O little town of Mossley (twinned with Hem)
How still we see thee lie.
Above thy deep and streamless valley
The incoming flights to Manchester Airport go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
Some humble Christmas lights.
The homes and mills and all the hills
Are seen in Mossley tonight.
Please excuse my singing! This photo of Mossley was taken last week looking down from the footpath that runs along the top of Brown Edge, near the trig point at just over 1000 feet above sea level. Click on the photo to see a much larger version (click your back button to return here).
Waterton Lane runs along the bottom of the hill towards the red-bricked Co-op store. To the right of that are the fire station, with its red doors visible, and St George's Church. To the left of Waterton Lane you can see the cleared site of the recently-demolished Hart Mill.
In the far distance on the left you can see the village of Carrbrook nestled beneath the moorland of Harridge Pike.
Oh, and the white bits in the foreground are actually small patches of snow!
See Google Aerial View of this location.
Heavy machinery at MOSI - Some ancient Crossley Brothers equipment outside the Museum of Science and Industry.
15 hours ago