The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Saturday, 3 April 2010


Bowlee lies between Heywood and Middleton and during World War II this area was used as an airstrip. Throughout the locality there were a great many RAF warehouses which I assume were supplied by this airstrip.

Bowlee remained derelict for many years until recently Rochdale Council turned the area into a country park.

To my mind the Council have tried to satisfy the needs of too many different categories of people for there is a nature reserve, football fields, golf range and an area for car boot sales plus Nov 5th bonfire and visiting fair.

The nature reserve often looks a little sad and perhaps the pictures that I hope to publish in the coming week will reflect that.

It is however a good place for dog walking ( if you can dodge the mini motor bikes )


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