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Oldham Edge [Mar. 8th, 2010|09:29 am]
Tony Grist
I went up on Oldham Edge yesterday afternoon.  You leave the hospital by its front entrance, cross the road, go through the newish housing estate- and you're there. As soon as I entered the woodland a couple of foxes got up and lolloped off- one in this direction and one in that. 

Parts of Oldham Edge are in what used to be my parish. It's nearly a quarter century since I left- and I'm not in much danger of being recognised- but I can't wander around up there without feeling like a ghost.


[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2010-03-08 11:03 am (UTC)
"The Ghost of Oldham Edge". That could be a story...or a poem.

Nice view from up there!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-03-08 11:56 am (UTC)
It's one of the good things about living here- that we're right on the edge of the hills.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2010-03-08 11:17 am (UTC)
There's a song called 'Owdham Edge' by the Oldham Tinkers. I am currently trying to remember the words, but so far my memory is failing me and I can only remember, 'On Owdham edge the grass is green,' which could be an apt title for this photo! :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-03-08 11:57 am (UTC)
That's right. Ailz goes round singing it. She used to be a big fan of The tinkers.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2010-03-08 11:26 am (UTC)
Is this preserved open space, or an accidental survival?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-03-08 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure of its status. I've seen housing slowly encroach on it over the past quarter century.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2010-03-09 03:34 pm (UTC)
A lovely spot. Reminds me of some relatively local places that draw me to them. I'll have to take some photos and post them.
By the way, thanks again for all your wonderful photos.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-03-10 10:25 am (UTC)
You're very welcome.:)
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