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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Sky Watch: Sammy's Basin

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Today's Sky Watch shows Sammy's Basin in Daisy Nook Country Park, between Ashton and Oldham.

In March the trees are still bare against the warming sky, while the grass still has a brownish tint awaiting the new growth of Spring.

The basin was a storage pond between two locks on the now-disused Hollinwood Branch Canal. It takes its name from Sammy Pearson, the canal's water bailiff, who lived in one of two cottages which at one time stood at the side of the basin, and who was a well-known character in the area. The basin is now a popular spot with local anglers.

See Birds Eye View of this location.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. That looks an attractive spot - soon the trees will have a green haze on them.

  2. Spring couds, and interesting local history - nice combination.

  3. That's such a beautiful place! You captured the reflection absolutely beautifuly!

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