Boat Lane Ings, 1980
Formerly farming and grazing land but mining subsidence caused the land level to be lowered and the area became permanently covered with water. Now a haven for wild fowl as can be seen by the nesting swans. Reeds provide shelter for the birds.
In the background are the houses of Allerton Bywater and Hollinhurst. On the left in far rear is St. Aidan’s opencast mining spoil heap, now removed as part of the restoration.
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