Saturday, 16 September 2017

Winter at Copley Valley.

These are a selection of 7 pictures taken on the 16th January 2016. This was the day I purchased my Nikon d3300 SLR and despite the wintery weather I wanted to get out and try it.

This area of the Copley Valley has undergone major changes since these were taken and now features and industrial estate of 5 units and a major new housing estate split by the River Calder. There is also a new nature reserve and when I took these pictures the new road and bridge had recently opened. Before the development this area was the former sight of Sowerby Bridge Sewage Works, Sterne Mills and the former home of Triangle FC a local amateur football club.

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Copley Valley before the Buildings.
Copley Valley just after the completion of the new link road and before the commencement of the new industrial estate. The flat ground at the side of the road is now covered by 5 warehouses and before development was the Sowerby Bridge Sewage Works. The River Calder and new housing estate is just beyond the trees to the left of the picture although work on the estate had not started yet when I took this picture.

Winter Lake at Copley Valley.
Taken from the new link road of the south side of the new Sterne Bridge looking over what I think is part of a flood defence strategy as this area flood quite easily due to the proximity of the River Calder and the nearby streams flowing down from Norland.

Winter at Copley Valley
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Taken from the edge of the former football field showing an overgrown and snow covered former field which now has become the Milner Royd Nature Reserve.

The bridge crossers the main railway line alongside the Milner Royd Signal Box. The path over the bridge was accessible by the public until it was diverted in 1893.

This picture can also be seen on Flickr and shows Milner Royd Lane with a light covering of snow.

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Woodside Mill Lock Overflows.

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