Autistic author Richard Haslam is a regular visitor to Anglezarke, and he has recently released the revised edition of his book to the “Now.Here” series, “Kiona the Gardenian”. With the full support of the Autism Initiatives team at Braid Close in Penwortham. Richard’s quality of life completely transformed as they worked alongside him to realise …
Can you see the Republic of Ireland from England?
Lockdown had a huge impact on us all. One of the most striking things for me was the increase in visibility, caused no doubt by the dramatic reduction in travel and transport. The Anglezarke Moor area is directly under the flight path of aircraft flying in to Manchester Airport from Ireland, and the sky is …
Prevent moorland fires – Ban disposable BBQs
Petition: https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-ban-disposable-bbq-s I believe that people should be free to make their own choices and not bound by unnecessary rules, laws and bureaucracy. Open access to the moorland, right-to-roam, and the Countryside Rights Of Way Act 2000 give people like myself the opportunity to explore and exercise without fear of trespass. And freedom of speech …
Geocaching with Memory Map 6
Paperless Geocaching is quite well documented for Memory Map 5 and PDA devices, but times have moved on, so I wanted to see if I could bring it up to date. Geocaching is a very popular hobby, which combines GPS navigation with treasure hunting. There’s a more thorough explanation on the Geocaching.com website here https://www.geocaching.com/guide/ …
Why you should consider having a dumbphone in your backpack
Smartphones are getting better and better, and in many cases have replaced a dedicated GPS unit. However, the lack of ruggedness, not to mention the chances of leaving it on a gatepost or more than likely it running out of battery, means that if you do get into trouble on a walk, you might well …
Dean Wood and the House
Photographs of Simms, amongst others
Some unique information has been sent in of late, including possibly unpublished (till now) images and tales from the ruins of Simms, amongst others. https://www.anglezarke.net/ruins/simms/ – thank you! The newly added photographs are courtesy of the notes in an unpublished book by the local historian DA Owen.
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A new ruin, Old Brook’s
The gory story of Parson’s Bullough