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Hugh Harris: Mine Waste Cronton SJ471891

Bee Orchid (Hugh Harris)

 

MINE WASTE LWS, CRONTON. KNOWSLEY.      SJ471891 (Sat Nav. WA8 5QN)

Sat 11 June 2016.   Leader: Dave Earl

Weather: 17°C. Mostly cloudy, scattered showers with a warm high of 21° Data from Foreca

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Hugh Harris: Carr Lane Lake, Prescot (SJ460921)

Carr Lane Lake (Hugh Harris)

 

Biodiverse Society Site Visit 19th May 2016: Carr Lane Lake is a modestly sized Local Wildlife Site near Prescot, Knowsley of 1.02 hectares. It is a wetland with a large area of open water which is unusual in Knowsley and it is fished. The site was cited as an LWS in 1995 for a diversity of 11 habitats, 2 regionally important species of plants and 5 locally rare species. 

Hugh Harris: PICKERINGS PASTURE LNR AND MERSEY BASIN SJ 487835 - HALEBANK, WIDNES

 The reserve is a broad area of peaceful pasture alongside the banks of the River Mersey with wild flowers, wildlife and scenic views of industrialisation on the opposite shoreline, including the chemical plant at Weston Point, the oil refinery at Stanlow and the Manchester Ship Canal. The Silver Jubilee and Stephenson railway bridges are also part of the river scene. Behind the industrialisation rise the natural embankments and hills of Frodsham and Helsby.

Hugh Harris: Childwall Hall and Woods, SJ4188 - a timeline

 1718:  Liverpool entrepreneur and attorney, Isaac Greene purchases manor of Childwall and the           Manor House of Childwall Hall.

1749: Isaac Greene dies and daughter Mary inherits the estate and marries Bamber Gascoigne.

1780: New Childwall Hall built, replacing original manor house.

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