black shale is full of dinky little fossils- mussels and worms and indeterminate floaty stuff. I have a pile of it on my window ledge. If I peer at it closely I can make out shapes.

On the way back I took a photo of the building that used to house The Oldham East Co-operative Society. It has this elegant art nouveau lettering above the door.

We got home and up-loaded the pix, but there was nothing good enough to post. Eheu! I'll have to go back sometime and try again.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-01-06 05:46 am (UTC)
but there was nothing good enough to post. Eheu! I'll have to go back sometime and try again.

Please do. I'm now wishing to see the elegant art nouveau lettering. And the outcropping that is The Lows.

I leaned over the fence dividing Jinnah Close from open country and snapped away in the gloom.

A photographer's nightmare. It's bleak and raining here this morning. No photographs here, either.

I hope your Lows brighten soon.




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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-01-06 06:01 am (UTC)
The picture of the lettering didn't come out at all, but- OK- I'll post a grim and gloomy picture of the Lows.
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