Friday, July 10, 2009
Friday Bench (6): Eddie's Bench
This is Eddie's bench behind a drystone wall by the A670 from Ashton-under-Lyne to Mossley in Lancashire.
"In loving memory of Eddie Wrigley late of Tonge Bottom Farm. A dear husband, dad and grandad. Born 27.7.1925 Died 24.10.2001."
Tonge Bottom Farm is now the Hartshead Inn. It lies down in the valley at the bottom of a driveway off the the main road. You cannot see it from here.
This is what you can see. The view looks across to Hartshead Pike. The pike is not the highest part of the hill, but, at 940 feet above sea level, its prominent position has meant that, from early times, it has been the site of a beacon or signalling station. The present tower was built in 1863.
My favourite benches from last week include Phill & Mandy's island bench, Anne-Berit's in Mo i Rana, Leatherdyke's near a chippy in Chesterfield, Dina's bench with cat, Kerri's on the Stoney Creek Trail, Rune's in Kristiansand and Barbara's at the Pitt-Addington marsh. There have been others but I can't mention them all.