Thursday, 22 September 2011

Booth's Supermarket

I was on a wild Goose chase today as I'd had an e-mail with another x4 crosses and or bases around Hurst Green from John who put me onto the Withgill base location :- 
 The old village cross is situated in a garden on the west side of the Green. The short trefoil headed shaft are set in a flight of steps known as a Calvary (just up from the bus shelter)
I looked but couldn't see any steps ? in the few gardens up from the bus stop 
The Warren Cross SD 686 381 - a sipmple incised cross cut into a large stone built into a wall on the lane past Warren Farm - good story behind it!
 Warren farm used to be on the left here

the lane carries on
with an old kissing gate round the corner
Good view across to Pendle hill, but no sign of a cross !
Shire Lane  - Where Shire Lane joins the old highway that comes down from Greengore stands the well-worn pedestal base.
looking up the lane to Greengore
and back down, but no sign of a base !
Gorton Rake Cross SD 676 379 - in the field behind the roadside (Shire Lane) seat, almost hidden beneath a holly and hawthorn hedge, is a cross pedestal which is all that remains of this cross.

it was hard enough finding the seat

but a poke about in the hedge behind drew a blank ! on a cross base
but produced a Cortinarius violaceus

and a Pararge aegeria femail (Speckled Wood )
As I was passing Booth's of Clitheroe I popped in to photo the Veg. It's only small not a giant store, but this is at 14:00 today, I didn't use flash so not pin sharp but you'll get the idea if you've never been
Just thought I'd share - cheers all Danny

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