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    mudslinger110

    Join date : 2013-04-24
    Age : 40

    Nelson wander

    Post  mudslinger110 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:42 pm

    Greetings i am mudslinger i have a great interest in the moorland surronding my home in east lancs.A newcomer when it comes to the ancient history side of things usually do more industinal side quarrying mining and the like.But on finding this forum and the great information and photos it makes me wondered come there be more around the area undiscovered.
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 60
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Re: Nelson wander

    Post  Sunbright57 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:50 pm

    Hello Mudslinger (what a great name) and welcome to TNA. I am also from Nelson. If you want any information on ancient sites in the area, please let me know. cheers
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    mudslinger110

    Join date : 2013-04-24
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    Walton spire

    Post  mudslinger110 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:27 pm

    Greetings,
    I believe that under walton spire there is a possible a monolith from and earlier age could you enlighten me about it at all.The mudslinger name comes from playing with old land rovers as does the 110.Dug up a few old sites with them old toys lol.
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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

    Re: Nelson wander

    Post  QDanT on Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:33 am

    Hi Mudslinger110, and welcome I'm only over in Earby, used to run a 2-1/4 Lightweight Landrover when petrol was 70p per gallon !


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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 60
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Re: Nelson wander

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:37 pm

    Arrr well Mudslinger you will know Catlow Bottoms. Pennine Landrover Club used to have weekend trials and stuff up there, don't know whether they still do. My old teacher was in that club and remember going up there to have a chat with him and watch landrovers going over those mounds. The stone below Walton Spire cross is a Saxon monolith that may, or may not, have been the battle stone commemorating the Battle of Brunanburh in 937 AD. The Walton family of Marsden Hall, Nelson, damaged it by having the stone carved smooth so that their Victorian cross would fit on top of it.
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    mudslinger110

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    Re: Nelson wander

    Post  mudslinger110 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:33 am

    Very Happy thanks for information regarding walton spire.Also want to know if there are anymore photos of shooters quarry working apart from the one the lancashire lantern have
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 60
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

    Re: Nelson wander

    Post  Sunbright57 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:24 pm

    I think there are two or maybe three old photos of the Catlow quarry workers and they are probably the ones you've seen on Lancashire Lantern site. I remember as a lad exploring the old quarries up there (late 1960s early 1970s) when it was being used as a local tip. I always found something of interest that had been thrown out by other people. Great place to explore as long as you didn't fall down that bloomin great hole in the ground !! Its all filled in nowadays, or most of it is, but if you go down the lane to Southfield Weslyen Chapel you can still see the quarry hole on the left-hand side through the railings.

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