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Thread #128514 Message #2878032
Posted By: Will Fly
02-Apr-10 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Egg rolling, Rivington Pike, Easter Mon
Subject: RE: Folklore: Egg rolling, Rivington Pike, Easter Mon
Come to think of it - after dredging my memory - it was probably on Good Friday, rather than Easter Monday, that we all went up to't Pike. And, dredging still further, it was Lord Leverhulme - not Lord Lever - who was the benefactor of the area around Horwich and Bolton.
The last time I was up on the Pike - a few years ago now - there were several school children with a couple of teachers on the top. The view was as wonderful as ever - the coast in the distance, miles of rolling fells, Anglezark and its reservoirs below. Beautiful blue sky with fluffy clouds just lazily trailing across.
The children were looking excitedly at - the new Nike Football stadium.