|Incidental Pictures of Romiley, (Part 3)|
A journey through time and space with an Aiptek PenCam
featuring pictures left over from the lamp post study
23: At the Precinct seeing double as far as places to cross the road go.
Is this Stockport's Triv-Dem dominated council trying to give the customers a choice of places to cross the road? Even if they are just 10 yards apart? It's probably a preparation for major excavations of Compstall Road from July to November to repair/replace old sewers. All the council has to do now is persuade the contractors not to dig in front of both crossings simultaneously.
24: At the centre of Romiley village
The excavators have encroached onto both pavements at a place where, luckily, the pavements are particularly wide. The first picture [above] shows the sewer repair site from the south side of Compstall Road and the next picture [below] shows a view from the north side of the road.
25: Planters later in the season
Having started with just one tier, the planter at the junction of Lyme Grove with Compstall Road (left) shot up abruptly last month. Similarly, the planters at the junction of Sandy Lane with Compstall Road (one of them shown right) was outfitted with a much fancier set of plants for the summer.
26: Rogue weather overflows River Rom!
Anyone wanting to enjoy the view from on one of the benches in Romiley's mini-park needed good pair of waders; or even a rowing boat; on this particular summer Friday. Heavy rain had been falling continuously throughout the morning and well into the afternoon.
Note: These pictures were taken at about 16:30 hours using a camera with a lot more megapixels than the usual pen camera.
below: Birch Vale Drive looking north
below: Compstall Road looking east
below: Greave, up at the top of Sandy Lane
below: The hills to the south of Romiley, looking down Sandy Lane
below: Heading up Werneth Low, looking west.
27: A shift of focus
Having spent 4 months since the beginning of July digging up the south side of Compstall Road, the sewer repair crew shifted across to the north side towards the end of October. Views of the new deployment are shown above from the west (left) and the east (right). As the job is supposed to be completed by November 5th, they've got about a fortnight left to sort themselves out.
|2004/10/24 & 2004/05/16|
28: Value for money, tree-wise
Horse chestnut trees offer a longer, better display than oaks. The one at the junction of Stockport Road and Hill Street was still offering a big splash of colour in October (left) when the oak had lost all of its leaves. Back in May right), the horse chestnut put on a spectacular floral display while the oak's blossoms were fairly invisible.
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